Seahawks host 49ers Tuesday; Hammerheads hold regular season finale Saturday


WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) —  The Wilmington Hammerheads will host the Richmond Kickers this Saturday, September 24th at Legion Stadium, in a final fight for playoffs.

Wilmington currently sits in ninth place, while Richmond sits seventh. Saturday’s game is critical for Wilmington to win in order to step closer to a playoff seed. A win does not guarantee Wilmington a playoff seed, as the outcome of the Orlando vs Bethlehem game holds many variables. Head coach Mark Briggs stated, “It’s a huge game and probably the biggest game to be played at Legion Stadium in a long time.” He continued, “We need to win and hope results fall positively for us. The team needs every Wilmington Hammerhead fan to support us at Legion and get behind the team.”

Wilmington Hammerheads FC notes

  • Current record: 7-12-10, 31 points
  • Tied 1-1 against Harrisburg City Islanders on September 17th
  • 247 shots, 95 of which have been on goal
  • Accumulated 88 saves with an overall .652% save percentage

Richmond Kickers Notes

  • Current record 12-8-9, 45 pts
  • Lost 2-1 against Charleston Battery on September 17th
  • 298 shots, 147 of which have been on goal
  • Accumulated 73 saves with an overall .753% save percentage

With only one game remaining in the regular 2016 season Coach Briggs concluded, “We need our fantastic fans more than ever this Saturday.”

Don’t miss all the action as Wilmington fights for playoffs against Richmond on Saturday, September 24th at 7pm. Enjoy a cold Hammerhead Shootout Session IPA, while listening to the musical talent of Tyler Davis in the Bombers Beer Garden. The first 100 fans will receive a Hammerheads car magnet as you support Wilmington’s only professional sports team. Fans, the Hammerheads need your support this weekend! Tickets can be purchased by calling 910.777.2111 or online at wilmingtonhammerheads.com.


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — The UNCW men’s soccer team returns home on Tuesday night to welcome No. 9 Charlotte for a 7 p.m. non-conference game at UNCW Soccer Stadium.

The Seahawks had their season-opening four-game win streak snapped on Saturday with a 5-0 loss at Florida Gulf Coast. Sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Cretens tallied a season-high five saves for UNCW, which outshot the Eagles by a 16-12 margin.

Junior forwards Julio Moncada and Stian Sandbekkhaug have combined to score eight of the Seahawks’ 12 goals in five games this season. Moncada leads the team with nine points after scoring four goals with an assist while Sandbekkhaug, a transfer from Valparaiso, has contributed four goals.

Off to a 4-0-0 start, the 49ers visit the Port City after earning their first Conference USA win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Old Dominion on Saturday night. Charlotte, which is one of three teams in NCAA Division I without a loss or tie this season, has outscored its opponents by a 12-0 margin through the first four games.

Charlotte leads the all-time series by an 8-5-3 margin and has won four of the last five encounters.

After Tuesday’s game, the Seahawks open Colonial Athletic Association play at home against William & Mary on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.

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