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Soccer: 49ers top Radford in home opener

Behind goals by Brandt Bronico and Dominic Bonilla and a strong team defensive effort, the No. 22 Charlotte 49ers defeated Radford 2-1 in their season opener Sunday at Transamerica Field.

The 49ers improve to 13-1-1 in home openers since 2000.

“It was an unbelievable effort from the guys,” Charlotte coach Kevin Langan said.

Davidson 0, Valparaiso 0: Despite creating the better chances, host Davidson concluded its opening weekend with a draw against Valparaiso in a nonconference game.

Duke 8, Stetson 2: The host Blue Devils routed Stetson to win the John Rennie Nike Invitational.

Cal Poly 3, N.C. State 1: Despite outshooting the opposition 17-8, the host Wolfpack (0-1-1) fell to Cal Poly (1-1) in front of 857 fans who braved sweltering conditions.

No. 1 UCLA 1, North Carolina 0: UCLA’s All-America midfielder Leo Stolz found the back of the net in the 31st minute to help the Bruins beat host North Carolinain the final of the Carolina Nike Classic.

No. 7 Cal 4, No. 11 Wake Forest 1: Cal used scored two goals in each half as the Golden Bears defeated host Wake Forest 4-1.

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UNC Wilmington 4, Charlotte 2: Charlotte put home multiple scores for the first time this season, but a flurry of first-half goals by host UNC Wilmington helped the Seahawks beat the 49ers.

Davidson 3, Army 1: Three Wildcats scored their first goals of the season, and host Davidson closed out a four-game homestand with a win against Army.

Clemson 4, Virginia Commonwealth 1: The Tigers got goals from four different players in beating host VCU (0-2-2).

Duke 3, Alabama-Birmingham 1: The host Blue Devils, who were ranked in the top 25 in the NSCAA poll, took an offensive advantage early and struck three times within the first 28 minutes of the match.

No. 17 Pepperdine 1, No. 9 North Carolina 0: North Carolina was shut out for the third time in four matches this season.

Maryland 2, N.C. State 1: After dropping two straight to open the season, Maryland won its second straight in a game delayed nearly two hours by the threat of lightning.

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