Following an explosive first half, the Charleston Battery scored the only two goals of the second half to defeat host Loudoun United FC 5-3 in a USL Championship match July 27 at Segra Field in Leesburg.
Loudoun United erased deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in the first half. Ted Ku-DiPietro and Kairou Amoustapha each netted their second goals of the season. An own goal in the 45th minute allowed Loudoun to tie the match at 3-3.
DZ Harmon scored the decisive goal in the 56th minute and Zeiko Lewis converted a penalty kick in the 90th minute to seal Charleston's 5-3 win. Claudio Repetto scored a pair of first-half goals for the Battery.
Harmon -- who also dished an assist and drew the penalty leading to Lewis' goal -- was selected as the USLChampionship.com Man of the Match.
Charleston (6-4-3, 21 points) won its third consecutive match. Loudoun (2-12, 6 points) slipped to 1-7 in home matches this season.
Loudoun returns to action July 31 at home against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Ticket information at loudoununitedfc.com/tickets.
CHS – Claudio Repetto 4’
CHS – Stavros Zarokostas (Nicque Daley) 9’
LDN – Ted Ku-DiPietro 22’
CHS – Claudio Repetto (DZ Harmon) 32’
LDN – Kairou Amoustapha (Nicky Downs) 41’
LDN – Patrick Hogan (Own Goal) 45’
CHS – DZ Harmon (Burke Fahling) 56’
CHS – Zeiko Lewis (Penalty Kick) 90’
Photos by Bill Vocke