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      Battery to play Wilmington Hammerheads Saturday

      Charleston Battery (Source: Battery)

      DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. (BATT) -- The Charleston Battery will play the Wilmington Hammerheads in a special pre-season exhibition match this Saturday, March 23 at Blackbaud Stadium, Daniel Island.{}

      The game is a rematch of the 2012 USL PRO championship game that the Battery won 1-0 earning Charleston its fourth USL championship.

      Micheal Azira scored the only goal in the 2012 USL PRO championship assisted by Jose Cuevas as the Battery defeated Wilmington in a closely contested game.{}

      The Battery had advanced to the championship match via a penalty-shootout win versus the Rochester Rhinos; Wilmington defeated the number one seeded Orlando City Lions in their semifinal.

      The Charleston Battery pre-season continues on Tuesday afternoon with a 2:30 PM scrimmage versus the College of Charleston at Patriots Point, Mt Pleasant.

      Charleston{}Battery Pre-Season ScheduleFeb 16 (h) Vancouver Whitecaps{}{}{}{}{}{}{}L 2-3 {} Paterson, KellyFeb 20 (h) Chicago Fire{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}L 1-2{}{} CuevasFeb 23 (h) Houston Dynamo{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}W 2-1{} Kelly, SavageFeb 28 (a) College of Charleston{}{}{}{}{}{}{}W 3-0{} Griffith, Kelly (2)Mar 2{}{} (a) Clemson University{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}W 5-0{} Savage, Prince, Bardsley, van Schaik, CuevasMar 5{}{} (h) Georgia Southern{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}W 4-1{} Cordoves, Cuevas, Mueller, BardsleyMar 7{}{} (h) Coastal Carolina{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}W 2-1{} Cuevas (2)Mar 14 (a) Carolina Railhawks{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}W 2-1 Griffith, AziraMar 19 (a) College of Charleston, 2:30pmMar 23 (h) Wilmington Hammerheads, 6pmMarch 26 (a) Coastal Carolina, TBDMar 30 (h) Carolina RailHawks, TBD.

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