Battery Draws Bulls

The ever-going cadre of Battery fans was in fine form Saturday at Blackbaud Stadium for the fourth game of the 2015 regular season. The Red Bulls II came down from New York to battle a team on a hot streak at 3-0 and hoping to match the 4-0 opening to 2003. The Battery held the lead at 1-0 until the 68th minute, when N.Y. scored an equalizer that, despite several opportunities, the Battery men couldn’t answer. Missed moments were the story of the match, with multiple almost-in balls, including two off the post. Battery keeper Odisnel Cooper was in spectacular form, saving the 1-1 tie.

Fan Fare

This week’s giant cardboard cut-outs included Battery Club President Andrew Bell and players Shawn Ferguson and Austin Savage …  The traditional march into the stadium picked up additional participants along with the usual suspects: pirates, members of Queen Anne’s Revenge and The Regiment and Charleston La Barra, who kept the beat from start to finish, including an impromptu percussion session after the game under the West Stands … The E1 section sang happy birthday to Maikel Chang who celebrated his 22nd on Saturday … The Westies started a few of their own chants loud enough to heard from the east, CHSSoccer wonders if there could be a Shout Off between the west and east stands in the future … Next up: The Battery travel to Wilmington, NC, to meet the Hammerheads, then hop over to Virginia to face the Richmond Kickers.  Next home game is May 9 against the Pittshburgh Riverhounds. 

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