The 49ers settled for a 1-1 draw against UAB Saturday night, despite having a 16 to nine shot advantage. This is the third tie for the 49ers this season and the second tie in league play.
The Blazers took the lead in the first half as forward Rami Dajani scored his 2nd goal of the season in the 21st minute off a pass from Donovan Watson three yards out. Seconds later, UAB forward Adam Brooker almost made it a 2-0 lead when his shot hits the goal post.
The lead was short-lived, however, as junior Callum Montgomery scored his second goal of the season for Charlotte in the 23rd minute of the first half off a free kick from Teddy Chaouche. Both teams registered four shots in the first half.
In the second half, the Niners kicked it into gear as they registered three shots in the 49th minute off a corner kick but Charlotte could not find the net as the first two shots were saved by UAB goalkeeper James Teal. The 49ers outshot the Blazers 9-3 in the second half.
The Blazers and the Niners would have to go to over-time to try to end the deadlock. The extra work did not pay off as both teams could not find the back of the net.
Both goalkeepers would register three saves during the game. The Niners attempted to score on seven corners during the game while the Blazers did not have a single one. The game would be plagued with fouls from each team. Charlotte had 14 fouls while the Blazers had six. Sophomore Myles Brown lead the game in shots, taking four shots with two on target.
The 49ers will try to bounce back this Friday when they host Old Dominion at Transamerica Field. Kickoff is set at 7 p.m.