After a short approach, Brown struck the ball hard but kept it low, sneaking it through the Capital defense and beating Altman for SC's third goal.
Means said set pieces have been a big part of South Charleston's arsenal this season and Wednesday's game against Capital showcased what they can do.
"We've had a lot of goals that way this season," he said. "It's something we started working on early in the season and I think we've got some good movement and that creates opportunities."
As good as SC was able to perform on the offensive end, its defense was able to withstand the several pushes from the Cougar offense, and goalkeeper Hunter Moles helped with six saves to keep the shutout intact.
South Charleston got solid contributions from seniors Moles, Cosby, Kincaid and Brown in addition to underclassmen such as Wilkerson and Justin Bumgarner. Means said his team took some lumps early in the season but as September starts to turn to October the Black Eagles have come together as a team.
"These guys, some of them have been playing for me since ninth grade and a couple of them transferred in, they were from South Charleston but went to a Christian school - the Cosby brothers," Means said. "Our first game against George Washington was our roughest outing. We've moved some guys around since that time and we've got some chemistry. Everybody wants to win and is buying into the system. Even if they come off the bench, the common goal is to keep winning."
Reach Tom Bragg at tom.br...@wvgazette.com.