Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Men's soccer drops season opener to Gamecocks

Adam Gross scored the 49ers first goal of the season but it was not enough as the Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team dropped its season opener, 3-1, at rival South Carolina on Tuesday night.

The Gamecocks' Blake Brettschneider scored his first goal of the season on a shot in the six yard box off a Jeff Scannella assist giving the Gamecocks a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute. South Carolina pushed its lead to 2-0 with a 49ers own goal in the 50th minute.

Gross scored the 49ers' first goal of the season off a deflection on a 49ers corner kick in the 78th minute. Gross’ goal was the 10th of his career.

The 49ers finished the game with a 13-6 advantage on shots. Gross led the 49ers with a game-high five shots. Charlotte plays again Friday at 7 p.m. at Elon.