Monday, November 1, 2010

49ers women get top seed

Charlotte's women's soccer team is the top seed in this weekend's Atlantic 10 tournament at Rhode Island.

The 49ers (15-4, 8-1 A-10) will play a semifinal game at 5 p.m. against the lowest-seeded team remaining in the tournament. Charlotte tied Dayton (16-3, 8-1) for the regular-season title but got the top seed due to a tie breaker. The 49ers and Flyers received first-round tournament byes.

First-round games Friday include No. 3 Duquesne vs. No. 6 La Salle and No. 4 St. Bonaventure against No. 5 Massachusetts.

Charlotte's Macky Wingo, who scored five goals in weekend victories against Temple and Saint Joseph's, was named the conference's player of the week Monday.

-- The Charlotte men's soccer team plays a big game Friday against UMass at Transamerica Field. The 49ers (11-5, 6-1) remain in first place in the league with 18 points, but the Minutemen (5-4-7, 4-1-2) are just four points behind in the standings and in third place.