::Carolina Railhawks Lose To Eagles 3-1
From Staff And Wire Reports
Thursday, April 5, 2007
CARY - The Carolina RailHawks soccer team played their third and final pre-season exhibition game against the Charlotte Eagles at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary on Wednesday night in front of a crowd of 550 fans.
The RailHawks lost to the visiting United Soccer League division 2 Eagles by a score of 3-1.
The Charlotte Eagles scored first with Herrera hitting in a goal in the 41st minute of play.
Carolina Railhawks' Connally Edozien scored a goal in the 57th minute. Edozien has played internationally in the French first division mainstays Bastia and on German side FV Dresden Nord. The 6'0" attacker also played for Nigeria's youth national squads.
After the half, Coggins of Charlotte scored in succession in the 77th minute and the 92nd minute to seal the victory for the Eagles.
Only one red card was issued and the penalty was issued to Mupfudze in the 43rd minute of the game.
The RailHawks will get a little rest before they travel to Virginia to face the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, April 7th at 7:00pm in Richmond.
"The RailHawks have quickly assembled a very competitive and experienced team including many former Kickers players," said Richmond Kickers Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw.
"The team will no doubt be competing for the USL1 Championship this year," Cowlishaw said. "As the USL 2 Champions we look forward to representing our league against such strong opposition this early in the season."
The Carolina RailHawks are a United Soccer League expansion team that will enter the USL First Division in April 2007.
Head coach Scott Schweitzer, the 1992 ACC Soccer Player of the Year at NC State University, will lead the inaugural squad.
The team will play 14 regular season home games and four additional home playoff and exhibition games each year, with all home games played at SAS Soccer Park in Cary.
The first regular season game will be played against the Minnesota Thunder on April 21st at 7:30pm.
"We're happy to announce the schedule for our first season, and we're excited that there is so much great soccer planned for this year," said Chris Economides, President and General Manager of the RailHawks. "The thing that we're the most ecstatic about is that the vast majority of our home games are on Friday or Saturday nights. This makes it easy for our fans to come and see the RailHawks play throughout the season."
For a complete schedule of the this year's matches, click here. ::