Orlando, FL - Behind goals by Giuseppe Gentile and Will Mayhew, the 12th-ranked Charlotte 49ers (6-1-2) rallied for a 2-1 double overtime win on the road over UCF (2-3-2) in their final non-conference game. This marked the 49ers sixth double overtime game of the season.
an incredible game," Charlotte coach Kevin Langan said. "I am so proud of our
guys to fight back after being down with just over 30 minutes left in regulation.
I am really proud of our team's effort and determination tonight. We played 17
guys so it was a total team win."
UCF scored the game's first goal when Deshorn Brown put a shot from 15 yards out into the back of the net off a Jeff Michaud assist in the 56th minute.
Charlotte's Mayhew scored the game-winning goal in the 103rd minute. Tyler Gibson passed the ball to Thomas Allen who headed it to Mayhew who then put the ball into the back of the net. Mayhew's goal was his first of the season and the fifth of his career. Mayhew's goal was his first career game-winner.
Charlotte finished the game with 15 shots. Gibson and Gentile led the 49ers with three shots apiece. Owen Darby and Mayhew each recorded two shots apiece.
Charlotte will take a nine-day break and when the 49ers return to action they will open Atlantic 10 play with a road trip to Richmond, Virginia. The 49ers face VCU on the road in their A-10 opener, Friday, October 5 at 7 pm.