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Soccer sweeps superlatives

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Soccer sweeps superlatives

Even after their jerseys are hung up after the conclusion of the season, both men’s and women’s soccer teams still shine in post-season awards. Callum Montgomery became the fifth Charlotte player to be named an Academic All-American, as voted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  The Biology major currently sports a 4.0 […]

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49ers eliminated from NCAA tournament after loss to Virginia Tech

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers eliminated from NCAA tournament after loss to Virginia Tech

In the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Charlotte men’s soccer team fell 3-2 to an unranked Virginia Tech team.  The 49ers (12-4-2) entered the tournament a 10 seed and received  a bye for the first round. During the first half the 49ers seemed to have found their stride.  Daniel Bruce netted a rebound […]

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Charlotte clinches national seed in NCAA Tournament

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte clinches national seed in NCAA Tournament

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team made the NCAA tournament, this time as the tenth seed in the nation. The 49ers will have the benefit of a first-round bye and will await the winner of Virginia Tech and ETSU to see who their first opponent will be in the postseason. The men’s program has been […]

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Men’s soccer loses to New Mexico in C-USA tournament

| November 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer loses to New Mexico in C-USA tournament

The No. 5-ranked Charlotte 49ers were unable to complete a late two-goal comeback against New Mexico Friday night, falling 2-1 in the Conference USA Championship semifinal. Daniel Bruce recorded the 49ers only goal, his fifth goal of the season. The first half started off a bit slow but fired up more in the second half […]

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In-State match-up ends In overtime draw

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
In-State match-up ends In overtime draw

It took 110 minutes and double overtime to decide the outcome of this in-state match-up. The fifth-ranked Charlotte 49ers (11-2-2, 6-1-0 C-USA) finished their final regular season home game against Appalachian State (5-7-4) with a 1-1 draw. Appalachian State opened the game off in a heavy attack, pressuring Charlotte’s defense early in the match. The […]

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Men’s soccer salutes seniors

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer salutes seniors

This weekend the soccer team laced up and honored the five seniors on the team. After the pregame ceremony, the players delivered on the field and defeated FAU and took sole ownership of the number one slot in conference. Here’s a closer look at the seniors on the team. Matej Decovic Decovic, originally from Zagreb, […]

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Men’s soccer captures win over FAU on senior night

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer captures win over FAU on senior night

The eighth-ranked Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 4-0 Saturday night at Transamerica Field on senior night, as the five seniors led the way on offense and defense, dominating in front of their home crowd for one of the last times. Before the game, Charlotte honored seniors Brandt Bronico, Mark Sloan, Luke […]

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49ers in sole possession of first place after win over Gamecocks

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers in sole possession of first place after win over Gamecocks

The eighth-ranked Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team defeated the 25th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks 2-1 Wednesday night on the road, behind goals from Maxi Rodriguez and Matej Dekovic, beating yet another top-25 team. The Niners are now in sole possession of first place in the Conference USA standings, just ahead of USC and Kentucky. “This was […]

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Niners, Bronico Burn Blazers

| October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners, Bronico Burn Blazers

The temperature fell all across the southeast on Saturday night, but nevertheless, the Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team continued their hot streak. An offensive onslaught and a hat-trick performance by senior Brandt Bronico propelled the Niners to a 5-0 win over the UAB Blazers (6-6-3, C-USA 2-3-1). The game was physical and chippy from the […]

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No. 9 ranked men’s soccer ties 0-0 with Virginia Tech

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
No. 9 ranked men’s soccer ties 0-0 with Virginia Tech

The ninth-ranked Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team tied with 23rd-ranked Virginia Tech 0-0 Tuesday night in Blacksburg, Virginia, led by Charlotte’s stout defense, recording their seventh shutout this season. “Tough game against a good team on the road,” head coach Kevin Langan said. “Both defenses were on top for most of the game. We were […]

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Bruce, Niners tame No. 3 Tigers 1-0

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bruce, Niners tame No. 3 Tigers 1-0

The Tigers, who were ranked No. 3 in the nation prior to the game, battled back and forth with the Niners. The game became physical early on, as the two teams traded fouls, and Charlotte was assessed a yellow card in the 13th minute. Clemson knocked on the doorstep near the end of the first […]

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Niners outlast Lobos, 2-1

| October 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners outlast Lobos, 2-1

A week after dropping  a hard fought battle to No. 20 Kentucky, the Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team bounced back in a big way against New Mexico at Transamerica Field. Senior midfielder Brandt Bronico attacked the Lobos early and often. The Lobos were no match for the attack, as they committed four penalties during the […]

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Men’s soccer loses in 2OT to No. 20 Kentucky

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer loses in 2OT to No. 20 Kentucky

The Charlotte men’s soccer team lost on the road at No. 20 Kentucky in double-overtime after a header from the Wildcats in the 108th minute, despite out shooting Kentucky 14-to-8. After the game, Charlotte’s head coach Kevin Langan said, “We created numerous wonderful scoring chances but we lacked a bit of luck tonight. This is […]

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Panicco records another shutout, lifting 49ers over Winthrop

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Panicco records another shutout, lifting 49ers over Winthrop

The 14th-ranked Charlotte men’s soccer team defeated the Winthrop Eagles 2-0 on the road Tuesday night, using goals from Harrison Steadman and Matej Decovic to earn their sixth win (6-1) this season. Steadman, a junior from New Jersey, tallied his team-leading fifth goal in the eighth minute, capitalizing on a brilliant cross from Zhuvonte Wilson, […]

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Sunol-Rojas makes an impact

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sunol-Rojas makes an impact

After sitting out for a season, transfer Marco Sunol-Rojas has made his presence known on the field.  He is second in the team in goals, with three so far this season.  He also is responsible for three assists, giving him nine points total. After his father hung up the cleats of his professional soccer career […]

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Charlotte records fifth win, defeats FIU 2-1

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte records fifth win, defeats FIU 2-1

  Brandt Bronico recorded his first goal of the season in the 49ers 2-1 overtime victory against FIU.  Goalkeeper Elliot Panicco registered five saves in the match up with three coming in the first half.  The 49ers improve to 2-0 in conference play, 5-1-0 overall while the Panthers are even at 1-1 in conference, 3-4-1 […]

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Men’s soccer streak snapped, defeated by Wilmington 2-0

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer streak snapped, defeated by Wilmington 2-0

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team had their four-game winning streak snapped by UNC Wilmington, losing 2-0, on Tuesday night. The Niners came into the game ranked fifth in the nation, coming in fresh off a win against Conference-USA opponent Old Dominion. Goalkeeper Elliot Panicco and the Charlotte defense had successfully shut out every opponent […]

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Rising to the top

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Rising to the top

The men’s soccer team has hit the ground running this season, starting out 4-0-0 and they have yet to allow any goals. This is the first time the 49ers have started out 4-0 since 1998 when the squad began the season with a 5-0 run. The squad sits inside the top 10 in national polls, […]

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Men’s soccer remains flawless, defeat ODU 2-0

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer remains flawless, defeat ODU 2-0

Harrison Steadman led the charge for the 49ers in Saturday’s contest against Old Dominion claiming responsibility for the both goals of the night.  Charlotte (4-0-0) has yet to allow a goal against any opponent this season, ranking the team first in the nation for team goals against average.  The squad also sits atop the leaderboard […]

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Men’s soccer remains flawless, routes Coastal Carolina 1-0

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer remains flawless, routes Coastal Carolina 1-0

Matej Dekovic took advantage of a corner kick from Brandt Bronico, heading the ball past the Coastal Carolina goalie and giving Charlotte a 1-0 lead that they would possess for the remainder of the game.  The 49ers (3-0-0) pushed past Coastal (1-3-1) with Elliot Panicco in the goal, whom has yet to allow a goal this […]

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