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.