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Four Overtime Matches in A-League/D3 Open Cup Qualifying

CHICAGO (Monday, April 30, 2001) - U.S. Open Cup Qualifying continued last week and over the weekend among the interleague groups from the USL's A-League and D3 Pro League with 13 matches, four of which were decided in overtime. In A-League action, the Charlotte Eagles topped the Charleston Battery 3-2 in overtime last Tuesday (April 24), while San Diego FC blanked D3 Pro Stanislaus United Cruisers 1-0 in extra time. Other overtime D3 Pro matches saw the Western Mass Pioneers defeat the Rhode Island Stingrays 3-2 on Saturday, while the Carolina Dynamo earned a 2-1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads. Qualifying continues this week with nine more matches across the nation.