Sunday, March 18, 2012

Battery Win Pair of Preseason Matches

The Charleston Battery defeated the College of Charleston and Clemson University in a pair of preseason matches yesterday at Blackbaud Stadium.

In the first match of the day, Charleston took on the College of Chalreston and won from a goal from Battery trialist Matt Kassel.

The Battery started mostly signed players in the first match. The Battery controlled large portions of the game with the College of Charleston mostly trying to score from quick counter attacks that rarely bothered the Battery keeper.

Rumored to be coming to Charleston, former Seattle Sounder player, Amadou Sanyang did indeed appear and played the entire match.  He looked to fit in well in the defensive midfield role.

In the second Charleston match of the day, the Battery beat Clemson University 2-0.  Goals from Charlie Romero and Moses Aduny gave the Battery the win.   The Battery played this match with mostly unsigned players with exception on Sean Flatley, JC Mack and Zack Prince who played right back.  One player that really stood out was Ryan Richter who most recently was on a two month trial with DC United and scored for United against Charleston in the Carolina Challenge Cup.  He did well controlling the right side of midfield for the Battery making several nice runs and delivering some nice crosses.

Bookending the two Battery matches,  the College of Charleston defeated Clemson University 1-0.

Next up for the Battery is a preseaon match against Wilmington Hammerheads Saturday Mach 24.  Time of kickoff is currently set for 4pm at Blackbaud stadium .


Brendan said...

Looks like your team is coming together nicely. I'm excited for the Rhinos' matches against the Battery this year.

Mikey said...

It looks like it could be a good year. Have you noticed we signed Toni Donatelli?