MATCH RECAP: Islanders Beat Nor’Easters After Seven Rounds of PKs

Islanders Win in a Shootout and Advance to Round Three of Open Cup Play

Harrisburg, PA (May 17, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders took a win over the Ocean City Nor’Easters in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after seven rounds of PKs.

The first 90 minutes of the match saw no goals scored, but both teams managed to pick up a yellow card apiece by the close of those minutes.

A scoreless game meant 30 minutes of extra time. Harrisburg fought to find the back of Ocean City’s net with shots taken by players like Cardel Benbow and Aaron Wheeler, but were unsuccessful in taking the lead for the Islanders.

Former Nor’Easter Shawn McLaws opened up scoring for the Islanders after Pedro Ribeiro shot one just missing his target in round one of penalty kicks. Wheeler, Danny DiPrima, Lee Nishanian, Jonny Mendoza, and Mouhamed Dabo followed McLaws, sending their shots past Ocean City’s goalie.

The Islanders will face Reading United AC (PDL), who outscored the New York Cosmos (NASL)  3-2 in the second round of Open Cup play. Reading will host Harrisburg on Wednesday, May 31. Location and broadcast details will be announced shortly.

Harrisburg returns to FNB Field this Saturday, May 20 for their first match-up against the Charleston Battery in 2017, where they will host Youth Soccer Night. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 PM and gates will open at 5:30 PM. Discounted tickets are still available for the match.

ABOUT THE HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS

The Harrisburg City Islanders are entering their 14th Season in Central Pennsylvania as a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League. The league represents the highest level of competition in the United States and Canada outside of Major League Soccer (MLS). In addition to the professional squad, the Harrisburg City Islanders Academy fields youth teams for boys and girls ages 9-23. The Harrisburg City Islanders Academy is dedicated to player development in Central, Pennsylvania. For more information about the Harrisburg City Islanders please visit www.cityislanders.com or call 717.441.GOAL (4625).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Madeline Williams
Harrisburg City Islanders
Communications and Marketing Manager

P:717.441.4625 C: 717.602.5369 E: madeline@cityislanders.com