Chants beat another ranked foe, take on Clemson next

ccusoc-uzo2The No. 11/14Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team rolled to a 2-0 victory over No. 18/rv Charlotte Friday evening at the CCU Soccer Stadium. The Chanticleers, who have yet to concede a goal this season, benefited from scores by Arnar Geirsson and Miguel Gutierrez.

Coastal, which improved to 3-0-0 on the season, opened the match’s scoring in the 49th minute as Geirsson scored his first collegiate goal. Tobenna Uzo played the ball ahead to Geirsson in the box, who shot point-blank on Charlotte’s Austin Pack. Pack made the save with his left hand, but the rebound bounced directly to Geirsson for an easy shot on the open net.

The Chants received the second goal of the match from Gutierrez in the 54th minute. Sergio Camargo saved the ball from the end line on the left side of the box, flipped it back to Uzo, who pushed the ball ahead to Gutierrez for his low-lying shot to the right lower corner of the net.

Coastal’s Fernando Pina, who made a pair of saves, earned his third consecutive shutout to start the season. Charlotte’s Pack took the loss despite recording five saves.

Coastal finished the match with an 11-7 edge in shots, while the 49ers held a slim 4-3 lead in corner kicks.

Coastal Carolina is now set for its Labor Day showdown at No. 9/11 Clemson. The match which is scheduled for a 7 p.m. first kick can be viewed live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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