Friday, October 23, 2009

49ers earn pair of soccer wins

The Charlotte 49ers men's and women's soccer teams rolled to Atlantic 10 Conference wins on Friday night. The 14th-ranked men's team beat La Salle 3-0 at Transamerica Field while the women's team blanked Temple 5-0 on the road.

The men's team (9-1-3, 3-0-1) got goals from Isaac Caughran, Adam Gross and Justin Tucker to stretch their unbeaten streak to 12 games. The shutout was Charlotte’s fifth of the season as the 49ers have allowed one goal in the last 500 minutes of play.

“Our back four are playing really well right now, but not only are they defending well they are also joining in on the attack which really helps us score more goals,” said Charlotte coach Jeremy Gunn.

The women's team (14-2-1, 8-0-1) got goals from Jonna Handra, Hailey Beam, Kirby Stenard, Macky Wingo and Whitney Weinraub as the 49ers are unbeaten in their last 25 conference games.

"I was very pleased with our performance," Charlotte coach John Cullen said. "It was very windy but we adapted very well to the conditions. We played our style today. We were really sharing and moving the ball around the field today."


Unknown said...

Congratulations Niners! Excellent wins by both teams. It's great to have Charlotte teams in the top 25.

panfan1 said...

Is the women team ranked Eric?

Good for the programs!

Anonymous said...

25th in coaches poll for women. 9th in coaches poll for men. Observer uses Soccer America poll exclusively.

Anonymous said...

Why does the Observer always insist on mentioning the 49ers worst ranking (14) instead of mentioning their best ranking (7)? This team is good. All soccer fans need to check them out.

Anonymous said...

Be satisfied you are ranked and shut up.