CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team adjusted a pair of weekend games with College of Charleston and UNCW due to Hurricane Dorian. The Blue Hose will host the Cougars at Martin Stadium on Friday, September 6, at 4:00 pm and then travel to Wingate, N.C., on Monday, September 8, to play the Seahawks at 7:00 pm.
Matchup: Presbyterian (0-2) vs College of Charleston (0-2)
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 4:00 pm
Site: Martin Stadium - (Clinton, S.C.)
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com
Matchup: Presbyterian vs UNCW
Date: Monday, September 8
Time: 7:00 pm
Site: WU Soccer Complex - (Wingate, N.C.)
Head coach Ralph Lundy is in his 33rd season as the head coach of the College of Charleston men’s soccer team and 44th season overall. He currently ranks 4th in victories among active Division I coaches with an impressive record of 451-336-64.
The Cougars have yet to score a goal this season, with sophomore Steven Cahill leading the team with five shots, two on goal. Redshirt senior Tucker Heffron was named to the 2019 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association.
The College of Charleston and UNCW both played at the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic to start the season, with both teams going 0-2. The Cougars dropped games to Stetson (0-1) and Georgia Southern (0-2), while the Seahawks dropped their games to Georgia Southern (2-4) and Stetson (1-2).
UNCW is led by Jacob Evans, Gabriel Cabral and Parker Norris with one goal each. The Seahawks will play at Radford on Thursday night at 7 pm.
Friday’s game between Presbyterian College and the College of Charleston will be the first series meeting since 1986. The Blue Hose last picked up a win over the Cougars, 3-1, on Oct. 22, 1984.
The series between PC and UNCW is tied 1-1. The Blue Hose picked up a 2-1 win over the No. 24 Seahawks in 2013, but UNCW most recently eliminated PC from the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, 1-0, with a goal off a corner kick in the first minute of OT.
Seniors Ricardo Hernandez and Sergio Pinto are closing in on significant milestones on Friday. Hernandez, who already leads the program in minutes played (+5700), is set to start his DI program-best 63rd game against College of Charleston. Pinto trails by two career starts, but is 28 minutes away from becoming just the third PC player to surpass 5000 career minutes played (since 2007).
Still Keeping the Bags Packed...
Friday’s rescheduled game with the College of Charleston marks the last home game for the Blue Hose until September 24 against Middle Georgia State. PC has a four-game stretch that now includes a neutral site game with UNCW in Wingate on Monday, September 9.
A Baker’s Dozen...
The Blue Hose have 13 new players joining the team for 2019 including five true freshmen and eight transfers. In the team’s final preseason scrimmage at Clemson (8/24), seven newcomers started and two more subbed in off the bench.
The Blue Hose were selected fourth in the Big South preseason poll for the second consecutive year. After winning the 2017 Big South Tournament, last year’s team dropped a 1-0 overtime game to Campbell in the Big South Finals.