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Clemson Tigers Knock Off UNC Asheville 2-0 in Final Exhibition

Clemson Tigers Knock Off UNC Asheville 2-0 in Final Exhibition

ASHEVILLE, NC August 23, 2014 – The Clemson men’s soccer team defeated UNC Asheville 2-0 in its final exhibition contest of the season Saturday night. The game was played at the Carolina Day School Soccer Complex in Asheville. Iman Mafi scored both Tiger goals in the first half. The first came in the 34th minute off an assist from junior T.J. Casner. Mafi’s second score was six minutes later, in the 40th minute, and was an unassisted goal for the sophomore midfielder. Mike Noonan Postgame vs. UNC Asheville, 8/23/14 As was the case with Clemson’s first exhibition contest, a victory over UAB, the teams played a practice round of penalty kicks at the conclusion of regulation. The Bulldogs came out on top in […]

Carolina RailHawks Win Crucial Match on the Road over Tampa Bay Rowdies

Carolina RailHawks Win Crucial Match on the Road over Tampa Bay Rowdies

Defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 ST. PETESBURG, FL (August 23, 2014) – A late goal by midfielder Tiyi Shipalane was all the Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-5L, 9pts) needed to defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies (3W-0T-3L, 9pts) 1-0 and earn 3 valuable points on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium in Florida. “We are delighted with the win,” said RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke. “It has been a tough couple of weeks for us losing some heartbreakers at home – we also had a tough time on the road this season, but we now have two road wins in a row. We needed this win and I think we deserved it.”   The first half is one that both team would […]

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ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

Pirates Draw 883 Fans, Set New Stadium Attendance Record In Season Opener ECU vs SC Gamecocks women’s soccer BoxScore 08/22/2014 (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – In front of a record crowd of 883 fans, the East Carolina women’s soccer team fell victim to a pair of set-piece goals as 14th-ranked South Carolina picked up a 2-0 victory on Friday evening at Johnson Stadium. The final attendance number tops the 853 total from the stadiums inaugural game on Aug. 19, 2011 against the Gamecocks.   “South Carolina is a very good team and they made us work defensively,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said after the game. “I thought we played a little nervous at times and our touches were […]

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Senior defender scores two set piece goals in shutout victory. Box Score | Printable Box Score GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – Senior centerback Taylor Leach netted a pair of second-half goals to give No. 14 South Carolina a 2-0 win in the season opener at East Carolina on Friday night in Johnson Soccer Stadium. The Gamecocks kept possession for most of the first half, and the few times the Pirates moved the ball into their attacking third, the South Carolina defense thwarted any opportunities.   In the ninth minute freshman Savannah McCaskill saw an excellent chance off a long ball from Christa Neary, firing a shot towards goal on a one-on-one opportunity. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced […]

UNCW Seahawks fall to NC State Wolfpack in Season Opener

UNCW Seahawks fall to NC State Wolfpack in Season Opener

Match 1 – UNCW vs NCSU women’s soccer (PDF) RALEIGH, NC August 22, 2014 – Freshman midfielder Annah Lindberg’s second goal of the game with less than three minutes remaining lifted N.C. State over visiting UNCW, 2-1, in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams Friday night at Dail Soccer Field. The Seahawks seek to square their record Sunday with their home debut against Georgia Southern in a 1 p.m. kick-off at the UNCW Soccer Stadium. The Wolfpack entertains No. 11 Portland Sunday at Noon. In Friday’s close opener, UNCW grabbed a 1-0 advantage just after intermission before Lindberg evened the score in the 66th minute and then broke through for the game-winning goal at 87:38. UNCW Head Women’s […]

Caswell Game Land Shooting Range Now Open to Public

Caswell Game Land Shooting Range Now Open to Public

YANCEYVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission held a ribbon cutting today to celebrate the opening of the Caswell Shooting Range, located on the agency’s R. Wayne Bailey-Caswell Game Land in Yanceyville. Several Commission employees, along with Wildlife Commissioner Tom Berry, N.C. Rep. Bert Jones and Caswell County Commissioner Kenneth Travis, cut the ceremonial green ribbon, officially opening the only Commission-owned public shooting range in the northern Piedmont area. The public shooting range, which is free to use, has a 100-yard rifle range with five shooting lanes and a 25-yard pistol range with five shooting lanes. It is universally accessible with a concrete parking space and paved sidewalks to the shooting shelters and target areas. The […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Add Mark-Anthony Kaye to Roster

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Add Mark-Anthony Kaye to Roster

WILMINGTON, NC August 22, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC are pleased to announce the recent signing of Mark-Anthony Kaye for the remainder of the USL PRO regular season. The 19-year-old joins the Hammerheads by way of their affiliate partnership with Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC. “Mark-Anthony is a player that has been with us in training for several weeks,” said Wilmington Hammerheads FC Technical Director Carson Porter. “He has been brought through the youth system at Toronto FC and we are excited to give him his first opportunity as a professional.” Kaye, who is currently traveling with the team in California, is set to make his professional debut in the Hammerheads starting lineup on Saturday, August 23 versus Orange County […]

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks at Tampa Bay Rowdies

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks at Tampa Bay Rowdies

Watch the game live at www.NASLLive.com CARY, NC August 22, 2014 - This coming Saturday the Carolina RailHawks (2W- 0T-5L, 6pts) will travel to Florida to take on NASL rival, the Tampa Bay Rowdies (3W-0T-2L, 9pts). Saturday’s matchup at AL Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, FL is set for 7:30pm. Follow the match live on NASLLive.com. The RailHawks are coming off a tough loss at home to FC Edmonton this past weekend. Two goals from Zack Schilawski were not enough to secure the win for the Carolina RailHawks. A 94th-minute extra-time penalty kick gave Edmonton their third goal in the RailHawks 3-2 loss, and snapped the RailHawks 6-match home unbeaten streak against FC Edmonton under the leadership of Colin Clarke.   This […]

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Carolina RailHawks Aquire Kwame Watson-Siriboe on Loan

Carolina RailHawks Aquire Kwame Watson-Siriboe on Loan

Defender added for the reminder of the 2014 NASL Season CARY, NC August 22, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks have acquired defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe from MLS expansion side New York City FC on a loan for the remainder of the 2014 NASL season. Watson-Siriboe, 28, was acquired by New York City FC in a trade from Real Salt Lake on August 11, 2014. “We are delighted to add a player with Kwame’s experience at this point of the season,” said RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke. “We want to thank New York City FC for making this deal happen, and we look forward to Kwame helping us reach our goals and win the championship.” The California native made 19 total appearances […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads FC Prep for Back-to-Back Road Matches

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Prep for Back-to-Back Road Matches

WILMINGTON, NC August 22, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled for back-to-back matches against Orange County Blues FC on Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET at Anteater Stadium and LA Galaxy II on Sunday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET at StubHub Center. The Hammerheads enter the weekend matchups following a 2-0 defeat against Sacramento Republic FC on Wednesday night at Bonney Field. Republic FC took an early lead with a Thomas Stewart goal in the 15th minute and would add to their lead in the 76th minute after defender Emrah Klimenta sent a shot past Hammerheads goalkeeper Brad Stuver to secure the victory.   Orange County Blues FC moves into Saturday’s match after experiencing their worst loss […]