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Charlotte women's soccer earns win in program's 500th game
Jamie Frankhauser tallies in 1-0 result vs. Akron
Published Friday, August 24, 2018 9:00 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer needs a killer instinct in the box.

The 500th game in program history resulted in a 1-0 win against Akron, with a slew of missed opportunities. Junior midfielder Jamie Frankhauser found the back of the net in the ninth minute off a ball from sophomore midfielder Brianna Morris. The 49ers remain undefeated at home, with sophomore goalkeeper Abby Stapleton earning her second clean sheet, but they need to iron out their inability to finish in the attacking third.

“We’re just trying to simplify it, keep everything in front of us,” coach John Cullen said. “Keep the decisions comfortable. The longer we play as a team, and the longer the season goes, there will be more continuity there—more chemistry with some of your new faces, like [defenders] Julia Honeycutt and Brynn Douglas, who are two freshmen. We’re trying to simplify the information.”

Said Frankhauser: “Both Riley [Orr, junior defender] and Bri, they both know how to find players in the box, and player’s heads. They are big keys for us in the final third.”

Charlotte outshot Akron 21-3, putting 11 of their shots on target to the Zips’ two. They have scored two goals three games into the season (one from junior striker Megan Greene and Frankauser).

“Too many missed opportunities today,” Cullen said. “We could have done better in the final third. Overhit pass, underhit pass, misplaced pass—work to be done. It’s nice to be getting better from a winning position.”

Charlotte plays at Georgia on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.

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