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UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Playoffs in sight, Wilmington edges up in rankings WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final four playoff positions, the Hammerheads recently moved into seventh place after claiming a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night. TICKETS: Wilmington Hammerheads FC (USL PRO) This will be the second time Wilmington and Sacramento meet on the pitch in just over a week after Republic FC hosted the Hammerheads and took a 2-0 victory on the West Coast in front of sold-out crowd at Bonney Field. Thomas Stewart opened the scoring in the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC clinched a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night at Legion Stadium. The recent victory pushes Wilmington into seventh place in the league rankings as they continue to compete for one of the remaining playoff positions. The Hammerheads entered Thursday’s contest following a string of matches on the West Coast that brought home their first victory since mid-July. Wilmington put the pressure on Orlando within minutes after Philadelphia Union loanee Corben Bone put the ball in the net past goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo in the 3rd minute. Orlando responded with several opportunities as they tried to balance the attempts taken on goal by Wilmington, but none found the […]

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

2014-15 UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball Schedule (PDF) WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – UNCW men’s basketball skipper Kevin Keatts will carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association schedule that features several of the league’s heavyweights in the first month of the new year. The energetic Keatts took over the helm of the program last April and has hit the ground running, restocking the roster, conducting summer and preseason workouts, and assembling a competitive non-conference schedule to go along with the grueling CAA slate. “We were looking for a good way to challenge the guys before the conference schedule and we’ve accomplished that,” said Keatts, who […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads Host League-Leader Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 27, 2014 – After adding four points to the league standings in a race for one of the final four playoff spots, Wilmington Hammerheads FC returns from the West Coast to host Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. All tickets dated July 3 will be honored due to prior rescheduling. Orlando City ended Wilmington’s nine-game unbeaten streak earlier in the season following a 2-0 victory after meeting on the pitch at ESPN Wide World of Sports in July.   League-leader Orlando City has claimed a spot in playoffs and are looking to accept the title of regular season champions as they close out the season. Midfielder Kevin Molino […]

Charlotte Eagles’ Wells Thompson Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Charlotte Eagles’ Wells Thompson Named USL PRO Player of the Week

Pair of goals led Eagles past Orlando, boosted playoff prospects   TAMPA, FL August 26, 2014 – USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 23 of the 2014 season on Tuesday as Charlotte Eagles forward Wells Thompson was named Player of the Week. Thompson scored both goals in the Eagles’ 2-0 victory against Orlando City SC on Thursday night, which provided a major boost to the 2013 USL PRO Championship Finalist’s playoff prospects. Thompson scored twice in the final 15 minutes against the Lions to earn the Eagles a crucial three points. The first came in the 77th minute as he picked up a pass from Zak Boggs and fired home into the far corner from the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]