Sunday, December 4, 2011

49ers advance to College Cup

STORRS, Conn. -- The Charlotte 49ers advanced to the College Cup for a second time in school history, getting past Connecticut on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie.

Charlotte will play in this week's national finals in Hoover, Ala.

Charlotte trailed 1-0 late in the game until freshman Giuseppe Gentile's equalizing goal with three minutes left.

After a scoreless overtime, Charlotte made four of its five penalty kicks, with senior Charles Rodriguez making the clinching one.

The Charlotte (16-4-3) will play the winner of today's Creighton-South Florida in the semifinals Friday.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Niners!

Anonymous said...

GOOOOOOOOOOO NINERS!!! On to the Final Four for the NCAA College Cup!! NINER NATION is bustin' with pride!!!
49er1

Anonymous said...

Please tell me you were there David. You deserve to cover this game in famed Morrone Stadium! Great work boys. Go to love (and keep) Jeremy Gunn!

Anonymous said...

Outstanding.....GO NINERS!!

Anonymous said...

So WHY can't we watch these games on live television and WHY doesn't the live feed work on UNCC website

Anonymous said...

Charlotte49ers men's soccer returns tonight. Be at the Wachovia Fieldhouse to greet the team around 10pm!

Anonymous said...

They better hope that they don't run into Carolina.

Matt Murrow said...

Welcome back party tonight at 10pm at the Wachovia Field House! BE THERE!!

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Anonymous said...

5:04.....Charlotte can more than hold their own against "Carolina".

Anonymous said...

Awesome stuff! Congrats Niners...yep Charlotte need to do all they can to keep Jeremy Gunn before he leaves for a bigger school...he has certainly put Charlotte Soccer on the map!

Anonymous said...

4:52 post: I saw it on the Charlotte 49ers web site through te UConn web site. Watche dthe entrie second half, 2 OTs and PK shootout. Was on the edge of my seat, too!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Niners! I love the way this team is playing!

Johnny O said...

Well done!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Niners! We're so proud!

Anonymous said...

Gunn is gonna get PAID by somebody

Anonymous said...

Wrong, 2nd 5:04 poster. We HOPE we "run into" the tar holes from crapple hole!

Rboggs81 said...

Forty!

49RFBN said...

Niners!!!!

Anonymous said...

Was the statement about running into Carolina made in jest? The 2 teams played a practice exhibition match before the season officilly began and the game ended in a 1-1 tie before being called with a few minutes remaining for bad weather.

Charlotte has improved since then. Carolina has not.

Anonymous said...

@9:54
Chapel Hill scored twice in the preseason game. I haven't seen them play since then, but I'd be very surprised if they haven't improved. Anyway, I think they have UCLA and we have Creighton, which aren't exactly a couple of cupcakes. Go Niners!

Anonymous said...

Awesome game! Go 49'ers

Anonymous said...

If any of you expect us to walk over Creighton, you are crazy. It will be just as challenging as Akron and UConn, both skilled teams with great technique and speed. Focus on that one and forget Sunday until Sunday gets here. If it does!

Anonymous said...

Found UNCC in Final Four mens soccer more or less buried in side stories. How about a freaking headline, once, Charlotte Observer? Observer coverage of Charlotte 49er sports is horrid. Virtually non-existent. Pitiful. Go Niners. Beat Creighton.

Anonymous said...

UNC 49ers finally have a sport worthy of the UNC label. You can ditch that weird cookie cutter sports only label anytime now and change the colors to green and blue to correct past mistakes.

earth green & sky blue University of North Carolina 49ers

Anonymous said...

our poor chancellor, who is he going to root for? this must be killing him!

Anonymous said...

UNC is laughing as they begin engraving their name into the trophy. UNCc has no chance. It was a cute story while it lasted, but it's over.

Anonymous said...

^ Yo,dimwit. I hope they are. Here's a news flash for your sorry self: UNC is playing UCLA.

Anonymous said...

@6;21
Give it a rest. You are coming across like a hysterical teen aged girl. Thanks for you concern., though, because we really, really give a rat's behind about your opinion.

Anonymous said...

@9 07
If you had the courage (which you don't) to call one of our players "cute" to his face, he would laugh at you and proceed to engrave the outline of his foot in a spot other than a trophy. Chapel Hill's players and coaches are not laughing at anyone in Hoover because , unlike you, they are not stupid buffoons.

Anonymous said...

5:31.....wth do you mean by a "bigger school"? Charlotte IS a big school and if you mean big name, please explain to me why UNC-Chapel Hill's soccer coach quit the Tar Holes last season and took the job at Creighton.....is Creighton a "bigger school" than UNC-Chapel Hill?

Anonymous said...

11:04 AM


what the hell? the rural farmboy redneck pedophile posts on uncc boards who was too dumb to go college? they all know about you and underprivleged teen athletes being banned from all youth venues b&g clubs, ys, etc. college athletes out of your league perv.

go back to your farm animals you sicko

Anonymous said...

^
Now that's what I call a rational and well organized comment. BTW, don't forget your sunglasses out there in left field.