Monday, November 18, 2013

Charlotte 49ers get 13th seed, first-round NCAA soccer tournament bye

The Charlotte 49ers received the No. 13 seed for the NCAA men's soccer tournament and will receive a first-round bye.

But a challenging second-round rematch potentially awaits: The 49ers will face the winner of Thursday's first-round game between East Tennessee State (9-5-4) and Coastal Carolina (17-4) on Sunday at Transamerica Field. The 49ers beat the Chanticleers 2-1 in September, but Coastal has gone on to win the Big South regular-season and tournament championships and was ranked 20th in Soccer America's poll last week.

Charlotte has won eight straight and won the Conference USA tournament championship Sunday with a 1-0 victory against Tulsa.


Anonymous said...

Coastal is a great 2nd round game, but I hate that we already played them. Going to have to score quickly to break them.