Men's soccer: UNCW hands No. 5 Charlotte its first loss
Freshman midfielder Phillip Goodrum and junior forward Stian Sandbekkhaug each scored a goal as UNCW handed No. 5 Charlotte its first loss of the season with a 2-0 decision in a non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The Seahawks improved to 5-1-0 on the season while the 49ers dropped to 4-1-0.
Goodrum gave the Seahawks a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute when he took a pass from sophomore midfielder David Lozano and blasted a 14-yard shot through traffic for his second goal of the year.
With 4:58 remaining in the second half, Sandbekkhaug notched his team-high fifth goal of the season after taking a pass from junior forward Julio Moncada and scoring on a shot from 15 yards.
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Led by sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Cretens, the Seahawks held Charlotte to a season-low five shots. Cretens earned his third shutout of the season after making two saves.
Freshman goalkeeper Elliot Panicco tallied one save for Charlotte, which had outscored its opponents by a 14-0 margin in the first four games.