Wilmington Hammerheads News Release -- www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com
Friday, April 27, 2012
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington Hammerheads are still seeking for their first win of the season this Saturday night as they face off against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Legion Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on USLNation.com for those unable to get to the stadium.
The Hammerheads were unable to find the back of the net in last Saturday’s game against the Harrisburg City Islanders, but picked up their first point of the season after the game ended in a 0-0 draw. A 30-minute delay postponed kickoff until 8 p.m. due to fast-paced, inclement weather and made for difficult playing conditions throughout the game.
Hammerhead players Andriy Budnyy, Bryce Taylor, Daniel Roberts and Dylan Riley are all looking to find the back of the net against Pittsburgh on Saturday night after their shot attempts on goal last week.
The Riverhounds are currently ahead of the Hammerheads in the current USL PRO standings, holding fourth position after taking a pair of victories in their first three games. With the beginning of the 2012 season underway, the Hammerheads have plenty of time to jump back from their slow start and be a force to be reckoned with following their second-place regular season finish in 2011.
“Pittsburgh is off to a good start this season after playing Antigua and Dayton,” said David Irving, Head Coach of the Wilmington Hammerheads. “We need to rack up three points in the league standings and this home game needs to be a win for us to achieve that.”
With three home games back-to-back in less than two weeks, the Hammerheads have a long stretch ahead of them before they travel to Los Angeles next weekend.
The Wilmington Hammerheads will take on Antigua Barracuda FC on Wednesday, May 2 at Legion Stadium, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. The theme for game night is “Cinco de Mayo Night,” sponsored by the StarNews. Come out and join other Hammerheads fans over food, drinks, and soccer.
For more information about the Wilmington Hammerheads and to purchase tickets, please visit www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com or call our offices at (910) 777-2111.