The Battery gave way to the Orlando City U23s, ending Charleston’s run in this year’s U.S. Open Cup, but stay-’til-the-end fans witnessed Open Cup history: a record-setting 14-round shootout to settle a match that remained 2-2 after 30 minutes of overtime play. Battery keeper Eric Shannon had two saves in the penalty-kick battle, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Lions.
— Janet Edens Conover
TOP IMAGE: Battery goalkeeper Eric Shannon saved the first shot in the shootout, then saved another in Sudden Death to put the Battery a position to win. It would not be enough. Janet Edens Conover photos.