Charlotte tops Marshall 1-0 in men’s soccer

October 22, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Joe Brito from the Charlotte 49ers knocked in a deflected free kick with 1:04 left Saturday in a 1-0 men’s soccer defeat of Marshall University on Hoops Family Field at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.

The 49ers improved their record to 8-3-1 overall and 4-2-0 in Conference USA while the Thundering Herd is 5-7-2 for the season and 1-3-1 in league action.

Marshall has a 7 p.m. Tuesday non-conference match at home against Wright State.


HUNTINGTON — UTSA and Marshall play a Conference USA women’s volleyball match at noon Sunday in Cam Henderson Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children from age 3 to 12.


UTSA (15-5, 7-1 C-USA) won Friday at Charlotte, 3-2. Brianna McCulloch leads the Roadrunners this season with 222 kills. Five more players have more than 170 kills. Amanda Gonzalez has 686 assists and Shelby Williams has 350 digs.

Marshall’s last match was a 3-0 sweep of Middle Tennessee. Season leaders for the Thundering Herd (10-12, 3-5) are Cira Debell with 347 kills, Gabrielle Coulter with 756 assists and Amber Weber with 436 digs.

Women’s soccer

HUNTINGTON—Marshall is nearing the end of the women’s soccer regular season and needs wins to have a chance to make the Conference USA tournament. Marshall (5-8-2, 3-5-0 C-USA) is in the bottom half of the league standings and only the top eight will get in the tournament.

Louisiana Tech (11-5-1, 4-3-1) visits Marshall for its final home game at 1 p.m. Sunday on Hoops Family Field at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex. The Thundering Herd regular season ends Friday at Western Kentucky.

Admission to Marshall soccer is $5 for adults and $3 for children from age 3 to 12.

Marah Abu-Tayeh, a junior, leads Marshall this season with eight goals. Her twin sister, Farah Abu-Tayeh has five goals. Junior goalkeeper Megan Bonelli is three saves shy of third place in program history.

Louisiana Tech is led by Mylene Roy-Ouellet and Kaylee Zettler with six goals each.


HUNTINGTON—Ohio University dunked Marshall, 169-131, in a Friday dual swimming and diving meet in Fitch Natatorium at Cam Henderson Center.

Darby Coles had wins for Marshall in the 100 and 200 freestyle and the 200 medley relay with Jordyn O’Dell, Catherine Bendziewicz and Hannah Robins.

O’Dell followed with a win in the 100 backstroke. Bendziewicz won the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM.