Corey Hertzog, Riverhounds beat St. Louis, 2-1

Posted on Aug 20 2017 - 9:18pm by Rachael McKriger
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Corey Hertzog bagged a brace on Saturday night, giving the Pittsburgh Riverhounds a much-needed win against St. Louis FC.

Hertzog now has nine goals to his name this season, after his tallies in the 47′ and 73′ minutes. The first goal was unassisted, while the second was on a penalty kick, which shot right past St. Louis goalkeeper Adam Grinwis.

Grinwis made six saves for the entire night, stopping chances from Romeo Parkes, Hertzog and Chevaughn Walsh.

On the other side of the pitch, Trey Mitchell made two saves, denying Emmanuel Appiah and Milan Petosevic.

Mitchell did watch in the 44′ minute when Seth Rudolph’s shot went past him. St. Louis hit the scoreboard first, but couldn’t leave their home stadium – World Wide Technology Sporting Park – with three points.

Rudolph’s goal was assisted by Christian Volesky.

Meanwhile, plenty of yellow cards were handed out in the match by the referee. The Riverhounds totaled five yellow cards, while St. Louis only accumulated three yellow cards.

The recipients for the Riverhounds included Tobi Adewole, Victor Souto, Mitchell, Jamal Jack and Hertzog. As for the home side, yellow cards went to Volesky, Grinwis and Tony Walls.

The Riverhounds are currently unbeaten in the month of August. They drew with the Richmond Kickers at home on Aug. 5, and won the Keystone Derby last weekend against the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Their next test will be at Highmark Stadium on Saturday against the Bethlehem Steel FC. The two teams have already met up this season, with a 1-1 draw being the outcome.

Saturday’s match is slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff time.

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