After losing 4-2 to the Toronto Lynx on Friday night, the Atlanta Silverbacks traveled to Rochester, NY to take on the Rochester Raging Rhinos at Paetec Park. Despite valient efforts, the Silverbacks fell 1-0 in stoppage time. Saturday’s match was the first meeting between the Silverbacks and the Rhinos, the teams will meet again for Atlanta’s last home match of the season on September 2 at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium.
The entire game went back and forth, with both sides having numerous chances and several shots go off the posts. Jason McLaughlin had a great chance on a breakaway in the first half and Alex Pineda-Chacon had a shot go off the post in the second half. The two teams remained even until the final minutes of the second half. Rochester had a free kick during injury time and midfielder Greg Howes finished the goal and handed the Silverbacks the loss.
“I’m disappointed with the result but I was very pleased with our performance. I feel like everyone on the team contributed and we bounced back well from our poor performance last night,” commented head coach Jason Smith.
The Silverbacks will return home to face the Puerto Rico Islanders next Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 pm. The first 500 fans will receive the third set of 2006 Silverbacks player cards. For ticket information call 1-866-GO-BACKS or visit www.atlantasilverbacks.com.
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