Category: Riverhounds

Recap: Numb

Bethlehem

Well crap. After a week of hype and more confidence than we’ve ever had everything has come crashing down. The Hounds have been knocked out of the playoffs on penalties by Bethlehem. It’s an incredibly rough ending to a a amazing season, but such is the nature of the beast.

After the final whistle I didn’t find myself angry like a loss sometimes makes me feel. Instead I was mostly just numb, and not just because of the weather. Nobody wanted this to go to penalty kicks. The Hounds have been abysmal at them all season along with set pieces in general. It seemed like we would avoid it with Roberts extra time goal, but it wasn’t to be. The ghost of losing leads doesn’t stop at 90 minutes. When the clock hit 120 I braced myself for the worse, and once Lee…



Saturday Activities

party-time

Obviously you’re coming to the playoff game on Saturday, but maybe you’re wondering what’s going on with the Steel Army, tailgating, and things of that nature. We got you covered. Welcome to the informational hub for all things Steel Army this coming Saturday.

Tailgate

Start time: 1 pm
Where: Our usual area in the west lot

We’ll be kicking off our tailgate early for those who want to spend the afternoon in good company. We’ll have our usual grill fare and extra snacks are welcome. If you bring food be OK with it getting tossed at the end. We don’t save anything and won’t have time to hunt people down to return their Tupperware.

We’ll have a 1/4 keg of something to share in our merriment. DO NOT rely on this for drinks. Once it’s gone it’s gone and with the expected crowd I…



PLAYOFFS BABY!

hype-train

The Hounds lost last night in a frustrating fashion. The game was such a mixed bag that ultimately didn’t really matter anyways since we were already locked into 3rd. After mulling it over all night I’m just going to saw screw it and focus on this coming weekend. IT’S PLAYOFF TIME! We’re back in the playoffs after a two year “break” and have our first home game in 14 years to boot. Let’s get this hype train rolling!

The one good thing about the loss is it’s given us probably the best match up for the first round of the playoffs. The trash from across the state are coming to town again. We’ve had Bethlehem’s number all season. There’s no reason to think we won’t again. We’ll have a full match preview up later in the week.

Our job right now is to…



GAME 32 RECAP: Battle Chess

Riverhounds-Cincinnati

In the third and final matchup of the regular season the Hounds and Cincy played a chess match to a perfect stalemate on Saturday. Fresh off of securing a home playoff game the Hounds were looking to keep the momentum going, and I suppose they did with a draw even if it wasn’t the most satisfying. Lilley came out with an attack heavy starting line up showing that he wants to keep the pedal to the floor going into the post season. For much of the match it seemed to work. The Hounds controlled the game well and kept Cincy in check. The attack looked dangerous and tallied a whopping 18 shots over the course of the game. But almost as expected at this point the finishing left something to be desired. Only 4 of the 18 shots were on target and…