Wednesday leaves us just three days from kickoff between the Charlotte 49ers and the Campbell Camels. Let’s get things going today with the Niner NotePAD, a helping of news and notes surrounding Charlotte.
–We start on the soccer pitch, as the women’s soccer team topped Gardner-Webb 2-1 to move to 3-0 on the season. The Niners went down 1-0 in the first half, but goals by Sara Trexler and Sarah Ann Waugh in the second frame led the home side to victory. They travel to Elon on Sunday for a 7pm showdown with the Phoenix.
–Before the game, Amanda Jones was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s National Team of the Week for her two goals last week–a OT winner versus Liberty and an early strike against UNC Wilmington that proved to be the game winner.
–There’s quite the dilemma going on for UNC Charlotte students that didn’t get a ticket to Saturday’s game. All told, 8,300 requests were made for 7,500 tickets that had been allocated for students. The Charlotte Observer‘s David Scott got some thoughts from people that were left out.
–On that note: if you’re a student that finds that they can’t make it, the athletic ticket office has stressed that you cannot sell your ticket. Not only does it have your name on it, gate attendants will be checking student ID’s. If you are not a student and looking to purchase a ticket, do not buy any tickets sold by students for the reason just stated.
–Men’s soccer news now…Soccer America has released its preseason poll and the Niners are showing in 18th. New Mexico (9th) and Tulsa (16th) were the other two C-USA teams in the poll; non-conference opponents Wake Forest (12th) and Coastal Carolina (15th) also appeared.
–Finally, the men’s basketball schedule is out. I’ll spotlight some of the highlighted matchups, but a couple of dates you can circle are Davidson (12/4) and Georgia Tech (12/29).
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