Charleston clinches playoff berth, Rhinos move closer

[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.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 24:
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

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 24:
Sunday, August 31
Orlando City vs. Dayton

USL PRO, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
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
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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:
G PLAYER, TEAM
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

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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