RSSMen’s Soccer

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Brandt Bronico: Eyes on the prize

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Brandt Bronico: Eyes on the prize

The first season Brandt Bronico was on a soccer field he could be found sitting on the bench, crying.  Over ten years later Bronico now leads the 49ers men’s soccer team on and off the field. “My parents signed me up for a rec league and I cried the first whole season and sat on […]

Continue Reading