RailHawks exit U.S. Open Cup, lose to Charleston Battery 2-1 | Sports
Sports
INDY Week's sports blog

Archives | RSS | Follow on | Add on  

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RailHawks exit U.S. Open Cup, lose to Charleston Battery 2-1

Posted by on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 7:18 AM

For the second year in a row, the Carolina RailHawks saw their hopes for a deep run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup come to an early end. And again, the culprit was a third-division squad from the USL-2.

For last night's game in Charleston's Blackbaud Stadium, RailHawks coach Martin Rennie started two defensive midfielders, Brad Rusin and Amir Lowery. Despite the cautious posture, two first-half goals by Rudolph Mayard and Lamar Neagle were all the Battery needed to hold off the visitors, 2-1.

In the second half, Rennie made three aggressive substitutions, successively inserting Sallieu Bundu for Lowery, Daniel Paladini for Rusin and Tiyi Shipalane for Gregory Richardson. A few minutes after the first two substitutions, in the 64th minute, the RailHawks pulled back a goal when striker Etienne Barbara found right back Greg Shields at the near post.

The Battery outshot the RailHawks 13-6, and no Carolina player took more than Matt Watson's two.

It was a tough night all around as the team traveled 560 miles round trip to lose before a crowd of 1,400. It's a disappointing U.S. Open Cup finish for the RailHawks, because America's lower division teams look to the century-old competition as a way to increase their exposure and make a run against MLS sides.

As a result of last night, it will be the Charleston Battery that travels next week to Bridgeview, Ill. to play the MLS Chicago Fire.

Here's the match report from the Charleston Battery.

The RailHawks return to USSF-D2 play this Saturday, June 26, at WakeMed Soccer Park when they host the Montreal Impact. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Sports



Twitter Activity

Comments

Class program and congratulations on another championship!

by shocked on Carolina Fans: Villanova Is Your Team, If Only for Tonight (Sports)

AMEN Brother!! Preach on!! …

by Alan Pohoryles on Daniel Snyder and the Redskins’ Culture of Exploitation and Incompetence (Sports)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Most Recent Comments

Class program and congratulations on another championship!

by shocked on Carolina Fans: Villanova Is Your Team, If Only for Tonight (Sports)

AMEN Brother!! Preach on!! …

by Alan Pohoryles on Daniel Snyder and the Redskins’ Culture of Exploitation and Incompetence (Sports)

"In 1838 battle that killed 3,000 Zulus in a single day."

Do you even know what these Zulus were …

by newsupdate24 on A short history of the Dutch in South Africa, 1652-2010 (Sports)

Nice slander piece, bum. No one is forcing you or anyone else to watch him play. Grow up. You and …

by D1 on Grayson Allen Is Still a Dirtbag and Other Notes from a Strange ACC Semifinal (Sports)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation