Marshall to Face Charlotte in Final Road Game
The Herd looks to win final road match of the year
Nov. 1, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - After having its postseason dreams dashed with a midweek defeat, the Marshall men's soccer team will travel to Charlotte for its final road contest of the 2013 season on Saturday at 7 p.m.
HAVE YOU HERD?
On a night when Marshall needed a victory to keep its hopes for a Conference USA Tournament berth alive, the Thundering Herd came up short on Wednesday by falling to Kentucky 2-0 at Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex.
As the Herd was unable to avoid being shutout for the sixth time in October, Marshall finished with more shots (14-11) and corner kicks (5-1) than Kentucky, but was unable to produce more goals than the Wildcats.
Redshirt freshman Bijan Gloston (Clarksville, Tenn.) recorded his second career start in goal for the Herd and was unable to get the goal support he needed as he suffered his first loss of the season in the net.
THE GRAY AREA
Marshall coach Bob Gray (Postgame -- Oct. 30)
"Our problem this season has been finding guys who can step up with big moments in big games -- and unfortunately we just haven't had that."
"We are out of it at this point and there is no way we can qualify for the conference tournament so we will let some guys play that haven't played much to see what they are capable of doing and start building for next year."
OH FOR OCTOBER
The Herd had serious troubles in the October - a record of 0-4-3. Marshall was shut out in six of the seven contents, including a five-match scoreless streak.
SCOUTING THE 49ERS
In fifth place in the C-USA standings, Charlotte looks to continue its climb upward in the league standings before the C-USA Tournament. The 49ers enter the weekend on a three-match win streak with a combined goal advantage of 10-1.
Charlotte is averaging 14.4 shots per game and 1.73 goals per game through 15 games, with the 49ers having recorded 47 more corner kicks than its opponents (87-40). Kyle Parker has led the Charlotte offensive attack with 19 points from eight goals and three assists.
The matchup between the Herd and the 49ers will be the first in history.
The Herd will complete its 2013 campaign at home against No. 10 UAB on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The match will also serve as Senior Day for the five Marshall seniors.