No. 12 Chants face another Top-20 foe in No. 15 Niners

The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team, ranked No. 12 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, will play its third consecutive top-20 ranked team of the season on Friday when No. 15 Charlotte comes to Conway. The Chanticleers and 49ers are slated for 7 p.m. kickoff at the CCU Soccer Field.

Coastal opened its 2013 campaign last week at the Carolina Nike Classic, defeating then 17th-ranked Wake Forest 1-0 before falling to then fourth-ranked North Carolina 4-0. Senior Matt Risher scored the Chants’ game-winner against the Demon Deacons off an assist from junior Ridge Robinson during the 43rd minute of play. Coastal battled the Tar Heels scoreless through the opening 65 minutes of play before surrendering a quartet of goals late in the contest.

No. 10 Coastal Outlasted by No. 3 Charlotte in Heavyweight Bout
After having a man sent off with a red card in the 24th minute, the No. 10 Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team held strong for 78 minutes of play but No. 3 UNC Charlotte would find the game-winner in the 102nd minute to win the very physical top-10 clash 1-0.

Charlotte, then ranked 21st by the NSCAA, opened its season with a 2-0 victory at Denver on Aug. 30 with junior Giuseppe Gentile finding the back of the net both times. However, the 49ers lost their home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 3 by a 1-0 final to unranked UNC Greensboro.

The Chanticleers and 49ers have met on the pitch in each of the past two seasons and eight times overall. Coastal owns a 4-3-1 lead in the all-time series; however, Charlotte has won each of the past two meetings — 2-1 to open the 2011 campaign and 1-0 in a double overtime thriller in the second game of the 2012 season.

Coastal holds a distinct advantage at the CCU Soccer Field and in home openers. The Chants own a 70-19-6 (.768) record within the friendly confines of the CCU Soccer field and have not been defeated at home since Sept. 16, 2011 — a stretch of 19 consecutive matches. The men of Conway are 24-7-2 all-time in home openers, last falling to the then 23rd-ranked 49ers to start the 2011 season.

FOR THE FANS For Friday’s home opener vs. Charlotte, students can earn 500 GOTEAL Rewards points at the game by checking into CCU Soccer Field on Foursquare. If you haven’t already, be sure to register today on GoTealRewards.com. Also, free snacks and refreshments will be made available for all fans by the bleachers while supplies last.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

Baseball bonds young, old at Legends for Youth Clinic

Baseball bonds young, old at Legends for Youth ClinicEight former big leaguers - and about 60 aspiring ones [more]

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program New Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach Alyssa Hunter knows she [more]

Soccer Locker ready for final horn after 25 years

Soccer Locker ready for final horn after 25 yearsA child steps up to the counter to purchase his [more]

MB Track and Field Club flies high at Florence meet

MB Track and Field Club flies high at Florence meetThe Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club combined boys and [more]

Rivers named honorable mention All-American

Rivers named honorable mention All-AmericanCoastal Carolina senior outfielder Kieton Rivers was recognized as a [more]

Trio of Pelicans pitchers are midseason All-Stars

Trio of Pelicans pitchers are midseason All-StarsMyrtle Beach right-handed pitchers Javier Assad, Jesus Camargo and Paul [more]

Grand Strand rec athletes find passion for pickleball

Grand Strand rec athletes find passion for pickleballNearly 100 local recreational athletes put themselves in a real [more]

CCU football loses legend with retirement of Glenn

CCU football loses legend with retirement of GlennCoastal Carolina football chief of staff and director of football [more]

Chants' season ends with stinging defeat to Jackets

Chants' season ends with stinging defeat to JacketsCoastal Carolina baseball had its season come to an end [more]

Coastal wrangles Rattlers to stay alive in Regional

Coastal wrangles Rattlers to stay alive in RegionalThe Chanticleers took an early 3-0 lead and did not [more]

MB Track & Field Club shines at Club Challenge

MB Track & Field Club shines at Club ChallengeThe Myrtle Beach Track and Field Club welcomed 22 clubs [more]

Chants battered by Tigers, drop into losers bracket

Chants battered by Tigers,  drop into losers bracketCoastal Carolina baseball saw a 2-2 tie disappear in the [more]

Chiefs seeking sixth boys hoops coach in nine years

Chiefs seeking sixth boys hoops coach in nine yearsNorth Myrtle Beach is looking for a new boys basketball [more]

Grand Strand dominates state golf course rankings

Grand Strand dominates state golf course rankings Golfweek has unveiled its annual list of the “Best Courses [more]

Hemingway narrows his college wish list to five

Hemingway narrows his college wish list to fiveTonka Hemingway has played enough games with opposing offensive linemen. He’s [more]

Chants headed to Atlanta, face Auburn in first round

Chants headed to Atlanta, face Auburn in first roundCoastal Carolina baseball received the No. 3 seed in the [more]

Chants dig deep, defend Sun Belt championship

Chants dig deep, defend Sun Belt championshipCoastal Carolina outscored the Georgia Southern Eagles 9-1 over the [more]

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title game

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Chanticleers scored nine runs over the first three innings [more]

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their gripSports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range [more]

Chants use walk-off home run to stay alive in Sun Belt

Chants use walk-off home run to stay alive in Sun BeltZach Biermann's third home run of the night with two [more]

Myrtle Beach's Doty heads to nation's top QB camp

Myrtle Beach's Doty heads to nation's top QB camp Luke Doty’s Myrtle Beach legacy already includes some gaudy numbers, [more]

CCU drops Sun Belt debut; faces elimination Thursday

CCU drops Sun Belt debut; faces elimination ThursdayCoastal Carolina baseball surrendered eight runs over the last three [more]

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournament

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournamentA two hour and five minute-lightning delay nor two Appalachian [more]

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrage

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrageSimilar to the two teams' first meeting back on March [more]

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach John Ed Cahill queued up an old voicemail from his [more]

Baseball bonds young, old at Legends for Youth Clinic

Baseball bonds young, old at Legends for Youth ClinicEight former big leaguers - and about 60 aspiring ones [more]

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program

Hunter brings new energy to MB volleyball program New Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach Alyssa Hunter knows she [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach