The Charlotte women’s soccer team fell behind early as Florida Atlantic took advantage of its scoring opportunities to pull out a 3-1 victory Sunday in the final regular-season home match for the 49ers. Charlotte locks up a spot in the upcoming Conference USA championships even though it dropped the decision.
The 49ers are in a second-place tie in the league’s East Division with UAB. Both schools stand at 14 points; however, Charlotte would have the edge in seeding for the Conference USA tournament based upon its 1-0 head-to-head win Oct. 18.
The 49ers (9-6-2, 4-3-2) tallied their lone goal during the second 45 minutes early in the frame. Brooke Mulloy slipped a cross over the top of the Owls defense, locating Amanda Jones who was racing down the left side. Jones redirected the pass with a soft touch just inside the left post past Florida Atlantic goalkeeper Courtney Zwetsch.
Sunday’s contest marked the 100th in the Charlotte coaching career for John Cullen and was the first meeting between the two schools. Florida Atlantic is 4-10-4, 2-4-3.
North Carolina 2, Wake Forest 1: Kealia Ohai scored the winning goal in the 98th minute for the visiting Tar Heels (15-3, 9-3 ACC). North Carolina clinched home-field advantage in the ACC tournament quaterfinals with the victory.
Wake Forest fell to 10-5-2, 5-5-2.
Duke 6, Pittsburgh 3: The host Blue Devils scored six first-half goals to clinch a bid in the ACC tournament.
Duke improved to 8-6-4 (5-4-3), while the Panthers are 4-13-1, 0-12-0.
Furman 3, Davidson 1: Furman’s Carlie Couch had two goals and added an assist for the host Paladins (13-3-2, 7-1-1 Southern Conference).
Davidson is 5-10-4, 3-5-1.
East Carolina 2, Rice 2: The visiting Pirates led two times but could not hold on as the Owls (6-7-3, 4-4-1 C-USA) played them to a draw.
The Pirates (7-8-3, 4-4-1), who entered the day in third place in the conference standings, fell back to fourth place. East Carolina holds a two-point lead over both Marshall and its final regular-season opponent, Middle Tennessee, in the East Division standings.
Appalachian State 1, Francis Marion 0: Amber Miller scored on a header in the 52nd minute to lift the host Mountaineers (8-5-4).
The Patriots are 1-17-0.
Western Carolina 4, The Citadel 0: Markie-Lynn Studnicky scored a pair of goals to pace the visiting Catamounts (9-8-1, 3-6 Southern Conference).
The Citadel falls to 5-10-2, 3-7.
South Carolina 1, Mississippi State 0: Sophie Groff scored the game’s only goal in the 71st minute to lift the visiting Gamecocks (14-2-2, 7-2-1 SEC).
Mississippi State is 3-14-0, 0-10-0.
Wofford 2, Georgia Southern 0: The host Terriers clinched their first berth in the Southern Conference tournament since 2010 with the victory.
Wofford improves to 8-3-5, 4-1-4. The Eagles are 5-10-2, 3-5-1.
Notre Dame 2, Clemson 0: Goals from Mandy Laddish and Crystal Thomas lifted the visiting Irish (11-5-1, 7-4-1 ACC).
The Tigers fall to 7-7-4, 4-6-2.
Radford 3, Presbyterian 2: The visiting Highlanders used a pair of penalty-kick goals in the second half to outlast the Blue Hose (3-11-0, 1-6-0 Big South).
Radford is 5-5-4, 2-2-2.