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ITB Awards 2017 - Best Goal

By Riverhounds Staff, 10/24/17, 12:15PM EDT

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Looking back at 2017, Inside The Box conducts its first-ever best-of season recap series. In the second installment of this five-part feature, we reflect on the Riverhounds’ best goals. Which goal was your favorite? Cast your vote below.

Corey Hertzog: March 25 vs. New York Red Bulls II

Finding himself along the end line by the New York goal, Corey Hertzog went to work. The forward hit the ball up past one defender, tapped it around the goalkeeper and shot it past one more opponent into the back of the goal. The tally was the first goal on the season for Hertzog and the Hounds.

Victor Souto: May 3 vs. Toronto FC II

It was a moment worthy of the No. 2 spot on Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays. Victor Souto found himself alone on the pitch about 30 yards away from the net. The rookie then let loose a powerful shot that sailed past Toronto FC II defenders and goalkeeper into the top-right corner of the goal.

Chevaughn Walsh: Aug. 12 at Harrisburg City Islanders

Not giving up on the play, Chevaughn Walsh sprinted toward the Harrisburg goalkeeper, as he tried to collect and pick up the ball. The striker knocked the sphere from his reach and sent a left-footed shot into the bottom-right corner of the net. The tally aided the Hounds as they went on to win the match and the Keystone Derby Cup, presented by K&L Gates and the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Corey Hertzog: Aug. 19 at Saint Louis FC

From about 25 yards out, Hertzog lined up to take a free kick. He elected to shoot, and the ball glided over the defensive wall and the outstretched hand of the Saint Louis goalkeeper. The tally served as a second-half equalizer in Pittsburgh’s 2-1 victory.

Kevin Kerr: Aug. 26 vs. Bethlehem Steel FC

Rallying from a 2-0 deficit, Bethlehem tied the game at 2-2 in the 71st minute. But just four minutes later, Kevin Kerr notched the game-winning tally. Seeing a loose ball along the Steel FC goalmouth, the captain sprinted at the net and sent the ball into the twine.

Corey Hertzog: Sept. 2 at FC Cincinnati

The nil-nil score did not last for long, as Hertzog broke the ice in the third minute. The Penn State product fended off a defender before turning and launching a left-footed shot past the diving goalkeeper in front of a hostile road crowd totaling more than 22,000 fans.

Stay tuned for the third installment of Inside The Box’s best-of 2017 series on Wednesday, as we take a look at the best kits of this season.