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Western Carolina Women's Soccer Falls in Season Opener

Senior Carly Tinstman making a save early in her career
Aug. 19, 2016

Box Score

The Basics
Score: Charlotte 5 - Western Carolina 1
Records: Charlotte 1-0, Western Carolina 0-1
Location: Transamerica Field - Charlotte, N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Western Carolina women's soccer team opened up its 2016 campaign on the road at Conference USA member Charlotte Friday night. The 49ers pressured the WCU backline most of the night with senior goalkeeper Carly Tinstman picking up a career-high 13 saves which ranks third in the Western Carolina record book for saves in a game. Charlotte was able to break through five times to take a 5-1 victory over the Catamounts with senior Haven Leland scoring WCU's lone goal.

 

Turning Point
Charlotte struck for a pair of goals in a total of one minute in eight seconds to open up a 3-0 lead over Western Carolina early in the second half. The second coming off a header on a Charlotte corner kick.

Individual Leaders
- Senior goalkeeper Carly Tinstman turned in a career-high 13 saves Friday night while facing 18 shots on goal.
- Senior Haven Leland notched her second career goal and first of the season as she collected a cross from junior Sheridan Caudle and then chipped the 49er goalkeeper who came out to defend the cross.
- Sophomore Sayres McKenna led the team in shots with two while junior Deyana Walker and Leland each took one.


 

 

Inside the Box Score
- The 49ers out-shot the Catamounts 30-4 Friday night including out-pacing WCU 18-1 in shots on goal.
- Charlotte also led in corner kicks as the 49ers took 13 compared to the Catamounts one.
- The game featured 17 fouls with Charlotte committing 10 but WCU collected the lone yellow card of the contest.

News & Notes
- Six of WCU's 11 starters made the first start of their career Friday night including three freshmen who were making their college debut. The freshmen included Jordan Dawsey, Emily Threatt and Ashton Cannon.
- The 18 shots on goal are the most shots on goal against WCU since Sept. 13, 2002 when the University of Tennessee fired 20 shots on goal against the Catamounts.
- WCU moves to 4-3 in season openers under head coach Chad Miller with the loss to Charlotte Friday night.
- WCU moves to 4-3 in season openers under head coach Chad Miller with the loss to Charlotte Friday night.
- The 13 saves by senior Carly Tinstman ranked third in the WCU record books for saves in a game and was also a career-high for Tinstman.
- Caudle's assist in Leland's goal was the first assist in her career. 

Up Next
The Catamounts will look to capture their first victory of the season Sunday afternoon at Big South member Winthrop. The game will mark Winthrop's season opener and will kick-off at 3 pm.

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