- By Tyler Connolly
Chanticleer men's soccer team wins season opener
Coastal Carolina’s men's soccer team opened their season with a victory of 1-0 over the Georgia State Panthers during a home game on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Coming into the match, the Panthers had only given up two goals throughout five matches and had three consecutive shutouts. The Chanticleers, who didn’t have any previous matches, entered the game with a roster comprising of 25 new players, 18 of which were freshman, and seven that were transfers. Both teams' defense put on a spectacular show, making it difficult for either sides offense to contribute much throughout the game.
The games lone goal, and the Chanticleers first of the season, was initiated by Marcello Jones, who made a pass to Mael Couteau, with 9:56 left of the game. The Chanticleers goalie, Tor Saunders, made his first career start in this goal and helped lead the team's shutout with one save. Georgia State finished with one shot on goal, and their goalie, Gunther Rankenburg, had three saves.
The Chanticleers with continue 1-0 for the season. They will then return to the CCU Soccer Stadium on Oct. 24th to host Georgia Southern in their final home game of the season.