Coastal knocks off 49ers, marches on to Sweet 16

ccusoc-blondeThe Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night by defeating host Charlotte 1-0.

The Chanticleers (19-4) avenged a loss to the 13th-seeded 49ers (12-6-3) earlier this season by a 2-1 score, but this was the one that counted.

The Chants wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, taking the lead just 5 minutes in when Ricky Garbanzo converted an assist from Simon Laugsand.

CCU’s defense did the rest behind goalkeeper Devin Cook’s three-save shutout performance.

Coastal travels across country to face No. 4 California on Saturday for the right to compete in the Sweet 16.

Coastal travels across country to face No. 4 California on Saturday.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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