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Volleyball’s comeback falls short, losing in five sets to Marshall

| November 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball’s comeback falls short, losing in five sets to Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers took on Marshall Sunday afternoon at Dale F. Halton Arena in a five set battle, with Marshall coming out on top (25-20, 25-21, 27-29, 16-25, 15-9) despite the 49ers valiant comeback to force a fifth set. Charlotte struggled in the first two sets to stop Marshall’s constant momentum. Trailing Marshall by no […]

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Volleyball falls to Louisiana Tech 3-1

| November 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball falls to Louisiana Tech 3-1

The Charlotte volleyball team couldn’t capitalize at home in their contest against Louisiana Tech.  The Niners (7-20, 1-10) took the first set, but the Lady Techsters (13-15, 4-8) claimed the next three sets to take home the victory. Though they dropped the match 3-1 there were still three Niners who registered double-digit kills.  Janell Sparks […]

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Volleyball hosts annual Dig Pink events

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball hosts annual Dig Pink events

The Charlotte volleyball’s 15th annual “Dig Pink” night took place this past Wednesday night, as they hosted the UNCG Spartans in Halton Arena. The 49ers pink themed “Dig Pink” campaign is aimed to help raise support, money and awareness of Breast Cancer from those in and around the community. “Charlotte Volleyball is excited to kick […]

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Volleyball loses in straight sets to NT

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball loses in straight sets to NT

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team allowed a .412 North Texas hitting percentage Sunday afternoon in Denton, Texas, falling 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-12) despite a hitting percentage of .406 for themselves. “I was pleased with how well we responded in the loud and raucous atmosphere of the UNT Volleyball Center,” head coach Karen Weatherington said. “Most […]

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Volleyball falls short on Dig Pink night

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball falls short on Dig Pink night

The Charlotte 49ers fell in three sets to the UNCG Spartans on “Dig Pink” night in Halton Arena on Wednesday night (23-25, 19-15, 22-25). The 49ers (7-16, 1-6 C-USA)) played in front 1,336 members of Niner Nation, marking the 10th largest single-game attendance. The Spartans (11-10) came out swinging immediately in the first set, gaining three immediate […]

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Volleyball falls to MTSU in five sets

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball falls to MTSU in five sets

The Charlotte 49ers dropped the fifth set to Middle Tennessee (MTSU) 10-15 to lose Sunday afternoon’s battle in Halton Arena (17-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 10-15), allowing 70 kills to the Blue Raiders. “I don’t think we showed up to play our best today,” head coach Karen Weatherington said. “I think we took a little bit […]

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Great hitting and five aces leads Charlotte to a 3-0 sweep over FIU

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Great hitting and five aces leads Charlotte to a 3-0 sweep over FIU

Led by Janell Sparks, the Charlotte women’s volleyball team snapped a nine-game losing streak and brought home their first conference win of the season. The junior was responsible for thirteen kills, three aces and two blocks. Each set was hard fought, the first being no different. It was a constant back and forth battle with […]

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Volleyball loses in straight sets to crosstown rival Davidson

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball loses in straight sets to crosstown rival Davidson

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team dropped their ninth-straight contest Tuesday night 3-0 (18-25, 16-25, 21-25), losing to crosstown rival Davidson. The 49ers (6-14, 0-5 C-USA) started off the first set with a 5-2 lead over the Wildcats at John Belk Arena, behind kills from Mackenzie Reaume and Janell Sparks, and pinpoint serving from Morgan Barker. […]

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Volleyball loses in straight-sets to FAU

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball loses in straight-sets to FAU

The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team lost in straight-sets to the Florida Atlantic Owls (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) Sunday afternoon, coming home to a rude awakenng in just their second game back from their monthlong road trip. “We’ve run across some pretty tough Conference USA opponents early on and we’ve really showed some grit,” said Charlotte’s coach […]

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Volleyball loses in three sets to UAB

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Volleyball loses in three sets to UAB

Charlotte lost their first of their two home matches this weekend to UAB.  The Blaze (8-10) made quick work of the 49ers (6-10), beating them 3-0. Janell Sparks lit the fire for the 49ers against UAB, totaling 14 assists and two blocks.  The transfer from Montana  has stood out consistently on the court for Charlotte. […]

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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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