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Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Two second-half goals not enough to propel the RailHawks to victory OTTAWA, CANADA Sept. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-1T-6L, 10pts) were moments away from leaving Ottawa victorious on Sunday afternoon, but were forced to settle for a draw after a controversial stoppage time goal by Ottawa Fury FC (1W-3T-5L, 6pts). Even though the RailHawks dominated possession and created multiple opportunities in the first half, it was Ottawa who open the scoring in the 24th minute of play with a goal by former RailHawks forward Tom Heinemann.  Despite being one goal down, the RailHawks came out strong in the second half. In the 61st minute of play, RailHawks midfielder Danny Barrera scored his first goal of the season. After a series of deflections in the box, Barrera found the ball […]

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2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

Carolina RailHawks Fail to Make Ground in the Race for The Championship

Carolina RailHawks Fail to Make Ground in the Race for The Championship

Lose to the Atlanta Silverbacks 2-0 CARY, NC August 30, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-6L, 9pts) fell to the Atlanta Silverbacks (3W-2T-3L, 11pts) 2-0 on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park. This was the Silverbacks’ first ever victory against the RailHawks in the Triangle. In the first half, both teams got off to a sluggish start, as they fought for possession in the middle of the field, but neither team was able to create many dangerous opportunities.   Despite creating multiple opportunities at the beginning of the second half, the RailHawks were unable to break through Altlanta’s defense.   In the 63rd minute of play, Silverbacks midfielder Junior Sandoval ripped a tremendous shot from 30 yards out that left […]

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Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

Offense Lifts Clemson Tigers Women’s Soccer Over Phoenix

Boxscore (PDF) | Season Stats ELON, NC August 29, 2014 – The Clemson women’s soccer team’s offensive prowess continued on Friday night as the Tigers defeated Elon 5-0 on the road. Eddie Radwanski’s team improves to 3-0 on the season and has scored 12 goals in the last two games. Freshman Salma Anastasio got the scoring started 10 minutes into the game off a pass from classmate Shannon Horgan, and the Tigers took the 1-0 lead into halftime.   One minute into the second half, sophomore Catrina Atanda got in on the action for her first goal of the season. Allie Kington followed up with a goal at the 53:56 mark, also her first of the year.   Anastasio netted […]

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Kurtis Turner’s Strike Before Midnight Gives South Carolina a 1-0 Win in Opener vs. Belmont

Kurtis Turner’s Strike Before Midnight Gives South Carolina a 1-0 Win in Opener vs. Belmont

Gamecocks host Clemson on Tuesday at 7 PM Boxscore: South Carolina vs Belmont men’s soccer (PDF) COLUMBIA, SC August 30, 2014 – With a couple of ticks left before midnight, South Carolina sophomore midfielder Kurtis Turner blasted home a goal to send the Gamecocks (1-0-0) a winner in their season-opening match against Belmont (0-1-0) on Friday night in front of the fourth-largest crowd at a men’s match in Stone Stadium history. Turner drove home the winner from 25 yards away, polishing off a rebound from junior midfielder Ryan Arambula after his shot was blocked near the top of the box. The Gamecocks had many chances, firing 26 shots, with eight coming on goal, compared to Belmont’s five that never threatened […]

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College of Charleston Men’s Soccer Denied Upset Bid of No. 18 USCB

College of Charleston Men’s Soccer Denied Upset Bid of No. 18 USCB

Box Score | Photos DANIEL ISLAND, SC August 30, 2014  – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team saw its late comeback effort thwarted as the Cougars sought to upend No. 18 UC Santa Barbara in front of a raucous crowd of 1,237 fans  at Blackbaud Stadium as part of the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic on Friday evening. At the onset, the Cougars (0-1-0) surged forward and created the first scoring chances in the opening minutes, but as the first half took its shape the Gauchos proved the more offensive team. UCSB registered a pair of goals within 12 minutes of each other in the first half, both of which were initiated by the first-class boot of Preseason All-American and […]

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

NASL Match Preview: Carolina RailHawks Host Atlanta Silverbacks

RailHawks Host Silverbacks in NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3   CARY, NC August 29, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-0T-5L, 9pts) return to NASL action on Saturday August 30th to take on southern rival, Atlanta Silverbacks (2W-2T-3L, 8pts) at WakeMed Soccer Park. Saturday’s match-up is schedule to kick-off at 7:30pm and will be featured as the NASL Match of the Week on ESPN3. The RailHawks currently sit in fourth place in the NASL Combined Standings after winning three of their last five games. The top four teams qualify to the Championship (the league’s four-team post-season tournament). The RailHawks most recent victory was this past weekend in Florida when they defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0. Since the inception […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Playoffs in sight, Wilmington edges up in rankings WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final four playoff positions, the Hammerheads recently moved into seventh place after claiming a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night. TICKETS: Wilmington Hammerheads FC (USL PRO) This will be the second time Wilmington and Sacramento meet on the pitch in just over a week after Republic FC hosted the Hammerheads and took a 2-0 victory on the West Coast in front of sold-out crowd at Bonney Field. Thomas Stewart opened the scoring in the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC clinched a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night at Legion Stadium. The recent victory pushes Wilmington into seventh place in the league rankings as they continue to compete for one of the remaining playoff positions. The Hammerheads entered Thursday’s contest following a string of matches on the West Coast that brought home their first victory since mid-July. Wilmington put the pressure on Orlando within minutes after Philadelphia Union loanee Corben Bone put the ball in the net past goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo in the 3rd minute. Orlando responded with several opportunities as they tried to balance the attempts taken on goal by Wilmington, but none found the […]

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

College of Charleston Cougars Men’s Soccer Ignites Historic Campaign

  Friday, August 29 Stats   Video 5 p.m. Furman vs. Seattle www.CofCStats.com  n/a 7:30 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at CofC www.CofCStats.com Charleston Network Sunday, August 31 12 p.m. Furman vs UC Santa Barbara www.CofCStats.com  n/a 2:30 p.m. Seattle at CofC www.CofCStats.com Charleston Network   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s soccer team is set to begin its 40th season of competitive soccer with the Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic which will draw CofC, No. 18 UC Santa Barbara, Seattle and Furman to Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island for a fully-slated Labor Day weekend. CofC Men’s Soccer Weekend Preview OPENING THOUGHTS… Head Coach Ralph Lundy: “Santa Barbara year in and year out are in the top […]