Erie Commodores FC vs. Rochester River Dogz

MAY 9 | 7 p.m. ET | Gannon University Field; Erie, Pa.


Erie Commodores (NPSL) 1, Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) 1 (5-4 PKs)
In a matchup of two U.S. Open Cup debutants, the Erie Commodores emerged with a penalty kick victory against Rochester River Dogz. Erie took the initial lead when Cameron Phillips struck in the 27th minute, but just before the stroke of half time, Austin Gerber got behind the Commodores defense and lifted his shot over the keeper to knot things at 1-1. The remainder of regulation and extra time played out in scoreless fashion so to PKs the teams went and it was Erie converting the majority of its chances to advance to a Second Round date with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.