It was a soccer-filled weekend for the Charlotte 49ers men’s and women’s teams as they went 1-0-2 combined over the three games. The women beat UTSA and tied Middle Tennessee, with the men battling to a scoreless draw at New Mexico.
WSoc: Charlotte 2, UTSA 0 (Friday)
The Niners opened their home C-USA schedule with a shutout win over the visiting Roadrunners. Scoring didn’t get underway until the 2nd half, when Rebecca Beatty scored the first of her collegiate career off of a nice pass by Maddie Kiebel; the freshman did the rest and put Charlotte up 1-0. It was 2-0 just over eight minutes later as Amanda Jones let loose a strike from 40 yards out to wrap up the scoring. The defense did the rest as Annie McHenry and the Niners back line kept UTSA off the board.
MSoc: Charlotte 0, New Mexico 0 (Friday)
Klay Davis and the Niners defense came up big against a talented Lobo squad as both sides couldn’t find the net. But it wasn’t for lack of trying on Charlotte’s part, as they forced New Mexico keeper Michael Lisch to make four saves and match the Niners’ defensive strength.
The Niners return home on Tuesday as they host Old Dominion on a televised game on Fox Sports.
WSoc: Charlotte 2, MT 2 (Sunday)
Charlotte found themselves in a 2-0 hole in the first half. Off a free kick, Miranda Caballero found Kate Loye in the box, and the sophomore headed it in to open the scoring in the game’s 22nd minute. In the 38th minute, it was Angie Lai taking a loose ball off of a corner in the box and knocking it home to put the Blue Raiders up a pair. But the Niners struck back in the 2nd half–first off a breakaway by Kiebel beating Kelsey Brouwer on a one-on-one situation, followed by an Amanda Jones shot off the bottom of the crossbar that was ruled to have crossed the goal line in the process.
No one scored in the overtime session, despite the Niners controlling play throughout, and this one ended in a draw.
Charlotte hits the road next week as they travel to Texas–UTEP is the opponent on Friday and North Texas is on Sunday.