Monday, May 7, 2012

Battery Knock Off Antigua

Four goals from four players, limiting the opposing team to only four shots with goalkeeper, Andrew Dykstra not having to make any saves is a pretty good night.

That what the Charleston Battery did to Antigua Barracuda in front of more than 3100 Friday night.

Four nicely taken goals from Jose Cuevas (45), Nicki Patterson (74), Sallieu Bundu (80) and Dane Kelly (90) showed a potent Battery offense.   Five matches into the season, the Battery have scored 11 goals from seven different players.  Cuevas and Paterson both have three goals and two assist.  A look at the USL stats page shows, Cuevas and Paterson in second in goals scored on the season and tied for first in points (combination of goals and assists) in the league.

Antigua has had a potent offense with the leagues top scorer, Stefan Smith notching four goals.  But the Battery defense of Taylor Mueller, Colin Falvey, Kyle Hoeffer and Johnny Wilson did a great job of limiting Antigua to only four shots.  Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra wasn't forced to make a save all night.

For those that haven't seen the match, you can watch a replay of it at Uslnation.com.  Great to hear Andrew Bell call the match and for this match, he had injured goalkeeper, Kevin Klasila doing a great job doing color commentary.  If you haven't listen after watching the matches, Andrew gives a lot of great player info along with the occasional tidbit on what future events the squad and club are up to.

Next up, the Battery take on the undefeated Rochester Rhinos.  The match will be at Blackbaud on Saturday May 12.  It will also be "pink" night and the Battery will wear a special pink jersey to raise money for cancer research.

The Rhinos will be a tough test.  Offensively they haven't been as potent as the Battery but defensively they yet to give up a goal.  Also former Battery defender, Mike Zaher moved up to Rochester in the offseason.

Look for a new feature this week on No Quarter.  For those that can't attend every match, we will be bringing you the "where are they now" and "player profile" features from the game day program.  This week we will bring you current player Ryan Richter and former Battery player Patrick Olelare

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