|Women’s soccer preps for split weekend slate|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte 49ers women's soccer team will look to continue its current three-match unbeaten streak as it plays two more matches this weekend, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at home against cross-county rival Davidson. The 49ers will also travel to Harrisonburg, Va., for a 1 p.m. Sunday contest at James Madison.
"We brought the Davidson game forward a day because we felt we can get a nice crowd with the local club teams," head coach John Cullen said. "It will be a great game, it always is. There will be some good moments of soccer and some good, hard challenges with good intensity. That's what you can expect from a Charlotte-Davidson soccer game.
"James Madison is an excellent team. We are looking forward to playing at the new facility up there, facing a phenomenal opponent in a great stadium. It's an exciting week for us."
Charlotte has not lost in its last three outings, posting a 2-0-1 record to improve to 4-2-1 on the campaign. During the three-game stretch, the 49ers have handed East Carolina and North Florida setbacks, while they earned a tie against Clemson.
Senior Carrie Dail netted the game-winning goal in both victories, moving her into a tie with sophomores Amanda Jones and Sara Trexler for the team lead with two scores thus far. The only other Charlotte player to register a goal has been junior Dakota Olson, who posted her first in Sunday's draw against the Tigers.
Davidson brings a 1-3-2 ledger into Thursday's meeting, having garnered a pair of ties last weekend against Clemson and North Florida. The Wildcats' lone win came August 26 against Tennessee Tech with Tori Krause registering two of the squad's five goals to-date.
The 49ers lead the all-time series against their cross-county mates, 11-3-2. The 11 victories represent the most against an opponent in program history.
James Madison will play at Navy Friday night before welcoming Charlotte to town. The Dukes currently are 2-4 after dropping a tilt at No. 7/9 Virginia Sunday as part of the Virginia Nike Classic.
Charlotte and James Madison have only met once previously, a 1-0 triumph for the Dukes in the 2002 NCAA Tournament First Round at Transamerica Field. It was just one of two losses for the 49ers that season.
In-game updates for both matches will be available on Twitter @49erGameDay and in-game subscription-based video will be housed on Charlotte49ers.com for Thursday and JMUSports.com for Sunday.