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49ers win thriller in PK’s to advance to semifinals

| November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment
49ers win thriller in PK’s to advance to semifinals

The No. 6-seed Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team defeated the No. 3-seed Western Kentucky Lady Toppers Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA tournament in penalty kicks, winning 4-1, after a 1-1 score took the game into extra time at Transamerica Field. Charlotte’s freshman Sara Sandberg placed the ball 12 yards away […]

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Women’s soccer drops 2-0 decision to Rice

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Women’s soccer drops 2-0 decision to Rice

Despite the 2-0 loss to the co-league leading Rice Owls, Charlotte women’s soccer was still able to secure a spot in the Conference USA championship. The 49ers are one of the top 8 seeds in the country and will remain as such after this final week of regulation play. The Rice Owls (10-4-1, 7-2 C-USA) […]

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Soccer honors seniors

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Soccer honors seniors

Rebecca Beatty The five-foot-seven midfielder came to Charlotte from Mandeville, La. and is one of three captains on the team this season.  She has totaled nine goals for the 49ers, three of which were game-winners. Beatty joined Martha Thomas during her junior season as the only Niners with multiple game-winning goals after the Winthrop and […]

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Shelden records third consecutive shutout, 49ers tied for second in conference

| October 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Shelden records third consecutive shutout, 49ers tied for second in conference

The 49ers took six shots on goal in the first half, but to no avail. Anna Shelden was a brick wall in the goal, holding the Eagles to zero going into the half. Megan Greene and Martha Thomas each took two shots at the goal in the firs half, seniors Rebecca Beatty and Katie O’neill […]

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O’Neill’s hat trick lifts Charlotte over La Tech on senior night

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
O’Neill’s hat trick lifts Charlotte over La Tech on senior night

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team dominated from start to finish against a solid Louisiana Tech team Friday night, winning 4-0 behind a hat trick from senior Katie O’Neill on senior night at Transamerica Field. O’Neill wasted no time putting the 49ers (8-5-1, 4-1-1 C-USA) on top, scoring the fastest goal in Charlotte history just […]

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49ers tie 0-0 for the first time in five years

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers tie 0-0 for the first time in five years

The Charlotte women’s soccer team went scoreless in hard fought battle versus Florida Atlantic. This is the first scoreless tie for the Niners women’s soccer since the Providence game back in 2011. Even though Charlotte (7-5-1, 3-1-1) had a 14-to-9 shot attempt lead, none of their attempts were fruitful. Anna Shelton, a sophomore goalkeeper for […]

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Charlotte loses in final seconds against UTEP

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte loses in final seconds against UTEP

The 49ers women’s soccer team allowed a goal with 19 seconds remaining to lose an absolute heartbreaker, 4-3, to the UTEP Minors Friday night at Transamerica Field, despite scoring three goals in the second half. UTEP (8-2-2, 1-1 C-USA) proved to be the aggressors directly after kickoff, scoring at the 5:41 mark when Jeanna Mullen dribbled […]

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Lifelong bonds

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Lifelong bonds

Soccer allows for lifelong bonds to be formed.  This is evident in two pairs of freshman on the women’s soccer team. Freshman Riley Orr and Mary Manser have known each other for a while, they started playing together in U8.  Fast forward 10 years and they are playing for one of the top Division I […]

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Sheldon, 49ers shut out FIU on road

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sheldon, 49ers shut out FIU on road

Mother nature could not slow down Charlotte’s electric offense in their showdown against the Florida International University (FIU) Panthers in Miami on Friday, defeating the Panthers 4-0 behind prolific passing skills displayed by the 49ers all afternoon. Following redshirt sophomore Anna Shelden’s inspiring performance, the offense kept pace with her stone wall defensive performance. Shelden […]

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Soccer stays perfect at home, beat Monarchs in C-USA opener

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Soccer stays perfect at home, beat Monarchs in C-USA opener

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team stayed perfect at home in their Conference USA opener with a 2-1 victory over the Old Dominion Monarchs Sunday afternoon, getting a goal from their star Martha Thomas and rising-star Megan Greene. “We’re delighted to get the first conference win of the season,” said coach John Cullen. “I thought today […]

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Greene lifts Charlotte over Elon in OT thriller

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Greene lifts Charlotte over Elon in OT thriller

The Charlotte 49ers (4-3) defeated the Elon Phoenix 2-1 in an overtime thriller Thursday night at the Charlotte practice field, as Megan Greene scored the equalizer with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation and another goal just minutes into overtime. After the game, head coach John Cullen said, “We’re delighted to win an overtime […]

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49ers fall to nationally ranked Gamecocks

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers fall to nationally ranked Gamecocks

The women’s soccer team couldn’t put the ball in the net and fell 3-0 against a nationally-ranked 22 South Carolina. The Gamecocks (5-0-1) wasted no time, putting one on the board with ten minutes gone in the game. Then the 49ers (3-3-0) were trying to clear the ball at 25:40 when it bounced off of […]

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Sandberg lifts Charlotte over Mercer 2-1

| September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sandberg lifts Charlotte over Mercer 2-1

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team (3-2, 0-0 C-USA) defeated the Mercer Bears 2-1 Friday night at a very wet Transamerica Field, led by goals from Preseason Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, Martha Thomas, and Swedish freshman Sara Sandberg, her first goal as a 49er. “Mercer and ourselves had a really close game […]

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Charlotte women’s soccer rallies, but falls short against Georgia Southern

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte women’s soccer rallies, but falls short against Georgia Southern

Three second half goals by the Charlotte 49ers (2-2-0) weren’t enough to pick up the victory on Sunday afternoon, as a late overtime goal by the Georgia Southern Eagles (1-2-1) resulted in a 4-3 loss for the 49ers. Down by two goals at halftime, and down by a goal with less than 20 minutes to […]

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