Riverhounds fall to Orlando City B at home

Posted on Jun 4 2017 - 11:05pm by Rachael McKriger
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds had another long week before match day.

The club last featured on May 24 against the Harrisburg City Islanders, and endured a waiting game before hosting Orlando City B at Highmark Stadium.

The Riverhounds were sitting pretty in the USL’s Eastern Conference until Saturday night. Orlando City B swiped three points from the home side, with a 1-2 victory.

“We’re better than that,” said head coach Dave Brandt. “We had that game – we got out to a good lead.”

The Riverhounds did find the back of the net first, with Corey Hertzog scoring in the 30′ minute.

However, Orlando City B leveled the match with Hadji Barry firing a shot past Trey Mitchell in the 42′ minute. Orlando City B found the game-winning goal in the 53′ minute from Zach Ellis-Hayden. The goal was assisted by Barry.

Meanwhile, the Riverhounds had plenty of chances, but couldn’t convert.

“We certainly had some good looks,” Brandt said. “Corey scored a good goal. I think he’s rushing some other opportunities. The thing is he can hit those, he can score, so it’s not falling for us right now.”

“We created the chances to get back into the game, we just need to finish those,” Hertzog said. “If we create those chances and make them, it’s 3-2, 4-2. It’s up to us, but we have to finish those chances.”

In the misconduct category, the Riverhounds had two yellow cards issued to Hertzog (73’) and defender Taylor Washington (79’). As for Orlando City B, one yellow card was issued to Ellis-Hayden in the 37’ minute.

The Riverhounds will head up north to face Toronto FC II on Saturday, with a kickoff time of 7:30 p.m. The Riverhounds currently sit at the No. 9 position in the USL’s Eastern Conference.

Photo of Corey Hertzog courtesy of Rachael McKriger.

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