May 8, 2013 - United Soccer League (USL) - Charleston Battery
Charleston, SC. The Charleston Battery (4-1-0) takes on the Wilmington Hammerheads (1-3-0) Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium; kick off is set for 7:30 PM ($10 - $18, www.charlestonbattery.com / (843) 971-4625). Saturday's game is presented by McLaughlin Smoak and Clarke Benefits. The Battery enters the game on the back of a four match winning streak including two victories on the road last week in Harrisburg and Dayton.
Midfielder Nicki Paterson scored both game-winning goals in Harrisburg and Dayton converting a penalty-kick in each game to lift the Battery into a tie for third place in the USL PRO standings.
Saturday's game against Wilmington is a re-match of the 2012 USL PRO Championship game that saw the Battery claim its fourth USL Championship. The Battery defeated Wilmington 1-0 in that match with the lone goal scored by midfielder Mike Azira.
The Wilmington Hammerheads have lost three consecutive games after starting the season with a 2-0 win versus Antigua Barracuda FC. Wilmington's last match was a 2-0 home loss to the Richmond Kickers in a game played last Friday night.
Kick for a Cure presented by McLaughlin Smoak and Clarke Benefits
The Charleston Battery is teaming up with Dragon Boat Charleston and the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ© at this Saturday's game for the third annual Kick for a Cure night presented by McLaughlin Smoak and Clarke Benefits.
A Battery Pink Ticket that includes one East Box Seat and a Pink Tote Bag for this Saturday's match is on sale now for only $11! $3 from each Battery Pink Pack will be donated directly to the Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureÃ© and Dragon Boat Charleston.
Battery Pink Tickets can be purchased online at www.charlestonbattery.com by entering the special promo code: PINK or by calling the Battery Box Office at (843) 971-GOAL (4625).
The Charleston Battery players will be wearing special custom pink Nike jerseys during the match that will be auctioned off through a silent auction during the game with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the charities.
Blackbaud Stadium will feature a variety of fun Pink additions and decorations during this special match including donating 20% of Pink Specials (Pink lemonade, Pink Cosmos, and Strawberry Daiquiris) sold in the concession stands and Three Lions Club.
To order tickets visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call 843-971-4625.
Charleston Battery to enter Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in second round
The Charleston Battery will take on the winner of the Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) vs Sacramento Gold (NPSL) first round fixture in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Portland faces Sacramento at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, OR on Tuesday, May 14. If Sacramento advances the Battery will host the second round match at Blackbaud Stadium on Tuesday, May 21 (7:30 PM) if Portland advances the Battery will travel to Portland, OR for the game.
The 100th edition of the U.S. Open Cup features 68 teams - an increase from the 64 that competed last year, marking the largest field in the modern era (1995-present). For up to date information about this years tournament please visit: www.ussoccer.com.