25 October 0 comment(s)

Battalion Fall to East Bay FC At Home

With much anticipation, the East Bay FC Stompers traveled approximately 500 miles to visit fellow 2016 NPSL playoff contender this past weekend. This match, the fourth in a lineup of fall exhibitions, proved to be the toughest battle yet for the Battalion. Donning their white kits, NCB found themselves down two goals in the first half and were never able to recover. Despite their best efforts to change the course of the game, the final score was 2-5 in favor of the visiting Easy Bay FC Stompers. Battalion looked fresh in the opening minutes of the game, controlling possession and [...]
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18 October 0 comment(s)

Battalion Look To Get Back on Track

NC Battalion opened up the third match of their fall campaign back at Del Norte Stadium to face US Open Cup challenger Orange County FC on Sunday. After a tough loss in last week’s charity exhibition match to the San Diego Sockers, Battalion was looking to get back on track. The visiting OCFC, however, had other plans in mind. In the early minutes of the match, OCFC center forward Castro slipped past his markers and took a menacing shot on goalkeeper James Stroud. Stroud was up to the task and stretched a big left hand to save the shot. From [...]
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10 October 0 comment(s)

Battalion and Sockers Team Up For Charity

On an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, the San Diego Sockers took their play outdoors for some fresh air and a match against the Battalion's fall squad. North County Battalion, who kept a clean sheet last weekend at Del Norte Stadium, fell to the Sockers 1-3 in its second match of the fall development season. Defender Rory Sutherland scored his first goal for Battalion after joining the squad earlier this year. Normally, Rory is in the backfield protecting opposing teams from getting past the defense. When Battalion has a corner kick, the 6'2" San Diego native, is right there and ready [...]
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03 October 0 comment(s)

Fall Kicks Off With a Win

Under the warm amber glow of the October sun, NC Battalion kicked off their fall development season yesterday at Del Norte High School. When the men in black faced Temecula FC earlier this year in June, their dominance was evident winning decisively against a division rival. On Sunday, it was more of the same as they cruised to a 5-0 victory. "Yesterday's match was a great way to kick-off the fall season. We were able to see some of our new players make tremendous contributions, as well as our results," said Coach Sergio Palafox. Battalion went into halftime up 1-0 [...]
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17 July 0 comment(s)

Inaugural Season Comes to End In 2nd Round Playoff Loss

The trip from San Diego to Santa Rosa took a little over 10 hours including traffic. For parts of the game, the Battalion looked like the trip had taken its toll. A great inaugural season that included a second-place division finish and a 10 game unbeaten streak ended when the Battalion fell to the Sonoma County Sol 3-0. Sonoma’s defense played outstanding and kept the Battalion off the scoreboard all game long. On defense, the Battalion gave up some goals that they surely would like to have back. Those two things combined for a playoff exit for the boys from [...]
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10 July 0 comment(s)

Battalion Advance to Second Round with 5-3 Victory Over Riverside Coras

The North County Battalion found themselves in a familiar place. Down 2-1 at half in an important game they needed to regroup and mount a come back. The difference this time was that if they did not do what they had done time and time again and win, the season would come to an abrupt end. Once again the Battalion came through and outscored Coras 4-1 in the second half to pull out the 5-3 victory. Coras took an early lead in the eighth minute. After the Battalion were called for a foul, Edgar Llamas sent in a free kick [...]
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30 June 0 comment(s)

Battalion Battle for a Draw, Will Host Coras in Playoffs

The North County Battalion came back to earn a 1-1 draw against Riverside Coras. By virtue of the draw the Battalion remained in second place and will now host a home game against Coras in the first round of the playoffs. Neither team has beat the other during the regular season and each team will need to find a win in order to advance out of the first round. In its inaugural season, the Battalion ended with a record of 7-2-3. The first half was a back and forth game with many chances for both teams. North County controlled possession, [...]
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26 June 0 comment(s)

Batttalion Stay Hot and Pick Up 3 Points

The Battalion extended their point streak by going unbeaten in six straight league games (5-0-1) with a 2-0 victory over SoCal SC. They head into their final game four points clear of Deportivo Coras, who has a game in hand, for second place and a home playoff game. North County, sporting white jerseys for the first time this season, continued their offensive onslaught early in the game. They put the pressure on SoCal from the first minute of the game until the final whistle. The Battalion struck when Adam “Cheezi” Meltz made a run down the left side of the [...]
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23 June 0 comment(s)

Battalion Move into Second Place with Victory Over Corinthians

North County Battalion continued their five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) with a 9-1 victory over Corinthians USA. North County attacked relentlessly from start to finish and was rewarded with the victory. Even though the Battalion were the aggressors, they found themselves in an early hole when Sasha Peranteau sent a soft pass back to keeper James Stroud. Corinthians forward Edgar Lima picked off the pass and snuck the ball under Stroud’s legs in the third minute. North County got back in the game in the 25th minute with a goal by Eric Lopez. Lopez redirected a centering pass by Sergio Ortiz [...]
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20 June 0 comment(s)

Seven Goals Scored In Decisive Win At Temecula

With the summer season upon us, NC Battalion traveled north to Temecula on the first warm weekend in Southern California. Temperatures were approaching 100 degrees as the rematch between Temecula FC kicked off on Saturday evening. Battalion would finish with its best offensive performance and a final score of 7-2 over the Quails. The action started early in the 3rd minute with the men in black stringing together a series of passes and Asher Booth almost squeezing the ball by Temecula goalkeeper Salem Bortcosh. Battalion would have another close chance but Esteban Reyes headed the ball straight into Bortcosh's hands. [...]
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