MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 9, 2023) –San Diego Loyal SC allowed one goal in each half of their 2-0 loss in Battery at Charleston Saturday night at Patriots Point Soccer Stadium.
Tristan Trager found the net a few times for the home team in the USL Championship interconference matchup in South Carolina. SD Loyal traveled to the east coast of the country for its first visit to the Eastern Conference team. This is the first of three matches this month for SD Loyal and they started by allowing one goal at the end of the first half and another at the beginning of the second.
SD Loyal (12W-8L-7D, 43 points) continues its road streak against Louisville City on Saturday, September 16 and against Monterey Bay FC on September 20.
against Battery at Charleston (15W-7L-7D, 52 points) on Saturday, SD Loyal made two dangerous attacking plays in the first half, despite the fact that Battery at Charleston He pressed on and stood firm in defense. SD Loyal’s first shot came when Adrien Perez picked up a ball near the top of the box and sent a left-footed shot that was saved by goalkeeper Trey Muse in the 22nd minute.
Tumi Moshobane almost scored for the visitors with a left-footed shot near the left post after receiving a pass from Charlie Adams in the box.
It was Trager who changed the game when he scored on a chance late in the first half. This gave the host a 1-0 lead seconds into stoppage time. Trager sent a left-footed shot after recovering the ball that bounced behind Adrien Pérez, who was defending the game. The scoring play came after a cross from Pierre Reedy from right to left, which bounced off the back of Pérez towards Trager to send his shot past SD Loyal goalkeeper Koke Vegas.
Trager added to the lead two minutes into the second half. The forward capitalized on a quick cross from Derek Dodson and sent a first-time shot in with his right foot from just outside the six-yard box for his second goal of the night and a 2-0 lead. more for Battery at Charleston. SD Loyal made some changes trying to get back, but the Eastern Conference club kept their defensive order and preserved the Victoria.
SD Loyal returns home after its three-game road trip to host the Las Vegas Lights on Sunday, September 24 (3 pm). Tickets for that game are on sale at sdloyal.com/tickets.
SUMMARY OF ANNOTATIONS
CHS – Tristan Trager, 45+1′: Trager sent a no feet to beat Koke Vegas after receiving a ball that flourished behind Adrien Perez from Pierre Reedy’s cross.
CHS 1, SD 0
CHS – Tristan Trager (Derek Dodson), 47´: Trager noticed again but a Derek Dodson cross to extend the home team’s lead. CHS 2, SD 0
-SAN DIEGO LOYAL SC MATCH REPORT-
Match: San Diego Loyal SC vs Battery at Charleston
Date: September 9, 2023
Competition: USL Championship
Venue: Patriots Point Soccer Stadium; Mount Pleasant, SC
Start: 4:30 pm PT
Weather: 79 degrees Fahrenheit, clear
Battery at Charleston
San Diego Loyal SC
CHS – Tristan Trager
CHS – Tristan Trager (Derek Dodson)
Battery at Charleston: 25-Trey Muse; 14-Derek Dodson, 5-Leland Archer (Capt.), 23-Juan Palma, 19-Robbie Crawford; 12-Arturo Rodriguez (2-Pierre Reedy, 37), 7-Andrew Booth, 8-Emilio Ycaza (3-AJ Cochran, 87); 13-Nick Markanich (20-AJ Paterson, 87), 69-Roberto Avila (17-Aidan Apodaca, 87), 21-Tristan Trager (15-Joe Schmidt, 68)
Substitutes not used: 18-Charlie Dennis, 24-Daniel Kuzemka
Technical Director: Ben Pirmann
San Diego Loyal SC: 1-Coke Vegas; 3-Elijah Martin (23-Michael Chilaka, 45), 5-Grant Stoneman, 4-Carlos Guzman; 14-Adrien Perez, 10-Alexander Guido (2-Morgan Hackworth, 75), 17-Collin Martin (15-Joe Corona, 60), 6-Charlie Adams (Capt.), 7-Blake Bodily (8-Ronaldo Damus) 60); 9-Evan Conway, 11-Tumi Moshobane (50-Xavi Gnaulati, 75)
Substitutes not used: 13-Camden Riley, 60-Duran Ferree
Technical Director: Nate Miller
Shot on target
Out of place
SD – Nate Miller (Warning)
CHS – Emilio Ycaza (Warning)
CHS – Ben Pirmann (Warning)
SD – Grant Stoneman (Warning)
CHS – Derek Dodson (Warning)
SD – Ronaldo Damus (Amonestación)
SD – Carlos Guzman (Warning)
Palomar Health Player of the Match: Alejandro Guido