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August 25th, 2014 12:02AM
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[USL PRO: Week 23] On the same week they announced the departure of longtime coach David Irving, the Wilmington Hammerheads set off on a three-game West Coast road trip. After dropping their fifth straight game in the opener, a 2-0 loss at Sacramento, the Hammerheads recovered to beat Orange County, 2-1, and then tie the LA Galaxy III, 3-3, the next day at StubHub Center.

The Galaxy II led 2-0 on a pair of Chandler Hoffman goals with 15 minutes to go, but the Hammerheads took a 3-2 lead as a pair of goals by Sunny Jane and Mark-Anthony Kaye's first professional goal put Wilmington ahead before Garcia's dramatic equalizer.

The win moved Wilmington to within one point of the playoff zone with two or three games in hand on the four teams ahead of it.

-- Newly signed players Jason Bli and Kainoa Bailey made their Galaxy II debuts. Bli started at left back and Bailey entered the match in the second half.

The Charleston Battery moved into fifth place with a 2-0 victory at OKC Energy FC in front of a sellout crowd of 4,722 fans. The Battery extended its undefeated streak to eight games and handed OKC Energy FC its fifth consecutive loss.

Saturday ...

Orlando City pulled away from the second-place Richmond Kickers at the top of the USL PRO standings thanks to a 3-2 win in the rain in Richmond that gives the defending champion a six-point lead. Kevin Molino set a USL PRO scoring record with his 16th goal of the season. Orlando snapped the Kickers' unbeaten streak at 21 games and handed them just their second loss in 25 games.

Valdmiro Lameira
, a recent signing from Benfica, and Molino, the first player signed by Orlando for its MLS launch in 2015, opened up a 2-0 lead for the visitors before George Davis IV pulled a goal back. Rafael Ramos, another Portuguese teenager from Benfica, added a third goal for Orlando before Nate Robinson's goal brought renewed hope for the 3,562 fans at City Stadium.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 23:
Wednesday, August 20
Charlotte 2 Orlando City 0
Sacramento 2 Wilmington 0
Friday, August 22
Arizona United 1 OKC Energy FC 0
Saturday, August 23
Richmond 2 Orlando City 3
Dayton 1 Colorado Rapids Reserves 2
Rochester 2 Harrisburg 2
Orange County 1 Wilmington 2
Sunday, August 24
LA Galaxy II 3 Wilmington 3
Pittsburgh 3 FC Dallas Reserves 1
OKC Energy FC 0 Charleston 2

USL PRO, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
55 Orlando City 17-3-4 47/21
49 Richmond 13-2-10 51/25
48 Sacramento 15-6-3 44/25
44 LA Galaxy II 13-7-5 50/36
34 Charleston 9-8-7 27/25
34 Harrisburg 9-9-7 39/38
32 Rochester 8-10-8 23/26
31 Charlotte 9-13-4 32/36
---------------------------
30 Wilmington 7-8-8 28/30
30 (-2) Arizona Utd. 9-12-5 29/41
29 OKC Energy 8-13-5 31/36
29 Pittsburgh 8-12-5 33/43
27 Orange County 9-17-0 30/52
22 Dayton 6-16-4 28/52

USL PRO, Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
16 Kevin Molino, Orlando City
14 Matthew Delicate, Richmond
12 Aaron Schoenfeld, Dayton
11 George Davis, Richmond
11 Tommy Stewart, Sacramento
10 Chandler Hoffman, LA Galaxy II
8 Allan Russell
, Orange County
8 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
8 Kyle Greig, OKC Energy FC
8 Jorge Herrera, Charlotte

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 24:
Monday, August 25
Seattle Sounders Reserves vs. Arizona United
Wednesday, August 27
LA Galaxy II vs. Real Salt Lake Reserves
Sacramento vs. Charleston
Thursday, August 28
Wilmington vs. Orlando City
Friday, August 29
Charlotte vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, August 30
Harrisburg vs. Rochester
Charleston vs. Pittsburgh
Wilmington vs. Sacramento
Orange County vs. Richmond
Sunday, August 31
Orlando City vs. Dayton

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 25:
Monday, September 1
Montreal Impact Reserves vs. Charlotte
LA Galaxy II  vs. Richmond
Wednesday, September 3
Wilmington vs. Orlando City
Thursday, September 4
Sacramento vs. OKC Energy FC
Friday, September 5
Dayton vs. Wilmington
Charleston vs. Harrisburg
Saturday, September 6
Charlotte vs. Harrisburg
Pittsburgh vs. Arizona United
Orlando City vs. Richmond
Orange County vs. OKC Energy FC
Sacramento vs. LA Galaxy II
Sunday, September 7
Rochester vs. Wilmington


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