Saturday, August 25, 2012

49ers win frantic opener

Aiden Kirkbride's two goals helped give the fifth-ranked Charlotte 49ers an unlikely 2-1 men's soccer victory in double overtime against Denver on Saturday at Transamerica Field.

Kirkbride's header with 6:51 left in the second overtime capped a frantic comeback by Charlotte (1-0). Kirkbride's other goal came with four seconds remaining in regulation, sending the game into overtime.

Denver (0-1) had taken the lead 1-0 on a goal by Josh Wren in the 32nd minute.

The 49ers outshot Denver 24-3 and had 13 corner kicks to the Pioneers' 1.

Charlotte plays again on Monday against Coastal Carolina at Transamerica Field.


Anonymous said...

Double OT?

Thats not good.

UNCC 49ers ranked 5th.

What was the other team ranked?

Anonymous said...

Have you ever actually witnessed a soccer game?
Shots were 24-3. Please comment on something you know about, if there is such a thing.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading about the Niners in this blog.