Tag: Playoffs

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…



PLAYOFFS BABY!

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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 30 RECAP: KEYSTONE CHAMPS

Keystone-Cup-2018

An ugly game on a crap field, aka another night in Harrisburg. There is nothing worth taking away from this match other than…

KEYSTONE CUP CHAMPIONS!

OLD GUARD SHIELD CHAMPIONS!

PLAYOFF BOUND!

’nuff said.

#UNLEASH



Last night got out of hand

Weekday Hangover: The Final Stretch

Three games to go and the Hounds are still in playoff contention. If you would’ve told us that back in July we would have thought you were crazy, but here we are. They’ve won 7 of their last 11, and 5 straight at home. If it wasn’t for a couple stumbles here and there we would be in a much more comfortable position going into the final three games.

The nice part about the wins is for the most part they are solid victories. 2-0, 2-0, 5-2, 3-1, 3-1. These are not score lines of a team just squeaking by. It took a long time, but we’re finally seeing flashes of the team we expected to see from the beginning. Kudos to Niko for finding a formula for success is all the mess.

The bad side is when they’ve stumbled it’s been right off a cliff. A 0-2 loss to OKC…