Late Goals Lead Battery to 2-1 Win Over Greenville In US Open Cup

Late Goals Lead Battery to 2-1 Win Over Greenville In US Open Cup
GF Default - VIDEO: Battery edge Athletic, 2-1

GREENVILLE, SC - Ian Svantesson’s stoppage-time winner completed the forward’s brace and the Charleston Battery’s comeback victory over League One side Greenville Triumph SC to earn a spot in the Third Round at Legacy Early College.

Greenville started the contest on the front foot and forward Jake Keegan looked a constant threat to get behind the Battery defense in the game’s opening stages. Triumph SC made its early pressure count on the half-hour mark when Maxwell Hemmings rose highest in the six-yard box to head Aaron Walker’s corner kick past Battery goalkeeper Philip Breno and into the corner of the net to give the League One side the edge.

Charleston started to ramp up the pressure after going behind, but it looked as though Triumph SC was going to hold on until Svantesson took advantage of a bit of fortune in the box and steered a left-footed shot past Dallas Jaye with 11 minutes to play. The Battery forward, who was making his return from injury, then went on to grab the winner in the first minute of stoppage time as his tight-angle shot from the right side of the area found its way past Jaye to earn Charleston a Third Round date with Eastern Conference rival Nashville SC at the Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Wednesday, May 29.