Monday, November 14, 2011

49ers host Furman in NCAA soccer

The 49ers will host Furman in a first-round NCAA men's soccer tournament game at 7 p.m. Thursday at TransAmerica Field.

Charlotte (13-4-2) hasn't played since a first-round loss last week in the Atlantic 10 tournament to Xavier. The Paladins (14-3-4), who like the 49ers have been ranked nationally for much of the season, were upset in the semifinals of the Southern Conference tournament to eventual champion Elon.

Thursday's winner will travel to face 11th-seed Alabama-Birmingham on Sunday. Atlantic 10 champ Xavier is at West Virginia in a first-round game.

Other first-round NCAA tournament games involving Carolinas teams: Elon at Coastal Carolina; Wake Forest at South Carolina and Georgia State at Duke. The Elon-Coastal Carolina winner will play at No. 1-seed North Carolina on Sunday.

"This time of the year, we're excited to still be playing in the national tournament and I feel we thoroughly deserve the opportunity," said 49ers coach Jeremy Gunn. "We've played the toughest schedule we've had since I've been here and have the best record since I've been here. To earn the right to host a first-round NCAA game has us over the moon."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

*cough*choke*cough*

Anonymous said...

@5:37
Something in your throat, there? Wonder what it is?

Anonymous said...

Go niners!

Anonymous said...

Need huge crowd!!! Time to get it done.

Anonymous said...

6:46
Clever. What exactly are you referencing?

That'll be all little one. Scurry off to Niner "Nation".

Anonymous said...

@8:52
This blog IS for Niner Nation. Scurry on back to wherever you came from.

MichaelProcton said...

Seriously, 6:46. All four of their fans need a space to celebrate their triumphs in golf and gymnastics and field hockey since they're no good at any of the RELEVANT sports.