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Charleston clinches playoff berth, Rhinos move closer
August 31st, 2014 2:54AM
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[USL PRO: Week 24] The Charleston Battery became the fifth team to clinch a USL PRO playoff berth when it beat Pittsburgh, 4-0, on Saturday night in front of a crowd 4,181 at Blackbaud Stadium.

The Battery got a hat trick from forward Dane Kelly, but the big play was a save by goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper on Jose Angulo's penalty kick with the score at 1-0.

“We got knocked in the teeth on Wednesday at Sacremento but the players bounced back,” said Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “We are doing a great job of getting goals and Cooper is keeping them out.”

The Rochester Rhinos snapped a four-game winless streak with a 4-1 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders that solidified their position in the playoff picture with a week to go.

Three second-half goals by Alec Sundly, JC Banks and Babacar Diallo allowed the Rhinos to break a 1-1 tie.

Monday, August 25
Seattle Sounders Reserves 5 Arizona United 1
Wednesday, August 27
LA Galaxy II 1 Real Salt Lake Reserves 0
Sacramento 3 Charleston 1
Thursday, August 28
Wilmington 3 Orlando City 1
Friday, August 29
Charlotte 0 Pittsburgh 1
Saturday, August 30
Harrisburg 1 Rochester 4
Charleston 4 Pittsburgh 0
Wilmington 0 Sacramento 0
Orange County 1 Richmond 1

Sunday, August 31
Orlando City vs. Dayton

USL PRO, Standings:
55 Orlando City 17-4-4 48/24
52 Sacramento 16-6-4 47/26
50 Richmond 13-2-11 52/26
47 LA Galaxy II 14-7-5 51/36
38 Charleston 10-9-8 34/30
35 Rochester 9-10-8 27/27
34 Wilmington 8-8-9 31/31
34 Harrisburg 9-10-7 40/42
32 Pittsburgh 9-13-5 34/47
30 Charlotte 9-14-3 30/35
30 (-2) Arizona Utd. 9-13-5 30/46
29 OKC Energy 8-13-5 31/36
28 Orange County 9-17-1 31/53
22 Dayton 6-16-4 28/52

USL PRO, Leading Scorers:
16 Kevin Molino, Orlando City
14 Matthew Delicate, Richmond
12 Aaron Schoenfeld, Dayton
12 Chandler Hoffman, LA Galaxy II
11 George Davis, Richmond
11 Tommy Stewart, Sacramento
10, Dane Kelly
, Charleston
9 Jimmy Banks, Pittsburgh
9 Rodrigo, Lopez, Sacramento
8 Allan Russell, Orange County
8 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
8 Kyle Greig, OKC Energy FC
8 Charles Rugg, LA Galaxy II
8 Jorge Herrera, Charlotte

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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