BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Luke Waechter scored his first career goal but the 21st-ranked Charlotte 49ers (2-2-1) lost to Memphis (4-1-1), 2-1, in the UAB Soccer For A Cure Classic.
“We did not look ourselves today,” Charlotte coach Kevin Langan said.
“Our guys looked tired today which probably is a result of Friday’s game which took a lot out of us. We did not play with our usual intensity. We had several golden chances to increase our lead. In the final 10 minutes of the game, we got even leggier and Memphis started moving the ball well.”
Waechter scored his first career goal when he put a through ball from Robby Thomas into the back of the net at the 44:15 mark.
Memphis tied the score when Kenneth Kauker scored off assists by Raul Gonzalez and Liam Collins at the 80:11 mark.
Memphis’ Shane Keely scored the game-winning goal off a Collins assist at the 86:46 mark.
Winthrop 5, Stetson 2: In Macon, Ga., the Eagles (4-0-1) remained unbeaten through the first five games of the season after the final game of the Mercer Classic. This is the best start to a season for the Eagles since 2004, when they started 7-0-1.
Rutgers 3, South Carolina 0: The Gamecocks (2-4-0) ended a three-game road trip with a loss at Rutgers (3-2-1).
N.C. State 1, Pittsburgh 0: With overtime looming, freshman striker Jackie Stengel scored in the 90th minute to give the Wolfpack a road ACC win. Mackenzie Stelljes (Charlotte Ardrey Kell) made two saves to record her third shutout of the season.
Notre Dame 1, North Carolina 0: Eighth-ranked Notre Dame got an early goal by freshman Morgan Andrews to power the Fighting Irish over top-ranked North Carolina. The loss erased a 10-game winning streak by the host Tar Heels that dated back to last year.
South Carolina 1, East Carolina 0: Junior defender Christa Neary’s second-half goal for the win marks only the third time in program history that the Gamecocks have been unbeaten through their first eight games.
Clemson 2, Boston College 1: Behind goals from senior Vanessa Laxgang and sophomore Jenna Polonsky, the Tigers (3-2-2, 1-1) got their first ACC win of the season.
James Madison 2, Davidson 0: Four minutes away from going into overtime, the visiting Dukes scored two late goals to send the Wildcats to their fourth straight defeat.
Florida State 2, Duke 1: The fourth-ranked Seminoles (6-0-2, 1-0-1) registered a goal with 3:02 remaining to upend the 12th-ranked Blue Devils (4-3-1, 1-1-0).
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