The Charlotte 49ers (4-3-2. C-USA: 0-1-1) return to Conference USA play with a road trip to play New Mexico (5-3-1, C-USA: 1-0-0) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, October 4 at 9 pm. This game will be the 49ers longest road trip of the season as Charlotte and Albuquerque are separated by 1,627 miles.
Giuseppe Gentile leads the 49ers with five goals. Gentile, who scored the 49ers goal in their recent 1-1 double overtime tie with #20 Wake Forest, has scored 24 career goals. He needs three goals to move into a tie for tenth place on the 49ers career goals scored list. Aidan Kirkbride, Kyle Parker and Luke Waechter are tied for second on the team with two goals apiece. David Mayer and Will Mayhew, who has scored a goal as well, are tied for the team lead with three assists apiece.
The 49ers defense led by goalkeeper Klay Davis and defenders Waechter, Mayer, Thomas Allen, Anthony Perez, Nick Barnhorst and Biko Bradnock-Brennan has recorded four shutouts this season. Charlotte’s defense has only allowed seven goals this season.
Friday’s game will mark the first ever meeting between Charlotte and New Mexico.