Tar and Feathers: Heels nip Chants in hard-fought affair

The #11 Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team took top-seeded North Carolina to the brink of elimination, but ultimately fell by a 3-2 count in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship on Sunday in Chapel Hill.

The Chanticleers scored first and twice held a one goal lead in the match as Ashton Bennett and TeeJay East recorded goals.

North Carolina’s Enzo Martinez found the eventual game-winner in the 69th minute of play on a direct kick from 19-yards out.  A Coastal handball just outside the ’18 set up Martinez’s scoring strike.

“I am really proud of the way our team played tonight,” said head coach Shaun Docking.  “Our goal was to attack their defense and we were able to do that.”

“Ashton and TeeJay did a great job on their scoring plays.  We had some great scoring looks down the stretch including in the last ten seconds, before the handball that went uncalled.”

Trailing 3-2 with time winding down in the contest, the Chants mounted one final scoring run as Henrik Robstad launched a cross from the left side of the box to Luis Faz.  However, a North Carolina handball inside the keeper’s box went uncalled as time expired.

After three near goals, the Chanticleers finally broke through on the scoreboard in the 41st minute as Bennett found his 23rd goal of the season.  Shawn McLaws ignited the scoring play with a pass ahead to Pedro Riberio. The sophomore then played a well-placed cross to the foot of Bennett who fired his shot inside the far post to give the Chants the early 1-nil lead.

North Carolina responded in the fifth minute of the second half as Ben Speas took a Scott Goodwin goal, dribbled through the Coastal and chipped the ball past an Angevine sliding save attempt.

Coastal responded 1:24 later as East found the back of the net to regain the Chants one goal advantage.  Bennett fed a low-lying through ball to the foot of East who pushed his eighth goal of the season past the diving Tar Heel keeper.

North Carolina knotted the score for the second time 39 seconds later as Kirk Urso scored his third goal of the year.  Urso collected a long rebound and hammered home a shot to the upper 90 from 30-yards out.

After 10 minutes of feeling each other out, both sides put well placed shots on frame; however, both keepers were up to the task.  North Carolina attacked first as Billy Shuler ripped a blast from 15-yards out that was saved by Angevine.

On UNC’s ensuing corner, Scott Angevine converted the second of his six saves as he pulled down a Jordan Gafa header attempt.  The Chants countered on their next possession with Bennett heading the ball to the foot of Ricky Garbanzo who proceeded to uncork a blast that was saved by the Tar Heel keeper.

The Chants were afforded another prime scoring opportunity in the 35th minute as Robby Joe Daniels
launched a deep throw into the box.  Bennett elevated above the Tar Heel defense and headed the ball just wide of the post.

The Chanticleers finished the contest with 17 shots, including seven on frame.  North Carolina recorded 22 shots in the match and held a 7-1 edge in corner kicks.  The sides combined to be whistled for 41 fouls and booked with seven cautions.

Coastal finishes the season with an 18-4 overall record, including a 9-0 Big South mark.  North Carolina will host Indiana in the third round of the tournament on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Comments

comments

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospective

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospectiveThe Myrtle Beach Art museum drew over a thousand folks [more]

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summer

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summerOlivia Drew was crying, and her mother, Brittany Drew, was [more]

Pelicans limited to one hit as offensive woes continue

Pelicans limited to one hit as offensive woes continueAlex Lange fired six excellent innings Thursday, but the Myrtle [more]

All-County Track & Field: Second shots strike silver

All-County Track & Field: Second shots strike silverThe frontrunners in this year's My Horry News All-County Girls [more]

Mutiny gives Strand fans small taste of World Cup

Mutiny gives Strand fans small taste of World CupAmerican soccer fans don't have a rooting interest in this [more]

Pelicans open second half with eye on playoff streak

Pelicans open second half with eye on playoff streakThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans begin the second half of the [more]

Pelicans help propel South to victory in All-Star Game

Pelicans help propel South to victory in All-Star GameA pair of Myrtle Beach Pelicans played key roles in [more]

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-South

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-SouthA pair of former teammates and rivals joined forces for [more]

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squad

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squadCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster and designated hitter Zach Biermann [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader today

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader todayVictor Diaz's seven strong innings for the Carolina Mudcats were [more]

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top listThe future looks bright for the sport of high school [more]

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nod

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nodCarter Hess carved his way to a spot on the [more]

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect start

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect startAfter Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for [more]

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny win

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny winThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny rolled to a 6-0 victory over [more]

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-American

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-AmericanCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster was named to the Perfect [more]

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans game

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans gameThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome former MLB All-Stars and [more]

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transfer

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transferCoastal Carolina University men's basketball player Artur Labinowicz plans to [more]

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoff

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoffIn yet another development in the Grand Strand's booming sports [more]

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing Championship

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing ChampionshipLocal surfers, volunteers, and family members gathered at the Charleston [more]

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for club

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for clubIf things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior [more]

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of Omaha

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of OmahaThe University of South Carolina baseball team saw its season [more]

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star team

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star teamMyrtle Beach catcher Jhonny Pereda, right-hander Tyler Peyton and infielder [more]

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospective

Native son Drew Brophy returns for art retrospectiveThe Myrtle Beach Art museum drew over a thousand folks [more]

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summer

Drew turns softball skills into memorable summerOlivia Drew was crying, and her mother, Brittany Drew, was [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach