CCU still seeking first win after tough defeat to Tribe

ccusoc-dargentwmThe Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team out-shot William & Mary 17-to-11 and held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks, but it was the Tribe that held on for a 2-1 victory over the 21st-ranked Chanticleers Monday night.

Coastal (0-2) opened the 2016 season with a pair of road matches, falling to #17 Virginia by the same 2-1 tally last Saturday. The Chanticleers will play their home opener this Friday (Sept. 2) by hosting VCU at 7 pm.

William & Mary got on the board on its first shot attempt. In the eighth minute, Marcel Berry found Ryder Bell for his first goal of the season.

Coastal Carolina would hold a nine-to-five shot advantage the rest of the first half but the teams went to halftime with the Tribe holding their 1-0 lead.

William & Mary took a 2-nil lead in the 65th minute. Off a Coastal turnover, Antonio Bustamante connected with Reeves Trott on a long pass. Trott, facing just the Chanticleer keeper, slid the ball into the lower right for the goal.

Ten minutes later, with Coastal controlling possession, the Chanticleers got on the scoreboard in the 74th minute. Martin Melchor lofted the ball over Tribe keeper Phil Breno’s head and Robin Bjornholm-Jatta scored with an empty net.

The Chanticleers attempted two corner kicks and two shots over the final 10 minutes but came up empty.

Chanticleer keeper Alexandre Bouillennec was credited with three saves, while William & Mary’s Breno notched four.

Photo courtesy of WMU Athletics

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