[NASL: Playoffs] Ty Shipalane scored twice to lead the RailHawks to a 3-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the
Amir Lowery, one of six Carolina starters who have played in MLS, added the third goal for the RailHawks, last year's
regular-season champions who were upset in the semifinals by eventual champion Minnesota.
“Today we played a very good game,” said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke. “The team definitely played playoff soccer tonight and we got the result we needed.”
Sept. 29 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina 3 Ft. Lauderdale 1. Goals: Lowery (Garey) 34, Shipalane (Zimmerman) 52, Shipalane (Shriver) 67; Thompson (Laing) 61.
Carolina -- Burse, Low, Kalungi, Stockley, Graye, Franks, Lowery, Zimmerman (da Luz, 75), Garey (Luzunaris, 90), Shipalane (Elenio, 84), Shriver.
Ft. Lauderdale -- Glaeser, Stahl, Blake (Hassan, 79), Laing, Gordon, Pecka, Shanosky (King 71), Tetteh, Ramos, Herron (Thompson, 19), Anderson.