Jay Halverson


No. 14 Niners taken down by No. 3 Kentucky in C-USA Championship game

The number three seeded Charlotte 49ers suffered their first home loss of the season, falling to the number one seeded Kentucky Wildcats 1-0 in the Conference USA Championship game at Transamerica Field. This is the second straight season Charlotte has fallen in the conference final.

“I thought we played really well and energized from the beginning of the game,” said Charlotte 49ers head coach Kevin Langan. “We forced the goalkeeper to make some incredible saves, we hit the woodwork and we really put them under a lot of pressure. It was just one of those days where all you can do is deserve to win.”

What may have been Charlotte’s closest chance came in the opening five minutes of the match. Charlotte had a breakaway chance to score, but both John Ranshaw and Maclean Holbrook shots would be denied by the post. Heading into halftime, Charlotte had 12 shots and seven corners compared to Kentucky’s three shots and one corner.

Two minutes into the second half, Kentucky got on the scoreboard. C-USA leading scorer J.J. Williams got through the defense and shot the ball past Charlotte goalkeeper Elliot Panicco. The Niners continued to try to find the back of the net in second half, but in the end, Charlotte could not find it.

The Niners ended the game with nineteen shots and ten corners compared to the Wildcats’ eight shots and four corners. Both Tommy Madden and Patrick Hogan led the 49ers with four shots apiece. However, out of 19 shots, only three of Charlotte’s shots were on target compared to Kentucky’s four shots on target.

Three 49ers made the all-tournament team: freshman striker Preston Popp, senior defender Callum Montgomery and junior midfielder Teddy Chaouche.

The 49ers will now wait to find out if they will play in the NCAA Tournament tomorrow, Monday, November 12 at 1 p.m.

“Like I said last year, I’ll be astonished if we are not in it. I’ll be astonished if we are not in it again,” Langan said. “We have had a great season, a great record. Some unbelievable records have been broken. Last year we were shocked. I could be shocked again tomorrow.”

Bruce scores game-winner; Niners win

The Charlotte 49ers would get the win in double overtime against the South Carolina Gamecocks thanks to forward Daniel Bruce, who scored in the 108th minute to lift his side past the Conference USA opponent.

Charlotte started the match with four corners in the first 15 minutes but could not find the back of the net. South Carolina’s Bjorn Gudjonsson had a chance to score in the 33rd minute but his shot was redirected by Charlotte goalkeeper Elliot Panicco. The Gamecocks had most of the opportunities in the first half, having five shots to Charlotte’s two.

Both teams still couldn’t manage to find the back of the net in the second half. Charlotte forward Maclean Holbrook had a close header in the 54th minute, but his effort was kept out of the goal.

In the 108th minute, the Niners would finally make their statement. Defender Delasi Batse would send a cross right to Daniel Bruce, who then took the opportunity and fired a shot past South Carolina goalkeeper Justin Bauer. With the goal, Bruce now has a total of six career game-winning goals.

With the shutout, the 49er defense recorded their third straight shutout as well as their sixth shutout of the season. The Niners had a 10-5 shot advantage against the Gamecocks. Charlotte had six corners in the night while South Carolina did not have any.

Charlotte will take their winning streak on the road Wednesday, Oct. 10 when they take on the Radford Highlanders at 7 p.m.

Charlotte continues to surge, takes series against Middle Tennessee

Charlotte player anticipates the pitch. Photo by Chris Crews

The Charlotte 49ers kept their winning ways going as they collected their fourth series of the season, winning two out of the three games against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Game 1: Charlotte 4, Middle Tennessee 0

Charlotte first got on the board in the 4th inning when sophomore Drew Ober hit a double down left field. Later in the inning, with two outs, Hunter Jones hit a ground ball down third base which resulted in a Middle Tennessee error and a 1-0 lead for the 49ers.

In the sixth inning, Jake Whitcomb delivered a double down center field and moved to third base after a wild pitch by the Blue Raiders. Jones would set Whitcomb up for the run after hitting a line drive to center.

The Niners kept the momentum into the ninth inning as Jackson Mims lead off the inning with a triple down center before junior Harris Yett smashed a two run down left field to give the 49ers a 4 – 0 win. With the hits, both Mims and Yett extended their hit streaks to six.

Pitching was key for the Niners as senior Josh Maciejewski had a strong start on Friday, throwing seven innings with seven strikeouts to get his third win of the season. This was the first road shut out for Charlotte since April of 2017.

Game 2: Middle Tennessee 12, Charlotte 2

The Niners got off to a hot start as Tommy Bullock, Reece Hampton,  Mims, and Yett delivered four straight singles with Yett getting the RBI and Drew Ober hitting a sacrifice fly to get an early 2-0 lead.

Blue Raider Aaron Antonini began the rally for Middle Tennessee in the third inning, starting off with a lead-off single, and two batters later, junior LA Woodard hit a double down left field to tie the game.

In the fourth inning, Middle Tennessee’s Blake Benefield smashed a two-run homer to give the Blue Raiders the lead. Another two-run home run would come in the fourth, this time by the bat of Kevin Sullivan.

Middle Tennessee kept the momentum rolling in the fifth inning with LA Woodard, Blake Benefield, and Austin Dennis each collecting RBI’s. Three more runs came in the seventh inning led by a two-out, three-run double by Aaron Aucker to cap off the day.

“We were ready to go and had a really good start,” said Charlotte coach Loren Hibbs. “But we played very poorly in the middle innings, Middle Tennessee got on a roll and we couldn’t get the momentum stopped.”

Game 3: Charlotte 7, Middle Tennessee 5

Scoring began in the third inning with an infield single by Jake Whitcomb, a sacrifice bunt by Bullock, and Mims having a two-run double hit into left field.

The Niners extended their lead to five in the fourth, all with two outs on the board. It all started with a Jones single and a walk to Whitcomb. Bullock then hit one down left field to score Jones. A wild pitch then followed that allowed Whitcomb and Bullock to score on the same play.

The Blue Raiders finally got on the board in the sixth inning by a lead-off double by Myles Christian and a Woodard ground out to short to set up the score by Christian. The Niners immediately got the run back in the seventh by adding two to the scoreboard. Middle Tennessee almost came back in the eighth by scoring four in the inning to cut the lead by two, but that was all that was left in the tank.

Starter Joey Cooner had a great start Sunday, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and having career high nine strikeouts.

The Niners will be back in the Queen City on Tuesday, March 27 when they take on North Carolina at BB&T Ballpark. Game time is set at 7:05 P.M. and can be seen on beIN Sports and be heard on ESPN 730.

Ransom scores career-high as Charlotte take down FAU on senior night

2017-18 Senior Class: #15 Nyilah Jamison-Myers, #10 Jada Martin, #44 Amaya Ransom with Head Coach Cara Consuegra. Photo by Chris Crews

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team closed out the regular season on a good note as they took down the Florida Atlantic Owls 83 – 69 on senior night. This is the Niners second straight victory to close out the regular season before heading into the Conference USA basketball tournament in Frisco, Texas.

Senior Amaya Ransom finished her Halton Arena career by scoring a career-high 23 points to lead all players in scoring. Junior Laia Raventos had 14 points along with seven assists and five steals. Dara Pearson posted her third-straight double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Freshman Mariah Linney contributed to the effort as well, scoring 13 points and five assists. Senior Jada Martin got her first career start Saturday, and had two points, a rebound, and an assist for the day.

FAU’s Malia Kency led scoring among the Owls with 17 points. Raven Doyle had a double-double for the evening, with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Melinda Myers and Dannael Ford also reached double figures with 14 and 12 points.

In the first quarter, the Niners scored on three straight processions to take an early 6 – 2 leads. FAU tied the game up after two straight buckets by Raven Doyle. With the score tied 8 – 8, Charlotte went on a 6 – 0 run thanks to a Dara Pearson layup until a three-pointer by Malia Kency would keep it a one procession game. The Niners kept going at it until the end of the quarter, capped off by the three-pointer by Miriah Linney to give the Niners a 26 – 17 lead.

With a score of 26 – 21 and an FAU team closing in on the lead, Charlotte went on a 13 – 0 run behind a three-pointer by Amaya Ransom. The lead grew to 20 thanks to a pair of free-throws by Octavia Wilson. By the time the half was over, Charlotte was leading 49-28.

The 49ers continued the run in the third quarter, taking the lead 55 – 31 with 7:52 left to play in the quarter. The Owls however did not back down, A layup by DeChe Williams at the five-minute mark started a 6 – 0 run in four minutes and by the time Charlotte knew it, the lead was cut down to 13, 60 – 47. The half would end with Charlotte still leading 64 – 51.

The Owls continued there second half run, as a three-pointer by Dannael Ford would close the lead down to six. Charlotte would answer with a run of their own to take a 79-65 lead with four minutes left to play. Both teams would add four more points down the stretch.

“Well, what a great game for us to finish at home,” Coach Cara Consuegra said. “One of our best offensive outputs of the season, obviously, led by Amaya Ransom tonight. She played like a senior tonight. Her last home game and she just came out, took really great shots and led us to a huge lead which we were able to hang on to and get the win. This season has been so interesting, and I have never been a part of a team that has grown the way this team has grown.”

After her senior night, Ransom reflected on her time at Charlotte.

“It was my last time playing in Halton Arena,” Ransom said. “The school of Charlotte has been so great to me. My coaches, my teammates that have gone through the program before me and are still here, so to be able to put out a great effort tonight was really important to me. I feel like I did that.”

Charlotte will go into the Conference USA tournament Wednesday as the No. 6 seed as they take on No. 11 Seeded North Texas in the opening round.

Charlotte baseball swept by Georgia

Harris Yett makes a dash to first base. Photo by Chris Crews

After coming off a midweek loss to N.C. State, the Charlotte 49ers baseball team was unable to collect a win this weekend, getting swept in their three-game series against Georgia.

Game 1: Georgia 12, Charlotte 2

Georgia got off to a hot start with left fielder Keegan McGovern hitting his third home run of the season in the bottom of the first to put the Bulldogs on the board first. The Bulldog offense continued with Georgia scoring four more runs in the second inning with three of those coming from consecutive bases-loaded singles.

The Bulldogs kept the offence rolling in the third inning with right fielder Tucker Bradley hitting a three-run home run and second baseman L.J. Talley slamming a two-run home run down right field. In all, Georgia scored 10 runs off Charlotte pitcher Matt Brooks, who had allowed only two runs in his previous start.

Charlotte finally got on the board in the fifth inning with pinch-hitter Jake Whitcomb hitting a line drive down right field in his first collegiate at bat of the year.  Tommy Bullock then hit a single down left field before Jackson Mims knocked a line drive down the middle to drive in Whitcomb.

Georgia would get the run back in fifth off a Charlotte error. Both teams would trade runs in the seventh to create the final score of 12-2.

Game 2:  Georgia 6, Charlotte 4

Charlotte started hot in the first inning as junior Tommy Bullock hit a double down left field. Harris Yett’s single down to third base brought Bullock home after a throwing error by the Bulldogs.

Georgia came back in the second to take a 2-1 lead. Ivan Johnson hit a double down left field, which resulted in an error by the 49ers. Austin Biggar then hit an RBI single down the middle to put the Bulldogs up by one.

The lead would go right back to the Niners in the third inning. Todd Elwood drew a lead-off walk and then later scored off a double by junior Reece Hampton. Mims hit a shot to center field, scoring a run to give Charlotte a 4-2 lead. Georgia cut the deficit to one in the fifth off a Charlotte error after an infield single by Michael Curry.

The Bulldogs regained the lead in the eighth inning, scoring three runs to give the Bulldogs a two-run lead. Georgia mounted the comeback off with lead-off walks to McGovern and Cam Shepherd before Curry would hit a double down left to put the Bulldogs up by one. A fielders choice by Georgia would account for the final run of the game.

Game 3: Georgia 10, Charlotte 7

Due to the threat of incoming weather on Sunday, Game 3 was played on Saturday as part of a double header.

With the bases loaded, Bulldogs Aaron Schunk hit a double down right-center field to give the Bulldogs a three-run lead in the first. A Charlotte error, bunt single and sacrifice fly allowed Georgia to score two runs in the second. Another sac fly by the Bulldogs in the third inning allowed Georgia a 6-0 lead.

Charlotte finally got on the board in the fourth by a single from  Yett down center field to give the Niners their first run of the night. Georgia got the run back in the fourth off a home run by McGovern.

The Niners added another run in the fifth off a sac fly by Mims before Bulldog McGovern slammed a two-run home run in the sixth to give Georgia a 9-2 lead. In the seventh inning, Charlotte cut the lead down to three off a Drew Ober double and a Zack Smith single. McGovern hit another home run in the eighth to extend Georgia’s lead by four.

The last time the 49ers were swept on the road was back in May of 2015 at Southern Miss. Charlotte will hit the road again and travel down to Charleston Southern on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Charlotte stumble on the road against Middle Tennessee

Amaya Ransom tries to find the basket. Photo by Chris Crews

Despite trailing only by one at the end of the half, Charlotte could not hold the lead for long as they fall to Middle Tennessee State 64–45.

Charlotte freshman Octavia Wilson started off the game with an easy jumper 17 seconds in to the game. Charlotte had their biggest lead of the game, leading 11–2 with five minutes left to play in the first quarter. Before the buzzer could sound off, junior Laia Raventos hit a baseline 12-footer to give the Niners the 18–10 lead.

The late basket did not affect the Blue Raiders as they started the second quarter off with a 7–0 run to cut Charlotte’s lead down to one with 5:44 left to play in the first half. After a layup by Charlotte’s Jaida Robinson, Middle Tennessee’s Anna Jones drained in a three-pointer to tie the game 20–20 with 5:02 left in the half. With Charlotte leading 26–24 with two minutes left in the half, another three-pointer by Anna Jones gave the Blue Raiders their first lead of the game. Both teams would trade three-pointers before the end of the half, with the Blue Raiders leading 30-29.

At the beginning of the third quarter, Charlotte senior Amaya Ransom drained in a three-pointer to give Niners a two-point lead. The lead would be short-lived as Middle Tennessee would score an easy layup to tie the game 32–32. The Blue Raiders would take the lead again 35-32 behind a three-pointer by Abbey Sissom. Only 16 points were scored in the third quarter, but 11 of the 16 belonged to the Blue Raiders.

After a scoreless minute in the fourth, a three-pointer by Middle Tennessee’s Jess Louro gavebthe Blue Raiders a 10-point lead. Charlotte cut the lead down to five behind a jumper from Jaida Robinson but, Charlotte would not get closer than that. Middle Tennessee went on a 14–0 run over the next four minutes to take a 60–41 lead with 1:47 left in the game. Charlotte was only able to score 11 points in the quarter while Middle Tennessee scored 23 points.

Middle Tennessee had three players score in the double-figures, with Alex Johnson leading all scorers with 18 points. The Blue Raiders led the game in points off turnovers and 2nd chance points with 16.

Charlotte only had two players score in double-figures, with Jaida Robinson scoring 12 points while Amaya Ransom scored 10.

The 49ers will begin a three-game homestand Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. when they take on Marshall.

Charlotte falls to Marshall in C-USA home opener

Jon Davis looks to shoot the ball. Photo by Chris Crews

In a high scoring affair, the 49ers could not take down the Thundering Herd as Charlotte falls 91–83. This is Charlotte’s first conference home game of the season and their third loss in conference play. Marshall improved their conference record to 3–1.

Despite the loss, Charlotte junior Jon Davis scored a Halton Arena record 38 points. The previous record was 36 points set by Leemire Goodwire on January 16, 2008 against Saint Josephs. Davis also tallied six rebounds and four assists. Junior Jailan Haslam recorded his first double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Despite the efforts by Davis and Haslam, only six 49ers scored in the game.

“I think that it is crucial for us we have a small margin of error that everybody on our team that is on the floor needs to make contributions for us,” Charlotte interim coach Houston Fancher said. “We can’t sit around and watch Jon Davis play when Jon gets going like that. We’ve got to have other people step up and make contributions. I thought at moments, we had guys step up but from a consistency basis for us to be able to play especially against a good team like Marshall we’ve got to be really consistent over the course of forty minutes.”

Marshall’s C.J. Burke would lead the Thundering Herd in scoring with a career-high 32 points. Rondale Watson and Jon Elmore would also assist the Herd in their efforts with 20 points and 19 points, respectively.

Marshall would lead the game in points off turnovers with 24 points to Charlotte. Bench points would play a huge factor in Marshall’s victory with the bench scoring 26 points to Charlotte’s five. The Niners however led the game in fast break points with 14 points to Marshall’s eight.

The Thundering Herd got off to a hot start, taking the lead 10–4. From there, the Niners would go on an 8–0 run to take the lead 12–10 with 15 minutes left to play in the first half. With Charlotte leading 14–12 with 13:43 left to play in the first half, Marshall would then go on a 15–2 run to take the lead 27–16 with about 10 minutes left in the half. After that, the 49ers would outscore the Thundering Herd 16–5 to take the lead 34–32 with 3:35 left to play in the first half. Marshall’s C.J. Burks would score six of the next 12 points to give Marshall a 40–38 halftime lead.

Marshall started the second half by scoring three straight three-pointers to extend Marshalls lead with 18:17 left to play in the game. Charlotte would then cut Marshalls lead down to three capped off by two free throws by Garvin. After that, Marshall would score five straight points to extend their lead 61–53 with 13:32 left to play in the game. The Niners would cut Marshalls lead 79–74 behind a three-pointer the Charlotte’s Andrien White but that’s as close as Charlotte would get to trying to come back.

The Charlotte 49ers will return to Halton Arena Saturday, Jan. 13 to take on Conference USA opponent WKU. Tip off is set at 7 p.m.

Charlotte falls to Mercer 90-74

Laia Raventos surveys the Rice defense. NT File Photo

The 49ers could not tame the red-hot bears as Charlotte fell to Mercer 90-74 in their final non-conference game of the season.

Mercer got off to a hot start by starting the game on an 11-3 run behind a three-pointer by Kahlia Lawrence. With Mercer leading 16-9 with 4:09 left to play in the 1st quarter, Charlotte ties the game 19-19 with two three-pointers coming from Amaya Ransom. A layup by Charlotte sophomore Dara Pearson with 30 seconds left in the first quarter would give Charlotte their first lead of the game 21-19.

At the beginning of the second quarter, another three-pointer by Mercer’s Kahlia Lawrence would tie the game up 22-22. The 49ers lead would go back and forth after this as Charlotte freshman Octavia Wilson would drain a three-pointer which gave the 49ers the lead for 17 seconds as Lawrence would hit another three-pointer which would tie the game.

With the score tied 29-29 with 7:21 left to play in the second quarter, the 49ers took the lead by scoring eight consecutive points capped off by a jumper from Charlotte’s Laia Raventos. With Charlotte leading 39-30 with 3:39 left to play in the second quarter, Mercer posted seven consecutive points which would cut the Niners lead down to two.

At the beginning of the third quarter, Mercer captured the lead once again behind a layup and foul shot from Rachel Selph. A three-pointer from Wilson would keep the game close 52-50. With Mercer leading 62-55 with 1:25 left to play in the third quarter, Raventos tallied  four consecutive points to cut Mercer’s lead down to three.

Less than a minute into the fourth quarter, a three-pointer by Mercer’s Keke Calloway and a three-point play by Alex Williams extended Mercer’s lead, 67-59.  The Niners could not find an answer as a layup by Mercer’s Sydni Means allowed Mercer a double-digit lead 75-65 with five minutes left to play in the game.

Despite the loss, Raventos collected a career-high 29 points.

“Laia is a competitor. [That’s] my favorite thing about coaching her – I love that about her,” Charlotte coach Cara Consuegra said. “She plays hard, gives me everything in practices and games. She fights for this team and I thought that is what she did. Anytime we needed a basket, anytime Mercer was making a run, she just put it right down their throats.”

Both teams had four players score in double figures. Mercer’s Lawrence would lead the team in scoring with 27 points. Turnovers would prove costly for niners with Mercer scoring 24 of their points off turnovers.

“We have to get better at the controllable things that can help us close that gap, from being close to getting a win. It is turnovers, missed layups, missed free throws, breakdowns in our defense,” Consuegra said. “At this point in time, we have been playing this defense for 13 games – it should not be broken down like this. It is continuing to focus on taking care of those things.”

Charlotte will begin conference play Thursday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. when they take on Southern Miss.

Charlotte falls to USF in a close one

Andrien White dribbles through traffic. Photo by Pooja Pasupula

The Charlotte 49ers could not bounce back from their victory Monday and suffered their seventh loss of the season against the USF bulls in a close one, 78 – 76. This marked Charlotte’s final non-conference game before they enter conference play.

The Niners started off the game when senior Austin Ajukwa burying his first three-pointer of the game. Later in the first half Charlotte would go on to score nine straight points that gave Charlotte a 31-17 lead with eight minutes left to play in the first half.

With the 49ers leading, 36–26 with five minutes left to play in the half, USF would bounce back with a 10–2 run capped by a three pointer by USF’s Payton Banks that would cut Charlotte’s down to two with a minute left to play in the half. With 15 seconds left to play in the half and Charlotte leading, 41–36, USF’s Da Silva banked in a three pointer that would cut the Niners lead down to two.

15 seconds into the second half, USF’s shoots an easy jumper that would tie the game up. With the Niners leading USF, 55–52, the Bulls would go on a 15–4 run and took the lead, 67 –59 with seven minutes left to play in the game. With USF leading, 70–62 with 6:37 left to play in the game, the Niners would go on to score six straight points capped off by a dunk by Charlotte junior Jailan Haslam.

With USF leading 76–70 with 1:30 left to play in the game, the 49ers would score six of the next eight points with threes coming from Charlotte’s Jon Davis and Najee Garvin to cut USF’s lead down to two. Charlotte had possession of the ball with seven second left to play in regulation, but Davis’s three-point attempt would ultimately hit the back of rim at the buzzer.

The 49ers would have three players score in double-figures with junior Andrien White leading the team with 16 points. Jailan Haslam would have a team-high eight rebounds. USF sophomore Tulio Da Silva would lead the game in points with 23 points. USF led the game in bench points as well as points in the paint. Charlotte led the game in second chance points.

The 49ers will begin conference play when they take on Old Dominion, Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.

49ers and New Mexico draw 0-0

Daniel Bruce goes after the ball. Photo by Chris Crews

The Charlotte 49ers tied the New Mexico Lobos 0-0 in double overtime Saturday night. This is their fifth tie of the season and their fourth in league play. This game is Charlotte’s last conference road game of the season.

In the 18th minute, junior Daniel Bruce had two attempts at the goal only to be blocked and saved by New Mexico goalkeeper Jason Beaulieu. The 49ers would have another attempt to score in the 29th minute as junior Tommy Madden had his shot saved by New Mexico’s Beaulieu. Madden and sophomore Teddy Chaouche would both have attempts in the 41st minute, only to have them go wide.

In the second half, both teams still could not find the back of the net. In the 63rd minute, Daniel Bruce attempted another two shots only for one to go wide and the other to be saved by the Lobos. Tommy Madden had a shot inside the box in the 66th minute, but still could not find the back of the net. New Mexico’s Simon Spangenberg almost won the game for the Lobos only to be denied by Charlotte goalkeeper Elliot Panicco.

Charlotte ended up playing in their fourth straight overtime game. The Niners would have three shots in the first overtime only for them to go wide. Charlotte could not register a shot in the second overtime.

The 49ers had a 19-16 shot advantage over the Lobos with Daniel Bruce attempting eight times and Tommy Madden having five shots. New Mexico would have seven saves against Charlotte’s four. Charlotte had eleven fouls in the game compared to New Mexico’s eight. New Mexico had eight corner kicks opposed to Charlotte’s three.

The Niners will attempt to salvage a victory in their final home game of the season when they host the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday, Nov. 4. Kickoff is set at 7 p.m.

Charlotte Draw 1-1 Against UAB

Teddy Chaouche takes the ball earlier in the season against Jacksonville. Photo by Chris Crews

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.