Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Hammerheads shock Orlando, Battery rallies in Rochester
September 1st, 2012 5:14AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  usl

MOST COMMENTED

[USL PRO] The Wilmington Hammerheads, who had handed defending champion Orlando City its only defeat in the regular season, repeated the feat as they raced out to a 3-0 lead after a half an hour and held on to beat the No. 1 seed, 4-3, in the USL PRO semifinals Friday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The No. 2 seed also fell as No. 3 Charleston Battery scored the tying goal in stoppage time and went on to defeat the Rochester Rhinos in a shootout at Sahlen’s Stadium. The Battery will host the Hammerheads Sept. 8 in the championship game.

Wilmington led on goals by Corey Hertzog, Luke Holmes and Hagop Chirishian before Matt Luzunaris gave Orlando hope of a comeback as he scored a minute before halftime.

The Hammerheads restored their three-goal advantage in the 59th minute on Hertzog's second goal of the game. They were reduced to 10 men when Dylan Riley was sent off with 25 minutes to go, but it wasn't until stoppage time that Orlando took advantage with goals by Jamie Watson from the penalty spot and George Davis IV.
 
In Rochester, the Battery claimed victory in the seventh round of penalty kicks when Andrew Dykstra saved from Tyler Rosenlund and J.C. Mack made no mistake to clinch a 4-3 win.

The Rhinos had the opportunity to win from the penalty spot in the fifth round only for Troy Roberts to shoot wide. They were also seconds away from winning in regulation when Tony Donatelli headed home from close range against his former team. Kendell McFayden scored 10 minutes into the second half for the Rhinos.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Freddy Adu -- Good News, Bad News     
The good news is that Freddy Adu scored an impressive free kick goal. The bad news ...
NASL enters Phase 2; Strikers welcome back ex-coach    
The New York Cosmos, as champions of the 10-game spring season, are ensured a spot in ...
Video Pick: Hope Solo -- 'Why I'm a goalkeeper'    
Hope Solo explains how she embraced the goalkeeper position after having enjoyed more the role of ...
Video Pick: Julie Johnston thanks her family    
Defender Julie Johnston, who has marshaled the American defense that has conceded only one goal at ...
What They're Saying: Professor Cheryl Cooky    
"Gender is probably a factor. We have in our culture a protectionist stance toward women." -- ...
Three Americans nominated for top WWC award    
Americans Julie Johnston, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on the short list for the adidas ...
Gold Cup: Klinsmann gives Dempsey's captaincy to Bradley    
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the ...
Gold Cup: Chicharito out with broken collarbone    
Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been linked to a move to MLS's Orlando City, ...
What They're Saying: Jill Ellis    
"I have absolute faith and trust in our medical team to do the right thing. I ...
What They're Saying: Sepp Blatter    
"I am a religious person and pray, too. I own a golden cross that has been ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives