Saturday, October 31, 2009

Men's soccer unbeaten streak ends at 13

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team saw its 13-game unbeaten streak come to an end when the 16th-ranked 49ers dropped a 3-0 decision at Dayton on Friday. Charlotte fell to 9-2-4 overall and 3-1-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

"In the first half, we played good soccer with the exception of defending Dayton’s free kicks," Charlotte coach Jeremy Gunn said. "We created good scoring chances and defended fairly well. We just did not compete well enough on several Dayton free kicks."

Dayton (10-4-1, 5-1-0) scored the game’s first goal when Ryan Handbury’s free kick from 30-yards out went to the far post where Alex Torda headed the ball into the net in the seventh minute.

Charlotte finished the game with 14 shots. Freshman Jennings Rex led the 49ers with four shots. The 49ers play again at 1 p.m. Sunday at Xavier.


Jon said...

I hate Dayton... in every sport... I hope something epic happens and we can bloom a rivalry... we are first in flight, lyers