Men's Soccer Travels to No. 17 Coastal Carolina on Saturday
CLINTON, S.C. - The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team (2-7-0, 1-0-0) heads east to Conway, S.C., this weekend for a Saturday matinee matchup against No. 17 Coastal Carolina (7-1-2, 2-0-0). The Blue Hose will look to continue momentum from a 3-2 Wednesday night win over Georgia Southern while Coastal enters with an eight-match unbeaten streak.
Coastal Carolina sports a No. 17 ranking from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and will bring a 7-1-2 record into Saturday’s match. The Chanticleers have won their last four after taking a 3-1 win over the College of Charleston. Ashton Bennett and Ricky Garbanzo pace the team with four goals and three assists each. The Chanticleers have posted Big South wins over Longwood (4-0) and Liberty (3-0).
PC will look to improve on a 1-7-1 record against the Chanticleers. The Blue Hose took a 1-1 tie in 2009 before Coastal took the last two matches by scores of 2-1 and 3-0. PC’s last win came in 1984, with a 2-0 home win at The Ponderosa in Clinton. Last year’s result marked PC’s home finale and the Chanticleers scored all three goals in the first half.
PC men’s soccer team used two unanswered goals to end home non-conference play on a high note Wednesday night, knocking off visiting Georgia Southern by a 3-2 margin. The Blue Hose rallied from a 2-1 deficit early in the second half, taking advantage of a Nico Fazio score in the 64th minute and an Eagles own goal to take the win. Ignacio Monchetti scored his team-leading second goal of the season to put PC up early and Tyler Beadle stopped four shots on the night.
PC goalkeeper Tyler Beadle has stopped 45 shots this season, ranking ninth in the NCAA Division I total save count. His average of 5.63 saves per game ties him with La Salle’s John McCarthy for 17th. Beadle joined the Blue Hose after two years at Kentucky where he earned All-Conference USA and Freshman All-Conference USA honors.