Charleston Battery to play Wilmington Hammerheads in rematch of USL PRO final
Pre-season exhibition set for Saturday, March 23 – 6 PM
Charleston, SC March 18, 2013 - The Charleston Battery will play the Wilmington Hammerheads in a special pre-season exhibition match this Saturday, March 23 at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island. The game is a rematch of the 2012 USL PRO championship game that the Battery won 1-0 earning Charleston its fourth USL championship. Saturday’s game is presented by Piggly Wiggly; tickets start at just $7 with discounts available for groups of ten or more (843) 971-GOAL (4625) / www.charlestonbattery.com.
Micheal Azira scored the only goal in the 2012 USL PRO championship assisted by Jose Cuevas as the Battery defeated Wilmington in a closely contested game. The Battery had advanced to the championship match via a penalty-shootout win versus the Rochester Rhinos; Wilmington defeated the number one seeded Orlando City Lions in their semifinal.
Junior Jubilee with Jump Castles,
Saturday’s game will also feature a Charleston Battery Junior Jamboree on the stadium back-field with Charleston Jump Castles, Blackbeard’s Cove Putt-Putt, mini-soccer games, face-painting and more. In addition to the fun on the back field there will also be a children’s Easter Egg hunt on the stadium field at half time plus a special Mascot Soccer game with some of your favorite area mascots!
Gates open at 5 PM on Saturday with kick off set for 6 PM; to purchase tickets or for more information please call (843) 971-GOAL (4625) or visit www.charlestonbattery.com.
Pre-season continues as Battery takes on College of Charleston
The Charleston Battery pre-season continues on Tuesday afternoon with a 2:30 PM scrimmage versus the College of Charleston at Patriots Point, Mt Pleasant.
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 W 2-1 Cuevas (2)
Mar 14 (a) Carolina Railhawks W 2-1 Griffith, Azira
Mar 19 (a) College of Charleston, 2:30pm
Mar 23 (h) Wilmington Hammerheads, 6pm
March 26 (a) Coastal Carolina, TBD
Mar 30 (h) Carolina RailHawks, TBD.