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RailHawks travel to Tampa for NASL semifinal matchup

Posted October 12, 2012

— The Carolina RailHawks will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the second leg of the Semifinals Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg.

Despite dominating and outshooting the Rowdies in the first leg, the RailHawks lost 2-1 and are currently down a goal in the aggregate score. Aggregate score is determined by adding the goals of both legs with the winner advancing to the NASL Championship Series.

Saturday’s match is a must win for the RailHawks to keep their postseason alive. A win by 2 or more goals will punch the RailHawks ticket into the NASL Championship Series. A win by 1 goal would send the teams into overtime with two 15-minute periods. If the aggregate score continues to be tied at the end of the two overtime periods, the winner will be determined by a penalty shootout.

“We were disappointed after the result last Saturday, but we are confident we can get the resulted needed to continue into the playoffs,” said Head Coach Colin Clarke. “The training sessions this week have been very sharp and the fans can expect to see a team that is giving to give 100 percent the entire game.”

The match will be shown live on Saturday at 7:30 PM at www.CarolinaRailHawks.com/LIVE. Fans can also join the RailHawks at Mellow Mushroom in Cary for the RailHawks Watch Party.

LAST TIME OUT
The RailHawks lost to the Rowdies 2-1 despite outshooting them 17-9. Mike Ambersley and Daniel Antoniuk scored for the Rowdies. Brian Shriver had temporarily equalized the match by scoring a penalty kick.

SERIES HISTORY
The RailHawks and the Rowdies have tied all their matches during the NASL Regular Season. The first match between both teams was played in Tampa Bay on April 18th and the game ended 1-1. Brian Shriver scored the goal for the RailHawks before Tsuyoshi Yoshitake tied the game. On August 4th at WakeMed Soccer Park the RailHawks gave up a two-goal lead in the final minutes to draw 3-3. Nick Zimmerman scored twice and Jason Garey added the third goal. The RailHawks wrapped up the season with two matches back-to-back against the Rowdies, ending in 1-1 and 0-0 draws. With last Saturday’s loss the all-time record for the RailHawks against the Rowdies is 5W-4T-2L.

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Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
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OAK 0
TEX 3
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SEA 5
HOU 3
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PIT 2
CIN 5
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CLE 5
KAN 3
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WAS 5
ANA 4
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TOR 8
BAL 10
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DET 4
CWS 6
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TAM 4
MIN 6
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BOS 5
NYY 1
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NYM 3
STL 2
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MIL 5
SDP 2
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LOS 5
PHI 2
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CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
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