Charleston Battery defeats Coastal Carolina
Charleston Battery defeats Coastal Carolina in pre-season scrimmage
Charleston, SC March 7, 2013 – The Charleston Battery defeated Coastal Carolina University by a score of two goals to one in a pre-season scrimmage Thursday evening at Blackbaud Stadium. 2012 USL PRO Rookie of the Year Jose Cuevas led the way scoring both Battery goals to take his pre-season tally to five.
Cuevas opened the scoring in the 10th minute after a flicked header from forward Heviel Cordoves. The ball squirmed past the Coastal goalkeeper and Cuevas tapped in from close range.
The Battery withstood a spell of pressure from Coastal after going ahead and cleared the ball of the line twice in a five minute span midway through the half.
Forward Dane Kelly almost doubled Charleston’s advantage just before half-time after running through onto a long pass. Kelly flicked a shot at goal but Coastal’s goalkeeper managed to palm the ball away.
Coastal equalized just before the hour mark but the Battery restored their lead within ten minutes. In the 65th minute Cuevas collected a through ball rounded the last defender and drilled the ball home from an acute angle.
The Charleston Battery continues its USL PRO preparations next Friday afternoon with a 2:30 PM match vs. the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Stadium in Cary, NC.
All remaining preseason home games are free to attend except for Saturday, March 23 versus Wilmington Hammerheads. Tickets for this rematch of the 2012 USL PRO Championship game are $7 for bleacher seats and $12 for club seats with group discounts available; to purchase tickets or for more information please visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call (843) 971-GOAL (4625).
Charleston Battery Pre-Season Schedule
Feb 16 (h) Vancouver Whitecaps L 2-3 Paterson, Kelly
Feb 20 (h) Chicago Fire L 1-2 Cuevas
Feb 23 (h) Houston Dynamo W 2-1 Kelly, Savage
Feb 28 (a) College of Charleston W 3-0 Griffith, Kelly (2)
Mar 2 (a) Clemson University W 5-0 Savage, Prince, Bardsley
van Schaik, Cuevas
Mar 5 (h) Georgia Southern W 4-1 Cordoves, Cuevas, Mueller, Bardsley
Mar 7 (h) Coastal Carolina, 6pm W 2-1 Cuevas (2)
Mar 15 (a) Carolina Railhawks, 2:30 pm
Mar 19 (h) College of Charleston, 2:30pm
Mar 23 (h) Wilmington Hammerheads, 6pm
Mar 26 (a) Coastal Carolina, TBD
Mar 30 (h) Carolina Railhawks, 2:00pm