Road woes continue for Chattanooga Red Wolves

Staff file photo by Olivia Ross / The Chattanooga Red Wolves' Chevone Marsh shoots during a USL League One match at CHI Memorial Stadium in East Ridge.
Staff file photo by Olivia Ross / The Chattanooga Red Wolves' Chevone Marsh shoots during a USL League One match at CHI Memorial Stadium in East Ridge.

Despite 26 shots and 13 corner kicks, the Chattanooga Red Wolves could not find the net in Saturday night's 3-0 loss to the Charlotte Independence in North Carolina.

The road woes continued for Chattanooga, the USL League One runner-up a year ago to South Georgia Tormenta, as the Red Wolves (6-15-6) were shut out for the eighth time in 14 road matches and dropped to 1-12-1 away from home this season. Chattanooga, with 24 points, sits 11th in the 12-team league standings with five games remaining on its 2023 schedule.

The top six teams make the playoffs, and fourth-place Charlotte (12-8-7, 43 points) strengthened its position. All three of its goals came between the 68th and 90th minutes, with the home team efficiently capitalizing on just seven shots and two corners. The Red Wolves had a 7-5 edge in shots on goal.

Chattanooga hosts second-place Union Omaha (14-5-7) at 7:30 p.m. next Saturday at CHI Memorial Stadium in East Ridge.

Compiled by Patrick MacCoon. Contact him at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com.