CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
The Charlotte 49ers women's
soccer team played its first home game in nearly a month but the result was not
what it would have preferred, falling 1-0 to longtime foe Saint Louis, Friday
evening at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, N.C.
The Billikens tallied the match's only score in the 56th
after a hard-fought scoreless opening period between the two foes, who were playing
all-time meeting. The 18 contests equal the most by a
single opponent in Charlotte (10-6-2, 4-3-1 A-10) history.
Kailey Pretzlaff sprinted down the left flank with possession before sending a
cross to Jessie Jarrett. Jarrett collected the ball at her feet and fired a
20-footer through the Niner defense and past goalkeeper Annika McHenry
to decide the final outcome.
The 49ers had plenty of chances on the evening to put a marker for themselves
on the scoreboard, including back-to-back Sarah Ann Waugh
attempts early in the
first half. Waugh's second shot, from 25 yards away, skimmed off the right post
All in all, Charlotte held an 11-to-5 shot advantage against Saint Louis
(5-8-4, 3-3-2 A-10) but Billiken goalkeeper Katie Walsh turned away six in the
The 49ers will look to close out the regular season on a high note with the
final match before the Atlantic 10 Championships next week. Charlotte will play
host to league newcomer Butler at 1 p.m. Sunday on Senior Day. A brief ceremony
honoring the on and off the field accomplishments of this year's class,
including Carrie Dail
, Lacey McGowan
and Lena Suarez
, will take place before
the start of the contest.
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