Niners fall against Bulldogs, 1-0

Women's soccer drop to 1-2 after Friday'ls loss

| August 25, 2017
    1. Virginia Lingo strikes the ball. NT File Photo

The Charlotte 49ers (1-0-2) lost to the Georgia Bulldogs (2-0-1) in a match at Transamerica Field in Charlotte on Friday night.

Coming off a victory against UNCG on Monday, the Niners couldn’t seem to find the back of the net, despite firing off 13 shots to Georgia’s 11. Charlotte also had five corners while Georgia had nine.

The 49ers came close to scoring several times, including a rocket off the foot of senior midfielder Virginia Lingo from the top of the box that ended in a fingertip save.

In the 56th minute, Georgia scored their lone goal off of a corner that Bulldog defender Caroline Chipman deflected into the net.

“It was a pretty evenly matched game, I thought,” said head coach John Cullen. “Both teams had spells where they were on top and I thought we played particularly well in the first half. You could see at about halftime it was going to be a one goal game.”

Despite the loss, Charlotte’s back nine was impressive throughout the game and are poised to have a great season defensively.

Charlotte is set to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday in Winston-Salem. The Deacs defeated Georgia, 1-0 earlier this season and they pulled a 3-2 upset over No. 3 South Carolina Thursday night. The matchup between Wake Forest and Charlotte can be viewed on ACC Network Extra and Watch ESPN, kick-off is set for 1 p.m.

 

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Jacob is a junior at UNC-Charlotte. His major is Communications-Media and his minor is Journalism. He currently works within the athletics/media relations department as a student assistant and writes for the Niner Times.

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Jacob is a junior at UNC-Charlotte. His major is Communications-Media and his minor is Journalism. He currently works within the athletics/media relations department as a student assistant and writes for the Niner Times.

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