The Basics

Score: Charlotte 5, Western Carolina 0

Records: Western Carolina 3-2, Charlotte 4-1

Location: Transamerica Field, Charlotte, N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer dropped a 5-0 decision to Charlotte Sunday at Transamerica Field. 

Turning Point:

Charlotte scored three first-half goals, including two quick goals in the first 19 minutes of the match, and never looked back. 

Individual Leaders

  • Charlotte’s Julia Granada scored two goals and had two assists in the match.
  • Megan Greene scored three goals for the 49ers in the contest.
  • Emily Zipay had two of Western Carolina’s seven shots in the match.


Inside the Box Score

  • Charlotte wasted no time getting on the board scoring under seven minutes into the match. The 49ers Granada found the back of the net courtesy of an assist by Jamie Fankhauser.
  • The Catamounts had two solid scoring chances, after the 49er’s first goal, in the first half with Emily Threatt’s and Zipay’s shots grazing the top of the goal. 
  • The 49ers struck again netting their second goal of the first half in the 19th minute as Greene sailed one into the net from a double assist by Granada and Brianna Morris. 
  • At the 38th minute, Charlotte tacked on its third goal of the first half as Greene scored her second goal and Granada earned her second assist. 
  • Charlotte continued its scoring ways to start the second half as Greene scored her third goal of the game at the 51:39 mark. 
  • With just two minutes left in the match, Granada bookended her scoring sending a shot into the net at 87:49 as she started the scoring for the 49ers and ended it. 
  • Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Ashlee Owens got the first start of her Catamount career in goal and takes the loss falling to 0-1. Owens gave up three goals and had four saves. Junior Natalia Icen replaced Owens in goal in the second half giving up two goals and recording five saves.
  • Charlotte had a total of 22 shots in the game and Western Carolina ended with seven. Fourteen of the 49ers shots were on goal. 


News & Notes

  • The loss to Charlotte halts Western Carolina’s two-game winning streak.
  • Western Carolina was shutout for the first time this season. 
  • The Catamounts are now 1-1 on the road in the young season. 
  • Charlotte improves its overall record against Western Carolina to 6-0. 
  • Three different goalkeepers have seen action for Western Carolina in the first five matches of the season: Owens, Icen and Melody Mezzina.
  • Western Carolina has given up four or more goals in three of the last four matches. 
  • The five goals scored by Charlotte is the most the Catamounts have given up in a match this season. 
  • The Catamounts have taken a penalty kick in three of the last four matches hitting two of them.

Up Next

Western Carolina returns home to host High Point at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.  

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