LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- For the second straight game, Louisville City FC trailed 1-0 at halftime, dominated the second half, but unlike last week's win at Pittsburgh, LouCity managed an equalizer but not a game-winner as they settled for a 1-1 tie against Harrisburg City.
In the first of two straight games at Louisville Slugger Field, the home team fell behind on a blast from the Islanders Jose Barril in the 20th minute.
It stayed that way until the 56th minute when a Cameron Lancaster free kick rocketed off the crossbar, then off the back of the right foot of keeper Keasel Broome off the post. Midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo pounced on it for his first goal for the club, one that came in front of a group of family members visiting from Denver.
"It felt good," said DelPiccolo, a midfielder out of the University of Louisville who also has five assists on the season. "Cam just had a great shot, and it fell right to me. I tapped it in -- not exactly a wonder goal, but it was good to finally score."
"The second half, I thought we completely dominated the game but just needed to take our chances," said head coach James O'Connor. "So, it was sort of Jekyll and Hyde, really. First half, a bit disappointed. Second half, really pleased. I thought we played some great football and, if I'm being honest, created enough chances to win the game, which is disappointing. But it happens. For us, I think there's still a lot of games -- still lots of points to play for -- so this is one where you sit down, analyze it and go through it."
LouCity had 10 corners to one for the visitors and outshot the Islanders 18-7. Louisville City hosts the Rochester Rhinos Saturday at 7:30 pm at Louisville Slugger Field.
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