The Charleston Battery defeated the Los Angeles Blues by a score of one goal to none on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 4,344 fans. Captain Colin Falvey scored early in the match to lift the Battery to a victory.
"Our defense did well, you can see the guys weren't as sharp as we have been because of that nine day lay off," said Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser "but we will take the three points."
The deciding goal came in the 14th minute when the Charleston Battery was awarded a free kick 40 yards out. Jose Cuevas bent the ball onto the top of the box to find captain defender, Colin Falvey who fired a header in the upper right corner of the net past Blues goalkeeper, Amir Abedzadeh.
As the game wore on each team had some chances but Falvey's lone goal and strong Battery defense proved to be the difference.
Battery goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra was credited with three saves en route to his shut-out.
With the win the Charleston Battery (5-2-0) stay in the number three spot in USL PRO standings with 15 points.
The Charleston Battery's next game is on Tuesday evening when they host Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Blackbaud Stadium; gates open at 6:00 PM with kick off set for 7:30 PM
The Battery returns to USL PRO action with a three game road swing starting Thursday, May 31st at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Scoring Summary Goal (Assist) Minute
Charleston Battery Falvey (Cuevas) 14
Charleston Battery: Andrew Dykstra, John Wilson, Colin Falvey, Kyle Hoffer, Taylor Mueller, Tony Donatelli, Amadou Sanyang, Navion Boyd (Richter), Nicki Paterson, Jose Cuevas, Salieu Bundu
SHOTS: 11; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 10; CORNER KICKS: 1; OFFSIDES: 3; PENALTY KICKS: (NONE); CAUTIONS: Hoffer, Falvey; EJECTIONS: NONE
LA Blues: Abedzadeh, Garcia, Sunhyung (Spitz), Jatta (Miller), Burke, Sesay (Cheunyoung), Russell, Garcia (Davis), Borja, Galindo (Bushiri), Dike
SHOTS: 8; SAVES: 2; FOULS: 16; CORNER KICKS: 5; OFFSIDES: 0; PENALTY KICKS: (NONE); CAUTIONS: Russell, Jatta, Cheunyoung, Miller, Spitz; EJECTIONS: NONE