Chanticleers suffer another tough road loss to Spartans

ccusoc-21UNC Greensboro only had two shots in the first half, but one by Damieon Thomas found the back of the net to lead the Spartans to a 1-0 victory over Coastal Carolina Tuesday night.

The Chanticleers (1-4-1) have only allowed six goals this season, including just two over their last four matches, but have just one win to show for it. UNCG improves to 4-1-2.

Both teams only managed two shots in the first half, with Thomas’ goal being to only one on frame. However, Coastal held a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks in the first 45 minutes.

In the 36th minute and off a CCU turnover, Leeroy Maguraushe slotted a ball through on the left side of the box to Thomas, who was 1-v-1 against CCU keeper Braulio Linares-Ortiz. Thomas placed the ball past Linares-Ortiz’s and into the lower right of the goal.

Coastal controlled play in the second half, but came up empty. The Chants out-shot the Spartans 9-6 and held a 7-3 advantage in corners (and 11-3 advantage for the match). Frantzdy Pierrot had a team-high four shots, including three of CCU’s six on goal.

UNCG keeper Logan Rohde recorded six saves in earning the shutout while CCU’s Linares-Ortiz had two saves.

Coastal Carolina will play the third game of its four-match road streak Saturday at Radford. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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