Charlotte netted two goals during the second half after trailing by a pair at halftime to force a 2-2 draw against Middle Tennessee Sunday in a matchup of Conference USA East Division leaders. The tie was the first for the 49ers since a 1-1 result at Massachusetts on Oct. 19, 2012.
Charlotte (7-4-1, 2-1-1), which had just five shots in the opening 45 minutes, put its first goal on the board when Amanda Jones sent a long pass from a left-flanking position to Maddie Kiebel. Kiebel then found herself alone behind the Blue Raiders’ defense and poked a low shot past Middle Tennessee goalkeeper Kelsey Brower at 57:59 to pull the 49ers within one, 2-1.
The 49ers netted the equalizer at 64:48, when Dakota Olson made a long run down the right side before crossing across to Jones. Olson one-touched the pass toward the cage. The shot hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced just over the goal line, earning a goal signal from the referees.
Charlotte returns to action when it hits the road for its longest trip of the season, traveling to El Paso, Texas, to square off against UTEP at 9 p.m. Friday. Middle Tennessee fell to 5-4-3, 2-1-1.
North Carolina 3, Maryland 1: Goals from Summer Green, Kealia Ohai and Satara Murray rallied the host Tar Heels past the Terrapins.
North Carolina (10-2, 4-2 ACC) has won three straight games since back-to-back losses in mid-September and has equaled its regular-season win total from a year ago. Maryland fell to 7-6, 3-4.
Davidson 2, Appalachian State 1: Appalachian State’s Samantha Childress sent the host Wildcats to their first overtime defeat of the season when she knocked in a corner kick in the first overtime to give the Mountaineers a Southern Conference win.
Playing their second overtime contest in a row, and third in the past five games, Davidson (3-7-3, 2-2) fell to 2-1-3 in extra periods. The Mountaineers improved to 5-4-2, 2-0-2.
Western Carolina 2, Georgia Southern 1: Caitlyn Bradham scored the game-winning goal at the 83:07 mark to lift the visiting Catamounts (6-5-1, 1-3) to their first Southern Conference win of the season.
Georgia Southern is 2-7-2, 1-2-1.
South Carolina 1, Tennessee 0: The visiting Gamecocks pulled off an overtime win, knocking off Tennessee (7-4-2, 2-2-1) behind midfielder Raina Johnson’s goal in the 93rd minute.
South Carolina improved to 11-1-1, 4-1-0.
Virginia 3, Clemson 0: The host Cavaliers, who remain the only unbeaten and untied Division I team in the country, improved to 12-0, 6-0 ACC. The Tigers are 6-4-3, 3-3-1.
Wofford 5, Chattanooga 1: Maureen Buff scored a hat trick and coach Amy Kiah earned her 100th career victory as the host Terriers scored five second half goals.
Wofford moved to 6-3-1, 2-1-0. Chattanooga falls to 4-7-0, 0-4-0.
Furman 2, Samford 1: Dee Makris scored on a header in the 67th minute to lead the host Paladins (9-2-1, 3-0 Southern Conference). Samford dropped to 8-3-1, 2-1-1.
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