49ers fall to nationally ranked Gamecocks

| September 7, 2016
49er goalie Anna Sheldon made a few impressive grabs during the 3-0 loss against South Carolina. Photo by Chris Crews.

49er goalie Anna Sheldon made a few impressive grabs during the 3-0 loss against South Carolina. Photo by Chris Crews.

The women’s soccer team couldn’t put the ball in the net and fell 3-0 against a nationally-ranked 22 South Carolina.

The Gamecocks (5-0-1) wasted no time, putting one on the board with ten minutes gone in the game. Then the 49ers (3-3-0) were trying to clear the ball at 25:40 when it bounced off of a Charlotte player into their own goal, allowing South Carolina to have the 2-0 advantage. The final goal of the game came from a close range shot by the Gamecocks at the 73 minute mark.

The 49ers were aggressive collecting six fouls on the night, but only put four shots on goal. Charlotte had a slow start with Emily Truelove taking the first shot on goal having only 10 minutes left in the first period.

Anna Shelden displayed skill in the goal box despite the loss.  Shelden saved a Gamecock goal off of a penalty kick with a sliding save. She also showed off her acrobatics making a leaping save to keep the game at a manageable 2-0 after the first 45 minutes.

Charlotte returns home Thursday night for a contest against Elon.  The 7 p.m. game will be played on the Practice Facility field due to construction at Transamerica Field.

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Kathleen Cook Kathleen Cook is the sports editor of the Niner Times and from Wake Forest, North Carolina. When the junior communication major/journalism minor isn't covering the 49ers, she enjoys spending time with her family, friend, and dog. Kathleen can also be found cheering on the Panthers every Sunday and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

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Kathleen Cook Kathleen Cook is the sports editor of the Niner Times and from Wake Forest, North Carolina. When the junior communication major/journalism minor isn't covering the 49ers, she enjoys spending time with her family, friend, and dog. Kathleen can also be found cheering on the Panthers every Sunday and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

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