Coastal settles for another scoreless draw vs. Eagles

ccusoc-gsFor the third time in five home matches this season, Coastal Carolina played 110 minutes and walked away with a 0-0 tie, the most recent coming Saturday night versus Georgia Southern at the CCU Soccer Stadium.

The Chanticleers have not lost at home this season, posting a 2-0-3 record, and is 4-5-3 overall, 0-1-1 in Sun Belt action. The Eagles are 6-5-2, 1-0-1 in league play.

Coastal Carolina found the back of the net in the 13th minute, but the goal was waved off due to an offsides call. Five minutes later, Coastal keeper Braulio Linares-Ortiz made an impressive save on a Josh Bronstorph shot. The Chants had a pair of good scoring opportunities in the final seven minutes. First Frantzdy Pierrot in the 38th minute and later on a Brennan Koslow shot in the 40th minute. However, GSU’s Torgier Fjaer made the save on both chances to keep it a 0-0 tie at the break.

Linares-Ortiz finished with four saves and Fjaer had seven for the Eagles.

In the 62nd minute of the second half, Jair Espinoza nearly scored, but his shot bounced off the post. Overall, Coastal had the better of it in the second half, holding a 10-4 shot advantage, but could not put the game away.

Coastal kept the momentum in the two overtime periods, holding a 6-2 shot advantage, but was kept off the scoreboard.

Pierrot and Espinoza each had four shots for the Chanticleers while Bronstorph led Georgia Southern with five shots.

Coastal Carolina – with four matches left in the regular season – will return to action Wednesday (Oct. 19) at Appalachian State. Two of CCU’s final four matches are at home as the Chants host Howard on Oct. 22 and close the regular season by hosting Georgia Southern Nov. 5.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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