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Volleyball loses three straight to end road trip

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball loses three straight to end road trip

Charlotte 1, Furman 3 The 49ers (6-8) lost in a tough battle in Greenville, S.C., Tuesday night against Furman, falling 3-1 (18-25, 22-25, 25-20, 17-25) despite eight blocks from Jocelyn Stoner and a team-high 14 kills from Molly Shaw. The first set started off rather even between both teams, looking like it was going to […]

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Volleyball captures two wins in 4-game, weeklong slate

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball captures two wins in 4-game, weeklong slate

  Charlotte 2, USC Upstate 3 After winning the first two sets (23-25, 16-25) in a best-of-five match against USC Upstate Tuesday night, the 49ers failed to pick up another victory over the next three sets (26-24, 25-17, 15-12), losing an absolute heartbreaker on the road to fall to .500 (5-5) on the season. The […]

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Volleyball sweeps Saturday games, goes 2-1 in weekend tournament

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball sweeps Saturday games, goes 2-1 in weekend tournament

Charlotte traveled to the William and Mary Colonial Classic  this past weekend and played three match ups. The 49ers (5-4) went 2-1 over the weekend, defeating Coppin State and Western Carolina while falling to William and Mary.     Game 1: vs. William and Mary, L 1-3 Shelby Green wrote her name in the history […]

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Bump, Set, Sparks

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Bump, Set, Sparks

Janell Sparks, born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, took a giant leap of faith bringing her talents on the volleyball court to the campus of UNC Charlotte. That giant leap is a giant drive, making for a 41 hour trip by car, covering 2,818 miles of the United States from the west coast to the […]

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Volleyball brings home two wins to start long road trip

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball brings home two wins to start long road trip

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team (3-3) dropped their first game of their month long road trip to Illinois-Chicago in four sets, but went on defeat Jacksonville and Presbyterian in four sets to end their weekend trip at the JAX Classic in Florida on a high note. Charlotte 1, Illinois-Chicago 3 Charlotte (1-3) took on a […]

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Charlotte loses in straight sets to USF

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte loses in straight sets to USF

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team fell in straight sets to the University of South Florida (USF) Saturday night to close out the Charlotte Invitational, with Janell Sparks being named to the all-tournament team. The 49ers (1-2, 0-0 C-USA) trailed early in the first set to the Bulls, not showing a lot of life on defense […]

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Volleyball falls to Mercer in four sets

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball falls to Mercer in four sets

With one of the biggest volleyball crowds that Dale F. Halton Arena has seen in a while, the Charlotte 49ers (1-1, 0-0 C-USA) lost in four sets to the Mercer Bears Friday night, failing to jump out to a 2-0 start at the Charlotte Invitational. Mercer jumped out to a hot start against the 49ers, […]

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Charlotte defeats Elon in opening Charlotte Invitational game

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte defeats Elon in opening Charlotte Invitational game

  The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team defeated the Elon Phoenix in four sets Friday afternoon at Dale F. Halton Arena, behind a dominant performance from University of Montana transfer Janell Sparks, recording 14 kills to lead the 49ers to victory in their first game of the 2016 season. It all started with an ace by […]

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Halton Arena strikes gold with new video system

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Halton Arena strikes gold with new video system

Dale F. Halton Arena, home of the Charlotte 49ers volleyball and basketball teams, will be receiving a new Daktronics Centerhung Video System for the 2016-2017 season, enhancing the fan experience from all corners of the arena. “We are thrilled to enhance the atmosphere in Halton Arena and to deliver a larger-than-life in-game experience to Niner […]

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Charlotte’s senior night spoiled by FIU

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte’s senior night spoiled by FIU

Florida International University entered Charlotte with an agenda and they played it to perfection as they spoiled the 49er’s volleyball team’s senior night Saturday, Nov. 14 (25-20, 26-24, 25-18). Charlotte was close to grabbing the second set to even to match but FIU rallied to snatch the game right off their fingertips. It wasn’t the ideal way the seniors wanted to go […]

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Charlotte unable to usurp FAU

| November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte unable to usurp FAU

After going down early to the Owls in each set, the 49ers were unable to rally back to avoid the sweep. “They (FAU) are a very solid team, playing very well,” said head coach Karen Weatherington. “It’s just a bittersweet night because next is senior night.” FAU (17-10, 9-6 C-USA) jumped out to a 10-5 lead early […]

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Charlotte falls short of upsetting Southern Miss

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte falls short of upsetting Southern Miss

Charlotte fell short of knocking off Southern Miss on the road Sunday night, falling to the Golden Eagles in a five set-thriller. The 49ers have struggled in games that have gone the distance as this most recent loss was their fourth five-set loss in C-USA play. With two games remaining, the 49ers sit one game […]

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Charlotte wins nail-biter at Middle Tennessee

| November 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte wins nail-biter at Middle Tennessee

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team traveled to Middle Tennessee Friday night and picked up an important win in C-USA play (22-25, 25-14, 25-20, 18-25, 15-12). The victory gives Charlotte the head to head tiebreaker advantage in the C-USA tournament if implications should come down to it. Charlotte found themselves up 22-20 late in the opening set in […]

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Charlotte sweeps North Texas

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte sweeps North Texas

A C-USA volleyball matchup Sunday afternoon would prove to be a statement game for the 49ers as they swept North Texas (14-11, 6-4 C-USA) in straight sets (25-21, 25-21, 25-22). Led by Abreia Epps, who totaled 15 kills on the afternoon, Charlotte’s volleyball team played cohesively and tough. In the first set, Charlotte was off the the races […]

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