Carolina Men's Soccer Falls to Charlotte
The Gamecocks return home on Tuesday night for a matchup with Gardner-Webb
CHARLOTTE—The South Carolina men’s soccer team lost to Charlotte, 3-0, on Saturday night at Transamerica Field.
“I don’t think we played particularly poorly,” head coach Tony Annan said. “I think we still created a lot of chances again. We made some adjustments in the second half after we got down 2-0, but we failed to take our chances in the second half.”
In the 16th minute, Charlotte (5-2-0, 1-0-0 C-USA) scored the first goal of the contest. Kameron Lacey collected the ball near the goal and trickled it past Ryan Bilichuk, who was chasing it for the Gamecocks (2-6-0, 0-2-0 C-USA).
Nine minutes later the 49ers struck again to make it 2-0. Charlotte had a flurry of shots right in front of the net and after a blocked shot and a Bilichuk deflection, Preston Popp collected the ball and sent it into the back of the net.
Charlotte knocked in another goal after a hand ball was called on Carolina inside of the penalty box. Joe Brito scored on the penalty kick in the 61st minute.
Harrison Myring had a couple of chances within minutes of each other. In the 55th minute, Myring sent a ball to the far post, but Daniel Kuzemka made a save. Five minutes later, Myring went to the far post again, but put it too wide.
Myring took three shots, which led Carolina’s 10-shot effort. Eight of the 10 Gamecock shots came in the second half of play. Myring, Christian Kraus, Andrew Halloran and Adam Luckhurst all put at least one shot on goal for Carolina.
Carolina men’s soccer returns to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday against Gardner-Webb inside of Stone Stadium.