Road trip continues in Reading

Barons look to win first-ever PDL game in Reading

The Ocean City Barons travel to Reading to face the Rage on Sunday with a three-game unbeaten streak which has carried them to second place in the division with nine points (2-1-3). Entering the weekend, the Rage (1-3-1) have struggled to find the back of the net (3 goals scored) and are sitting in last place with only four points from their first five matches. The Barons have never won in Reading since they joined the PDL back in 2003. Both of their previous matches finished in a draw.

Reading is a young team lead by the top four scorers from Penn State University's Big Ten championship winning team from last year. Simon Omekanda, Jason Yeisley, Jeff Chambers and former Ocean City Baron player Brian Devlin are on this year's roster. Those four players scored 19 of the Nittany Lions' 28 goals in the 2005 season.

The Rage have a tough task on Sunday when the Barons come to town, mainly because it will be their second home game in a row after they host the Brooklyn Knights on Saturday night. For the Barons, this will be their third of four straight matches on the road. So far, Ocean City is unbeaten during that run, with a 2-1 win at Westchester and a scoreless draw last Wednesday at Brooklyn.

Player/coach Neil Holloway will not be available for the match against Reading due to yellow card accumulation after he received his fifth caution of the year last Sunday against Westchester. It was incorrectly reported in a previous release that the one-game suspension would apply to the Brooklyn game. Holloway will only be available to coach the team, and will not be allowed to play.