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Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Carolina RailHawks to Host Fourth Annual Kicks for Kids Night

Charitable Night benefiting families is presented with PNC Bank CARY, NC August 27, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks’ Spread Your Wings Charity, Inc will host the Fourth Annual ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by Duke Energy on Saturday, September 20th when the RailHawks host The New York Cosmos. Spread Your Wings Charity teams up with various local charities including the American Diabetes Association, Boys and Girls Club, North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals and other local non-profits on ‘Kicks for Kids’ Night to provide youth and their families the opportunity to experience a RailHawks game and soccer clinic. “Kicks for Kids Night is a program that resonates with soccer passionate community leaders and Is the […]

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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 […]

Tori Andreski Named ACC & National Player of the Week

Tori Andreski Named ACC & National Player of the Week

CLEMSON, SC August 26, 2014 – Two days after recording her first career hat trick, sophomore forward Tori Andreski has been named NCAA D1 Women’s Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for her performance during the week of Aug. 18-24. Andreski recorded four goals and one assist for nine points in two games last week, helping the Tigers to wins over Auburn (2-1) and Winthrop (7-0) to open the 2014 regular season. The native of Wilkesboro, N.C. netted one goal against SEC-foe Auburn on Friday, and posted a hat trick, along with one assist, versus the Eagles on Sunday.   The seven points against Winthrop moved Andreski into a tie for fifth […]

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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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South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s Soccer Fights for Tie at Furman, 2-2

South Carolina Gamecocks Men’s Soccer Fights for Tie at Furman, 2-2

South Carolina begins its regular season on Friday at home against Belmont GREENVILLE, SC August 23, 2014 – The South Carolina men’s soccer team came away with a 2-2 draw at Furman on Saturday night, the final exhibition match of 2014 for the Gamecocks. “Our team showed a lot of character tonight,” said Gamecock head men’s soccer coach Mark Berson, “coming from behind twice on the road against a good opponent. Again, we gave up a penalty, and we need to stop making mistakes that are costly for us. But the attacking power that we showed in the second half and the fight was exceptional. Overall, there is a lot for us to build from going into Friday night’s opener.” […]

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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 […]