LEXINGTON, Va. The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team put its high-powered offense on display and showed why it is ranked No. 12 in the nation as the Chanticleers routed VMI 8-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Keydets’ Patchin Field.
Ricky Garbanzo and Robby Joe Daniels each scored twice and Tevin Skyers added his fourth of the season before the break to give Coastal a commanding 5-nil halftime lead. The Chants tacked on three additional goals in the second half, with Bennett twice finding the net and Jakub Stourac recording his second of the year.
The victory extends the Chants’ winning streak to eight games and improves the side to 11-1-2, including a perfect 6-0-0 in Big South play. Moreover, Coastal extends its conference winning streak to 15 games, dating back to the start of the 2011 season.
CCU women’s soccer
• CONWAY In its biggest output in five year, the Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team tallied three goals in each half to shut down Presbyterian 6-1 in Big South Conference play on Saturday.
It marks the sixth time that Coastal has scored six goals in a game, but the first since October of 2007 against High Point. The Chanticleers tied a season high with 30 shots and put a season-best 18 on goal.
Coastal found the net three times in the first 23 minutes of the game, with Fia Jonsson scoring twice directly off corner kicks. Senior Ashley Day added the other in the opening half before sophomore Kacey Kelley, freshman Camille Christie and junior Cisca Okoko each scored in the second half.
CCU women’s volleyball
• CONWAY The Coastal Carolina volleyball team continued its recent string of strong play with a 3-1 victory over Liberty inside The HTC Center Saturday afternoon. The Chants now sit in a tie for first place in the Big South Conference standings with the Flames.
Coastal ended a three-match losing streak to Liberty that dated back to the 2009 season.
CCU improves to 7-10 on the season and 5-2 in Big South Conference play while Liberty falls to 15-7 and 5-2 in BSC action. The Chants took the opening set 25-22, the second set 26-24 and the fourth set 25-18 while LU won the third set 25-20.
CCU was led by junior Kindra Bailey, who had 13 kills and just two errors while hitting .611 on the match. She added a service ace, three digs and five blocks including one solo. Freshman Gabriella Horvath had 13 kills, nine digs, a service ace and one block. Junior Meghan Laffin added 12 kills, four digs and a pair of blocks.