MT. PLEASANT, SC October 7, 2013 – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team plays host to No. 19 Coastal Carolina in midweek non-conference action on Tuesday, Oct. 8 with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. at Patriots Point.
The Cougars (2-7 overall) were tagged with a 1-0 loss at No. 29 William and Mary last Saturday as they were unable to find the net despite attractive spells of possession and control.
Earlier in the week, the Cougars knocked off then-unbeaten Winthrop, 2-1, on the road on Tuesday night. Freshman Adan Noel (La Brea, Trinidad) put the Cougars up in the 31st minute, and Tucker Coons (Alpharetta, Ga.) provided the game winner late in regulation.
Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Young (Greenville, S.C.) provided a solid week in goal, making five and six saves in the two matches.
Noel and Coons became only the second and third Cougars to score this season, joining Xavier Rajpaul (Port of Spain, Trinidad) who leads the team with two goals.
SCOUTING THE CHANTICLEERS…
The Chanticleers (7-2 overall) will be the sixth opponent the Cougars have faced this season either ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA Coaches Poll. In addition to ranking No. 19 in last week’s NSCAA poll, the Chants jumped to No. 10 in the College Soccer News (CSN) Top 30 which was released on Monday.
Coastal ran its winning streak to six matches on Saturday with a 2-1 double overtime victory at High Point last Saturday. Pedro Ribeiro, a Preseason All-American, was the man of the match against High Point as he scored the game-winner with 6:18 remaining in the second overtime on a free kick from 35 yards out. The Brazilian launched his scoring strike over a wall of High Point defenders and into the left upper 90. The goal was Ribeiro’s sixth of the season and his 10th career game-winner and he was named to the CSN National Team of the Week.
Riberio’s six goals are a team high, followed by Sergio Camargo with four. Eight Chants have found the net this season and 12 have provided a goal and/or assist. The Chants are outscoring their opponetns, 17-10, on a 136-84 shot advantage.
Devin Cook has been Coastal’s primary goalkeeper and has a 1.04 goals against average and .690 save percentage on 20 saves on the season.
MULTIMEDIA AVAILABLE FOR THE MATCH…
Fans unable to make it to Patriots Point can enjoy a full web-based broadcast to follow the action free of charge through CofCSports.com. Live statistics will also be available.
Following the match the Cougars return to Colonial Athletic Association action at Delaware on Sunday, Oct. 13.