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Charlotte 49ers soccer continue winning roll at Transamerica Field
5 straight with 3-0 result against Fla. International
Published Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:10 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

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Structure and organization have made the Charlotte 49ers impenetrable at home.

Undefeated at home this season, the 49ers extended their Transamerica Field winning streak to five games with a 3-0 result against Conference USA leaders Florida International. Charlotte reasserted their dominance at home, a pivotal factor ahead of the C-USA tournament at Transamerica Field Nov. 7-11.

The 49ers improved to fourth in conference at 3-2 (7-3-1 overall).

“It was the best, most complete performance of the season,” Charlotte coach Kevin Langan said. “When we’re at home, we’re very organized, very structured. Everyone is doing their role. Everyone who came on knew what we were doing.”

Charlotte has scored nine goals at home and hasn’t conceded a goal on their pitch this season. Strikers Maclean Holbrook and Preston Popp, as well as defender Patrick Hogan scored against the Panthers. Striker Daniel Bruce provided two assists.

“We scored three fantastic goals—really peppered the goal for the whole 90 minutes, and really put on a good defensive display as well,” Langan said.

Three of Charlotte’s five remaining games are in conference. They play their final road game at Marshall (4-6-2 overall, 1-2-1 C-USA) on Oct. 20. Each of the remaining C-USA opponents sit below them in league standings.  

“We have five games left, four of them at home,” Langan said. “Now we have to build on that to propel us onward.”

Said Holbrook: “Marshall is always a tough team to play against, but if we come out like we did today, have a good game plan, and execute it, I think we’ll do fine. We have an important run of games coming up. We have to play our best each and every game.”


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