Chants rally past Radford into Big South title match

ccusoccer-cele4Top-seeded Coastal Carolina scored three goals in the second half to defeat No. 5 Radford 3-2 in the semifinals of the 2013 Big South Men’s Soccer Championship Friday afternoon at Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C.

Coastal Carolina advances to Sunday’s championship match, its third appearance in four years, and will play the winner of No. 3 Longwood/No. 7 Liberty match for the Big South’s automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.  Sunday’s game will air live on ESPN3 at 2 pm.

It was the sixth meeting all time in the tournament as Coastal Carolina moved to 5-1 all-time vs. Radford in the Big South Championship.

Radford got on the board first in the 33rd minute to take the 1-0 lead.  Joe Mayer was fouled in the box and Radford was given a penalty kick.  Bernardo Ulmo stepped up and buried his shot into the lower right hand corner.

The Highlanders put another score on the board in the first minute of the second half to push its lead to 2-0.  Luis Grande collected the ball and played a cross through the box that found the foot of Mayer who sent a one-timer into the lower left corner.

“I am proud of the overall second-half effort and the way that we fought back against a very strong Radford team,” Coastal Carolina Head Coach Shaun Docking said. “For our guys to stay composed after going down two goals, I am very proud of the way our team came back.  It shows the true character of our team.”

Coastal Carolina answered back in the 57th minute to cut the lead to 2-1. Agust Arnarson collected the ball inside the 18 and sent a pass over to Big South Attacking Player of the Year Pedro Ribeiro.  Rebeiro turned and placed his shot inside the far post from 13 yards out.

The Chanticleers evened the score at 2-2 in the 72nd minute.  Big South Defensive Player of the Shawn McLaws served a pass into the box and found a charging Sergio Camargo who one-timed the ball into the upper right corner.

Coastal Carolina found the game-winner in the 81st minute to give the Chanticleers the 3-2 win. Kai Morton played a through ball into the box that was collected by Arnarson.  Anrnason took advantage of the one-on-one opportunity with the keeper and chipped the ball to the far post.

Ribero led Coastal Carolina with three shots on frame, while Radford’s Ulmo finished the match with a pair of shots on goal.  As a team Coastal Carolina held the advantage on shots at 22 to Radford’s 10 total shots.

Coastal Carolina’s Devin Cook finished the match with two saves.  For the Highlanders, Dane Wilson turned away three Chanticleer attacks.

Coastal Carolina advances to its 14th Championship match and improves to 16-4-0, while Radford drops to 9-7-4.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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