BOCA RATON, Fla. Kyle Parker had two goals and an assist and led a Charlotte offensive outburst that buried Florida Atlantic 6-0 Wednesday night in a Conference USA men’s soccer game.
In the 15th minute, Charlotte (7-5-3, 2-3-2) took a 1-0 lead when Giuseppe Gentile scored off a Nick Barnhorst assist. Parker made it 2-0 in the 42nd minute off Han Honer’s assist, and David Mayer broke free down the left side and put a shot into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead in the 50th minute.
Brandt Bronico got his first career goal off Parker’s assist, before Tyler Gibson scored on a penalty kick. Parker finished the scoring in the 65th minute with a header off a Mayer cross. Parker has 10 career goals, including eight this season.
Goalkeepers Klay Davis and Nick Hensley combined on the 49ers’ seventh shutout of the season. Davis played the first 80 minutes and Hensley saw his first career action in the final 9:15. Florida Atlantic is 6-5-2, 1-5-1.
Gardner-Webb 1, Winthrop 0: Craig Swaby scored off an assist from Ali Al-Gashamy at 43:37 to lift the Runnin’ Bulldogs (9-6-1, 6-3 Big South) at home against Winthrop (9-6-1, 3-5).
Davidson 2, Georgia Southern 0: Defenders Zoe Hayes and Dani Johnson each scored off a free kick and helped Davidson clinch a spot in the Southern Conference tournament with the road win.
Davidson (6-10-4, 4-5-1) finished seventh in the league and reached the tournament for the 10th straight year. Georgia Southern closed the season 5-11-2, 3-6-1.
Western Carolina 1, Appalachian State 0: Sara Robinson scored the winning goal with nine minutes left, off a pass by Kelly Pannell, and the Catamounts (10-8-1, 4-6) earned a berth in the Southern Conference tournament with the home win. The Mountaineers are 8-4-5, 4-2-4.
Belmont Abbey 6, Coker 0: On her 21st birthday, Ananda Gebreyesus got her first career hat trick to lead the Crusaders (12-3-1) at home. Coker is 4-12-1.
Meghan Philp, Theresa Mateo and Maggie Moore also scored goals.
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