Chiles' Superhuman Night beats Tacoma Stars

by Ian Cook

SAN DIEGO (December 2, 2016) - San Diego Sockers came out firing on all cylinders against a strong Tacoma Stars team. The Sockers (5-2) scored three first quarter goals to shock the Stars early. Sockers Captain, Kraig Chiles led the way, scoring four of the Sockers five goals on the night.

The Sockers' Superman Kraig Chiles (296) was the main man on the night. He put the scoring burden on himself and it paid off, scoring a pair of goals in each half. Chiles’ four goals earned him Player of the Game Honors and brings him ever closer to surpassing the Sockers all-time scoring record held by Branko Segota (298).

Tacoma made things interesting in the 3rd Quarter. They scored two early third quarter goals to even the game at 3-3. The first came as a result of a quick power play goal, just a minute into the second half. Minutes later, Tacoma evened things up at 3 goals apiece on a poor clearance by the Sockers.

Sockers Goalkeeper Chris Toth had an amazing night between the posts. Toth saved 22 shots on the night, including a handful of acrobatic dives and 1v1 saves. His presence in goal stifled the Stars attackers. Toth knew he had to put on a master-class performance after the Stars counterpart had won Goalkeeper of the Month earlier in the week.