Hounds shut out for third straight game, 2-0

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Mike Green reacts after kicking a ball out of bounds. — MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The lights went out not only on Highmark Stadium, but also the Riverhounds, in a 2-0 loss to Richmond late Thursday night. The Hounds couldn’t muster up much offense over a match that lasted 4 1/2 hours, including a 2 1/2-hour weather delay.

It was the third straight game in which the Hounds, now 2-10-4, couldn't find the back of the net, which hadn't happened since another three-game stretch April 26-May 17, 2014. It's now been seven halves of soccer since the Hounds last scored, dating back to June 25 when Corey Hertzog netted a goal in the 45th minute at Rochester.

"I thought it was a good game of soccer in the first half," Dave Brandt said in falling to 1-6-1 since taking over from Mark Steffens as head coach. "It was a bit of a chess match. It was a little slower."