Junior forward Hamilton Carlin scored the game’s lone goal with 8:03 remaining in regulation as College of Charleston edged UNCW 1-0 in a key Colonial Athletic Association game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Cougars, who earned their second win in the last three games, improved to 7-6-2 overall, while moving into a tie for third place in the CAA with a 4-2-1 mark. Meanwhile, the Seahawks’ record dropped to 8-5-3 overall as UNCW fell into fifth place with a 3-4-1 league record.
Carlin tallied his third goal of the season when he took a quick pass from senior forward Adam Purvis and scored on a one-timer shot in front of the goal.
Junior goalkeepers Kevin Shields recorded five saves for Charleston, while junior goalkeeper Sean Melvin posted five saves for the Seahawks, who outshot the Cougars by a 14-10 margin.
Each of the Seahawks’ last five games have been decided by a one-goal margin or less as UNCW concluded its conference schedule. The Seahawks have qualified for the upcoming CAA Tournament, but play a quarterfinal match on the road after Wednesday’s setback.
UNCW plays in their final home game against Florida Gulf Coast at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.