Monday, August 27, 2012

Charlotte 49ers get stern soccer test Monday

The 49ers' fifth-ranked men's soccer team, fresh off a dramatic victory in its season opener Saturday, faces a stern test Monday when 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina comes to Transamerica Field for a 7 p.m. game.

The Chanticleers won their season opener 4-0 Friday against Longwood. They boast one of the country's top players in senior striker Ashton Bennett, who scored two goals against Longwood. Bennett led the nation in goals (23) and points (53) last season.

Charlotte beat Coastal 2-1 last season. The Chanticleers made it to the NCAA tournament last season, losing to eventual national champion North Carolina in the second round.

Bennett and Charlotte's Aidan Kirkbride were both named to College Soccer News' team of the week. Kirkbride scored both the 49ers' goals in a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Denver, the first coming with four seconds left in regulation.

Soccer America's poll for this week hasn't been released yet, but the 49ers are ranked third in the College Soccer News poll and Coastal is 10th.


Anonymous said...

Just curious...who's ranked #1?

Anonymous said...

Different teams, depending on the poll. I see UNC Chapel Hill in one, UConn in another. New Mexico is getting love as #1 in some polls too.

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Anonymous said...

Stern? Howard or David.