Senior goalkeeper Nate Himes recorded three saves at No. 19 Charlotte.
Sept. 9, 2017
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CHARLOTTE – The Marshall men’s soccer team dropped a close match Saturday night at No. 19 Charlotte, 1-0. The Thundering Herd is now 3-2 and Charlotte improves to 2-1.
The 49ers kept the pressure up in the beginning of the match with six shots in the first 25 minutes. The Marshall defense fought hard as three were blocked, one high, one wide and one save by Herd senior goalkeeper Nate Himes. Charlotte had nine shots in the first half with two on goal, both saved by Himes. Marshall had one shot in the first half by freshman Pedro Dolabella. The teams went into halftime scoreless.
The scoreless match was finally broken in the 83rd minute as Charlotte found the back of the net. Himes finished the match with three saves and the one goal allowed.
Head Coach Chris Grassie
“It was a tough match for us. I thought we didn't get much going in our attack, and weren't able to possess the ball. To be fair to Charlotte, I thought they played well and deserved the win. We didn't quite match their intensity and were forced to play too much of the match in our own half.
“I thought our defense, particularly Nate Himes in goal, played well and kept us in the match for 80-odd minutes. I think we have the ability to play much better than that, and going forward there will many better nights than this.”
Marshall returns to Hoops Family Field after the three-game road swing to take on Eastern Illinois on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and then South Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 16. The match with Eastern Illinois is set to kickoff at 5 p.m., while kickoff for South Carolina is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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