ETSU prepares for first round matchup with Coastal Carolina
ETSU (10-6-4 (5-2-1 A-Sun)
at
Coastal Carolina (18-4-0 (9-1-0 BSC))
11/21/2013 | Conway, S.C. | Attendance: 643
1st2ndFinal
ETSU000
Coastal Carolina202
Scoring
COASTAL16:03CAMARGO, Sergio (ARNARSON, Agust )
COASTAL31:39STOURAC, Jakub (RIBEIRO, Pedro )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
ETSUCOULTER, Ryan90:0023
COASTALCOOK, Devin90:0004
Stats at a GlanceETSUCOASTAL
Shots (on Goal)11 (4)17 (5)
Saves34
Offsides04
Corner Kicks17
Fouls87

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Interactive NCAA Tournament bracket

CONWAY, S.C. (Nov. 20, 2013) - The newly-crowned Atlantic Sun Champion ETSU men's soccer team will take on Big South Champion Coastal Carolina Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. The match will be broadcast on the Big South Network.

CONFERENCE CHAMPS

The Buccaneers (10-5-4) clinched their second Atlantic Sun Championship in four years with a 3-1 win over North Florida in the A-Sun Championship Final Sunday, Nov. 17. This year's NCAA Tournament appearance is the second in ETSU program history.

Senior tri-captain and Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year Nate Hodges (Meridian, Miss.) scored ETSU's first goal of the final. Hodge's goal was followed by scores by Donte Brangman (Southampton, Bermuda) and Emmanuel Wilson (Memphis, Tenn.).

ETSU came within eight minutes of adding to its Atlantic Sun record of 10 shutouts before allowing UNF's lone goal in the 82nd minute.

 

ROAD WARRIORS

The Buccaneers, who rank ninth in the nation in shutout percentage (0.53) and 30th in goals against average (0.79), are one of just nine teams in the NCAA Tournament's 48-team field to have earned at least seven road or neutral-site wins.

Only five teams in the field have more wins away from home than ETSU (7-2-2).

The Buccaneers have travelled more than 6,500 miles during the season, including three road trips of 1,000 miles or more.

ETSU will enter Thursday's first-round matchup looking to extend its five-game unbeaten streak.

COASTAL CAROLINA - Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. - LIVE STATS - VIDEO - TWITTER

The Chanticleers (17-4-0), the Big South regular season and tournament champions, will enter Thursday's match riding a five-match win streak. CCU features the nation's seventh-ranked scoring offense, averaging more than two goals per game.

This year will mark the 11th NCAA Tournament appearance for CCU and third consecutive year hosting a first round match. CCU is 7-8-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 3-0-0 record at home.

The Chanticleers advanced to last year's round of 16 before losing to College Cup participant Maryland.

CCU is paced by senior midfielder Pedro Ribeiro (11 goals, 6 assists) and junior forward Ricky Garbanzo (12 goals, 1 assist).

Updated as of Nov. 17 ETSU CCU
Goals per game 1.21 2.10
Goals allowed per game 0.79 0.90
Shutout percentage 0.53 0.48
Fouls per game 9.32 11.95
Corners per game 4.58 6.43

 

ETSU is 7-4-3 all-time versus Big South opponents, and 5-3-2 in the state of South Carolina.

The winner of the match will advance to second round action at Charlotte Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Information on the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship can be found at NCAA.com.

VOTE FOR FUBI

A member of ETSU's winningest class in program history, senior midfielder Itode Fubara (Ogbema, Nigeria) is one of just 10 finalists for this year's presitigious Senior CLASS Award. Fans can vote for Fubara once per day until Nov. 25 by clicking here.

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