Monday, May 2, 2011

Charleston draw at home

Dane Kelly the Jamaican Terror!
After a come from behind win Friday night against the Charlotte Eagles, Charleston failed to find the net in front of the home crowd of 4079 Saturday night drawing 0-0 with  the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Both teams were coming off a Friday night match (Pittsburgh was defeated by Wilmington 3-1) but the match looked lively enough.  Charleston had 17 shots on goal.

You can catch the match summaries at either the Battery website and Charleston's Post and Courier newspaper.  You can also see some match photos from the paper here

Coach Anhaeuser rested a few regular starters and gave both J.C. Mack and Jon "J.D" Gruenewald starts in the midfield along.  Both seemed to find space on the wings and both did a good job with crosses.  Mack seemed to be a little eager, taking shots from 30-35 yards out but overall we feel they both did a fine job.

Coleman did well too but should have converted at least one chance he had.

"I just think everyone got a little over-excited, I know I did.  The ball popped up on my ankle and went straight instead of the bend I was looking for." Coleman said in the Post and Courier article.  

Everyone is waiting for the archive on USLlive to see a replay of the questionable offside call on Coleman in the 37 minute.  From E10, he looked onside.

It ended up 0-0 after the 90 minutes and the Riverhounds should be ecstatic they got a point out of the match.

The Battery also did a fine job with the field and all the things going on off the field for the Susan G. Komen fund. More than $10,000 was raised for the charity at the match.  The pink jerseys were auctioned off after the match and many ladies were happy as the players took off their jerseys to hand to the winning bid!

The boys face another back to back series this upcoming weekend, this time both matches are away.  Charleston take on Pittsburgh Friday night and then travel to Rochester to take on the Rhinos.

Armstrong should be ready to start this weekend and his experience on the field will help on the road.

Dykstra looks to be out for a couple more weeks.  We wouldn't be surprised to see some coverage brought in for Wiggins in goal.  

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