Published: Jul 30, 2012 02:15 PM
Modified: Jul 30, 2012 04:10 PM
The good vibes from going unbeaten in eight of the RailHawks last nine North American Soccer League games were all but gone at one point in their match in San Antonio on Saturday.
And there were still more than 30 minutes left in the contest.
The Carolina RailHawks were blasted in what was the worst loss in terms of goal differential in team history, an 8-0 defeat to the San Antonio Scorpions.
The league-leading Scorpions led 2-0 at halftime, and had some momentum after the RailHawks were forced to go a man down as defender Austen King was given a red card in the 32nd minute.
Carolina already was without defender Kupono Low, who was serving a one-game automatic suspension after receiving a red card in the previous game.
Then the onslaught of goals by the Scorpions began.
San Antonio scored in the 54th, 60th, 61st, 65th, 73rd and 81st minutes.
Former RailHawks forward Pablo Campos had four goals and an assist on the night.
Carolina dropped to sixth in the NASL standings
The RailHawks goal differential on the season also saw a drop, going from plus-3 to minus-5.
The previous worst loss in Carolina history had come in a 5-0 defeat to Minnesota in 2007.
The RailHawks are 6-6-6 on the season but 1-5-2 on the road.
Carolina has been outscored 19-5 in those road games.
Carolina will face the second-best team in the NASL, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, on Saturday.