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Charlotte 49ers 2, Richmond 0: Inside The Numbers

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team wasn’t about to drop to 0-2 in Atlantic 10 play.  Looking to respond after an ugly 4-1 loss to VCU on Friday night, the Niners took out their frustrations on Richmond in a dominating defensive result at Robins Stadiun, winning 2-0 to take the second of a weekend series in Virginia’s capital.  Take a look with us inside the numbers of this latest victory for the boys in green…

–The win helped Charlotte avoid their first two game losing streak in over two years.  The last time they lost back-to-back games was September 18 and 25, 2010, when they succumbed to both Campbell and South Carolina.
–Charlotte’s defense was well on target as it was their fourth clean sheet of the season.  The Spiders only managed three shots (to Charlotte’s 19), only forcing Klay Davis to make two saves (Spider goaltender Thomas Hand made ten stops–hats off to him on only allowing the two goals).  Donnie Smith had four of the Niner shots (with one finding the back of the net) while Giuseppe Gentile (one goal) and Robby Thomas each had three.  The Niners also led in corners, taking eight to Richmond’s zero.
–In the foul department, Charlotte committed twelve to Richmond’s 10.  Four yellow cards were assessed–three for the Niners.
–After a five game road trip, it’s finally back to Transamerica Field for a four game home stand, beginning with Fordham on Friday at 7pm.

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