Riverhounds down Ottawa for third-straight win

Riverhounds down Ottawa for third-straight win

May 13, 2017 | By Rachael McKriger

The cities of Pittsburgh and Ottawa have a lot in common this week.

While the Pittsburgh Penguins gear up to face the Ottawa Senators in the NHL Playoffs in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds took a trip up north to face the Ottawa Fury FC for another USL match.

Mark it down as three straight wins for the Riverhounds. The Riverhounds defeated the Fury 1-0, with the lone tally being scored by Corey Hertzog in the 52’ minute. Hertzog’s goal was assisted by defender Ritchie Duffie.

Key highlights from the match included Trey Mitchell earning his third-straight shutout, and consecutive start. Mitchell made two save to preserve yet another clean sheet for the Riverhounds.

Also, making his Riverhounds re-debut was Romeo Parkes. Parkes was a signing that had plenty of fans talking this past week. Parkes entered the match for Duffie in the 62’ minute, totaling 28 minutes of action. Parkes created a chance, and took a shot, while adding 16 touches and seven passes.

Also coming on as substitutes were Kay Banjo for Hertzog in the 90’ minute and Michael Green for Stephan Okai in the 68’ minute. Keasel Broome, Gale Agbossoumonde, Ben Fitzpatrick and Abuchi Obinwa did not see any time on the pitch.

Taylor Washington received the Riverhounds lone yellow card of the match in the 39’ minute. The Fury had two yellow cards shown late in the match to Lance Rozeboom in the 88’ minute and Sergio Manesio in the 90’ minute.

Currently, the Riverhounds sit in the third slot in the USL’s Eastern Conference with 14 points. Ahead of the Riverhounds are the Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies.

The Riverhounds will travel to face Chicago FC United on Wednesday for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match begins at 8 p.m. ET. On Saturday, the Riverhounds will host Louisville City FC, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available for the match, which is also Military Appreciation Night.


Mike Sparks

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