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Celebrating 20 Seasons of Coastal Soccer: Chants Soccer Closes 2010 With 70-3 Wins; Get Large South Title and Playoff Berth

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CONWAY, SC – The Coastal Carolina soccer program is celebrating its twentieth season this 12 months, having performed the inaugural season in 2003.

As a part of the celebration this season, every week the Coastal Athletics Division will function a memorable sport, championship, or second that makes up the historical past of the Coastal Carolina soccer program.

Week 1: First Soccer Sport in Program Historical past (Sept. 6, 2003)
Week 2: Chants Knock Off No. 1 JMU (Sept. 10, 2005)
Week 3: Coastal Upsets No. 3 Furman 29-27 (Oct. 7, 2006)
Week 4: Chants Win First-Ever Highway Sport on Thursday Evening (Sept. 25, 2003)
Week 5: Soccer Will get Dramatic 24-23 Win at No. 17 SC State (Oct. 1, 2005)
Week 6: Coastal Will get 13-7 Win at Idaho for First Solar Belt Victory (Nov. 18, 2017)
Week 7: Coastal Carolina Opens FBS Period with Victory Over UMass (Sept. 2, 2017)
Week 8: Open Week
Week 9: Soccer Earns Share of Large South Title with Win at GWU (Oct. 30, 2004)
Week 10: No. 14 Coastal Carolina Shuts Down No. 8 BYU in Thrilling Prime-15 Matchup (Dec. 5, 2020)
Week 11: Coastal Defeats No. 22 Bethune-Cookman, 24-14, to Advance to NCAA Second Spherical (Nov. 24, 2012)
Week 12: Chanticleers File Historic Win at Kansas (Sept. 7, 2019)

Chants Soccer Closes 2010 With 70-3 Wins; Get Large South Title and Playoff Berth (Nov. 20, 2010)
Zach MacDowall tied a Large South report and punt returner Niccolo Mastromatteo set two Large South requirements in Coastal Carolina’s 70-3 season-ending win over Charleston Southern at Brooks Stadium Saturday afternoon within the 2010 regular-season finale.

The Chanticleers, of their eighth season as a program, laid declare to its fourth Large South Championship – and first since 2006 – with the win, coupled with a Liberty 54-28 win at dwelling versus Stony Brook. Coastal Carolina, Liberty, and Stony Brook all completed convention play with a 5-1 report. The tie-breaker for the Large South’s computerized berth went to Coastal Carolina based mostly on the fewest factors allowed in league play. In solely giving up three factors Saturday versus Charleston Southern, Coastal completed with 109 defensive factors allowed, in comparison with 122 by Stony Brook and 138 by Liberty. (Stony Brook held a 38-point lead in factors allowed previous to Saturday’s sport with Coastal permitting simply three and Stony Brook giving up 54 to Liberty.)

MacDowall threw 5 touchdowns to tie the Large South single-game report and broke the college report with former CCU report holder and All-American quarterback Tyler Thigpen available to look at Saturday. The 5 TDs additionally stand as probably the most landing passes thrown in a Large South sport, two different Large South sign callers (Jeremy Martin of Gardner-Webb and Collin Drafts twice) additionally threw 5 TDs in a sport however every coming in opposition to non-conference opponents .

For the sport, MacDowall accounted for six scores, speeding for 41 yards and a TD, whereas finishing 15-of-20 passes for 248 yards with no interceptions. Additionally, the CCU offensive line didn’t enable a sack for the fourth time this season, giving up simply seven on the 12 months and no a couple of in anybody sport to guide the Large South and rank among the many nation’s prime 5.

Mastromatteo set the Large South report for punt returns in a season, getting 5 Saturday and ending 2010 with 29. One among his returns went for a rating and that 91-yard return marked the longest punt return in Large South historical past. Justin Durham additionally tied a Large South report, changing into the second league participant to make 10 PATs in a sport.

Along with the spectacular offensive and particular workforce performances, Coastal’s protection solely allowed 218 yards, the second-lowest whole allowed this season, whereas surrendering simply 33 yards within the second half. Additionally, Coastal improved to 35-4 all-time when speeding for 200 yards in a sport, getting 205.

Different leaders for the Chants on Senior Day included senior Brandon Whitley (5 receptions for 70 yards), senior Eric O’Neal (11 carries for 65 yards, 5.9 per try), and freshman Aaron Jones (7 carries for 64 yards, 9.1 per try), whereas Josh Norman and Andrae Jacobs every had a team-high eight tackles.

The 70 factors is the second-most at school historical past (scoring 71 vs. Mansfield in 2005) and third-most in Large South historical past – second-most factors scored in a Large South sport, whereas the 67-point differential is the most important at school historical past.

Coastal took management early because it pressured a fast punt on Charleston Southern’s first possession and Mastromatteo returned the ball 12 yards. From there, Coastal took benefit of a go interference name, a 16-yard O’Neal run, and two completions from MacDowall to Whitley, the second being a 25-yard strike in the long run zone.

After backing the Bucs as much as their very own six on the kickoff, the Chants pressured a fast three-and-out, giving CCU the ball on the CSU 34. The Chants shortly padded its margin with a 23-yard MacDowall to O’Neal display screen go for a landing. The play was made doable when proper deal with Bryan Brooks made a formidable block on a blitz pick-up.

Charleston Southern trimmed its deficit to 14-3 after a 43-yard area purpose by Andy Brown.

Undaunted, Coastal marched shortly again down the sphere after a 28-yard completion to Whitley and a 14-yard MacDowall rush. MacDowall capped the eight-play, 71-yard drive by scrambling and discovering Racheed Gause for a seven-yard landing go and a 21-3 lead with just below two minutes left within the first quarter. The TD catch was Gause’s first for a rating in his profession.

The Buccaneers have been threatening once more, attending to the CCU 10pyard line earlier than a fumble on a handoff change was recovered by Coastal’s Chad McField. Coastal would then flip the ball over into the crimson zone on a fumble. The Bucs have been in a position to get their offense on monitor once more till attempting a halfback go. Coastal’s Three Hendersons learn the play, stepped in entrance of quarterback and meant receiver Malcolm Dixon and returned it 66 yards for a landing. Not solely was that Henderson’s first profession rating, nevertheless it was his first profession decide and the second-longest interception return at school historical past.

The Chants pressured a punt on the CSU ensuing drive and Mastromatteo caught the ball on his personal 9 and returned it 91 yards for a rating. It was the freshman’s first rating of the season, a Large South report for the longest punt return, and marked the second-longest scoring play at school historical past behind Tarvorris Jolly’s 94-yard return off a blocked area purpose.

The second half started with one other huge play on particular groups as Jeremy Heights returned the opening kickoff 78 yards to the CSU 13-yard line, marking third-longest kick return at school historical past. Two performs later, O’Neal scored from seven yards out to offer Coastal a 42-3 lead.

Coastal made the rating 49-3 halfway by means of the third quarter when MacDowall hit tight finish Jamie Childers for a 12-yard landing. It marked the primary receiving TD for Childers, a former CCU quarterback. On the Chants’ subsequent drive, MacDowall hit Matt Hazel with a 39-yard strike.

To begin the 4 quarters, Aaron Jones and Gause did many of the work on the bottom, however MacDowall completed the drive with an eight-yard landing run.

Coastal was content material to expire the clock within the fourth quarter however did add one other landing. Going through third-and-three from the seven, senior Anthony Frye bulled his method into the tip zone for his solely profession landing.

Previous to the sport, Coastal Carolina honored its 23 soccer seniors, together with Robert Balkunas, Danny Bonifas, EJ Brown, Ben Collins, Keon Cunningham, Dominique Davenport, Justin Durham, Ben Erdman, Anthony Frye, Racheed Gause, Kent Harper, Tarvorris Jolly, Trae Lengthy, Zach MacDowall, Carlton Mitchell, Jonathan Morgan, Eric O ‘Neal, Jamie Perkinson, Brian Sanders, Seth Smalls, Chris Partitions, Brandon Whitley, and Marquel Willis.

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