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Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the return of midfielder Paul Nicholson and forward Sunny Jane for the 2015 USL PRO regular season. Both return to the Hammerheads to fulfill their second year of their two-year contracts. “My time in Wilmington has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Paul Nicholson. “We finished last season on a very positive note and with plans to bring back a great core group of players, I am really looking forward to see how we can keep progressing next year. It is a privilege to be coming back and playing again in front of our amazing fans. I cannot wait for next season to roll around.”   The upcoming season will be […]

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

The Pirates Conclude The 2014 Campaign With a 12-8-1 Overall Record Box Score TAMPA, FL Nov. 7, 2014 – The East Carolina women’s soccer team saw its pursuit of the program’s first conference crown come to an end with a 3-0 defeat to USF on its home field in the semifinals of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship Friday night at Corbett Stadium. In her final collegiate match, senior goalkeeper Erika Lenns made a career-high nine saves, while sophomore Lana Spitler and freshman Danielle Eule led the Pirates with two shots apiece.   Both sides battled each other’s respective midfields for the early portion of the match, but USF (13-6-1) quickly began to put a clamp on possession and earned […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall to No. 25 New Mexico Lobos 2-1

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall to No. 25 New Mexico Lobos 2-1

Eads’ second-half goal cuts lead, but New Mexico’s defense kept SC from trying for the equalizer Printable Final Stats ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With important Conference USA Tournament seeding implications in the balance, No. 25 New Mexico (11-5-1, 4-4 C-USA) used two first-half goals to take a 2-1 win over South Carolina (8-9, 3-5 C-USA) on Friday night.   The Lobos posted an easy first goal when James Rogers pushed in a seventh-minute penalty kick. The Gamecocks were called for a handball in the box to give up the 12-yard chance. Chris Wehan added the second score in the 19th with his strike from the far right wing. Niko Hansen used a back-heel kick to find the streaking Wehan, who fired […]

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No. 14 Clemson Tigers Hosts No. 18 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

No. 14 Clemson Tigers Hosts No. 18 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 7, 2014 – The 14th ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will host No. 18 Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. The match will kick off at 1 p.m. on ESPN3. Tickets can be purchased online through the Clemson Ticket Office or at the gate. Clemson finished the 2014 regular season with a 10-6-1 overall record and a 5-2-1 record in the ACC. The Tigers won a share of the ACC’s Atlantic Division and are the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament. A 2-0 win over visiting NC State last Friday night, Oct. 31, capped off a successful regular season. Clemson is ranked in all three major national polls this week and moved up to […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Appoint Carson Porter Head Coach

Wilmington Hammerheads Appoint Carson Porter Head Coach

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 4, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today that Carson Porter has been appointed head coach and technical director for the upcoming 2015 USL PRO regular season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “I am honored to continue into this role,” said Porter. “This is a community with a deep passion for the sport of soccer and a love for this club. Our club goals begin with results for the first team, but they go much deeper than that. We hope to inspire our youth players, earn respect in the soccer community with the style we are implementing, and give our players opportunities to reach their goals. We will make every minute on […]

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Real Salt Lake Announces USL PRO Team

Real Salt Lake Announces USL PRO Team

Real Monarchs SLC become 4th MLS-owned USL PRO team TAMPA, FL Nov. 3, 2014 – Real Monarchs SLC became the ninth new franchise announced for the 2015 USL PRO season today, as Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer announced the team will play at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Monarchs SLC is the third new MLS-owned team to be announced for 2015 – joining the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC – with the LA Galaxy II preparing for their second USL PRO season. “USL PRO proudly welcomes the addition of Real Monarchs SLC to our league,” USL CEO Alec Papadakis said.  “Boasting a distinguished owner in Dell Loy Hansen and experienced leadership in Bill Manning, Garth Lagerwey and Rob Zarkos, […]

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No. 19 Clemson To Host Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals Next Sunday

No. 19 Clemson To Host Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals Next Sunday

CLEMSON, SC Oct. 2, 2014 – The 19th ranked and fourth-seeded Clemson men’s soccer team will host Wake Forest in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m at Historic Riggs Field. Clemson and Wake Forest met earlier this season on Sept. 26, a 3-1 Clemson win. Juniors T.J. Casner and Kyle Fisher and sophomore Thales Moreno all scored in the match for Clemson. Sophomore Andrew Tarbell went the distance in goal and picked up his fourth win of the season. Clemson has a 17-18-5 record against Wake Forest all time, including the win earlier this season. Prior to that win earlier this season, the previous two matches between the schools ended in 1-1 […]

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Carolina RailHawks Finish Season with a Draw

Carolina RailHawks Finish Season with a Draw

Tie Minnesota United 2-2 at WakeMed Soccer Park CARY, NC Nov. 1, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks finished the 2014 NASL Regular Season with a 2-2 tie against Minnesota United on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. In a game where the RailHawks needed a victory against Minnesota, combined with a loss by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, to advance to the post-season NASL Championship, the excitement of the game could be felt throughout the stadium. RailHawks midfielder Tiyi Shipalane delivered the first bit of relief for RailHawks fans when in the 22nd minute, he weaved his way through three defenders and delivered the perfect pass to Nacho Novo, who with a one-time shot gave the RailHawks a 1-0 lead. Just […]

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East Carolina Soccer Cruises Past Houston, 3-1

East Carolina Soccer Cruises Past Houston, 3-1

The Pirates Will Challenge No. 2 Seed Memphis In Sunday’s Quarterfinal Round Box Score MEMPHIS, TN Oct. 31, 2014 – Senior Brianna Spitler, junior Kendall Frey and sophomore Lana Spitler each scored a goal, as the East Carolina women’s soccer team defeated Houston, 3-1, Friday afternoon in the first round of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship at the University of Memphis. The No. 7 seed in the tournament, East Carolina (11-7-1) advances to Sunday’s quarterfinal round to face host and No. 2 seed Memphis (8-5-4) at 3 p.m.   “The team played a great game today,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said. “It was great to see us take what we did in training during the week and bring it […]

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Minnesota United FC

Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Minnesota United FC

Tickets to the 2014 NASL Regular Season Finale are still available at CarolinaRailHawks.com CARY, NC Oct. 31, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks will return to WakeMed Soccer Park this Saturday for Fan Appreciation Night to take on Minnesota United FC in the final game of the 2014 NASL Regular Season. Prior to the game, the RailHawks will be hosting its 3rd Annual pre-game Soktoberfest festival. Saturday’s match-up is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30pm and will be featured as the NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3. Saturday’s match will also be LIVE on WRAL2, web streamed online at NASLlive.com and available on the radio at 99.9HD-3 The Ticket. The RailHawks are coming into Saturday’s match after earning three valuable points on the road after defeating the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0. […]

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