College of Charleston used two goals in the second half to earn a 2-1 victory over No. 15 UNCW in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s soccer contest at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The win allowed the Cougars to move their record to 5-5-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the CAA. UNCW, meanwhile, saw an end to its two-game win streak and dropped to 9-3-0 overall with a 4-1-0 mark in league play.
Charleston scored twice in a three-minute span to overcome a 1-0 deficit against the CAA-leading Seahawks. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Scotty Frantz tied the game at 1-1 in the 61st minute when he headed in a pass from redshirt senior forward Eli Dent for his first goal of the season.
With 27:02 remaining in regulation, Dent gave the Cougars a 2-1 advantage when he converted passes from Frantz and senior defender Cesar Murillo for his third goal of the year.
The Seahawks took a 1-0 lead midway through the first half when redshirt senior forward Julio Moncada put home a rebound of a shot by sophomore forward Phillip Goodrum to score his third goal of the year.
Senior goalkeeper Kevin Shields tallied three saves for Charleston, which was outshot by a 10-7 margin.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Ryan Cretens notched three saves in the loss for UNCW.
College of Charleston extended its unbeaten streak against the Seahawks to four straight games while evening the all-time series record to 7-7-2.
All three of the Seahawks’ losses this season have been decided by a one-goal margin. UNCW is 4-3-0 this year in games decided by one goal.
Moncada scored his first goal since opening the season with two goals in a win at Jacksonville on Aug. 25.
Goodrum has now tallied eight of his team-high 13 points in the last six games after earning an assist against the Cougars.
Up Next: The Seahawks begin a three-game road stretch on Saturday night with a visit to James Madison for an 8 p.m. CAA contest against the Dukes.
College Men’s Soccer: College of Charleston 2, No. 15 UNCW 1
Charleston 0 2 - 2
UNCW 1 0 - 1
Goals: COFC – Scotty Frantz (60:45), Eli Dent (62:58); UNCW – Julio Moncada (23:52). Assists: COFC – Eli Dent, Cesar Murillo, Scotty Frantz; UNCW – Phillip Goodrum. Saves: COFC – Kevin Shields 3 (90:00, 1 goals allowed); UNCW – Ryan Cretens 3 (90:00, 2 goals allowed). Shots: COFC – 7; UNCW – 10. Corner Kicks: COFC – 6; UNCW – 4. Attendance: 719.