Guilherme get his hat trick as Tropics roll past Harrisburg Heat

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Florida Tropics have a new offensive weapon.

Guilherme scored three goals, and has six in three games, as he lead the Florida Tropics to a 7-5 win over the Harrisburg Heat Friday Night at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.

Freddy Moojen, playing in his first game of the season, opened the scoring midway through the first, and Guilherme followed that less than two minutes later to give Florida a 2-0 lead. Ricardo Carvalho and Nelson Santana got second quarter goals to tie it, but the Tropics added the next five to pull away.

Florida got two late second quarter goals to pull momentum back their way, with Max Touloute and Lucas Montelares scoring less than a minute apart.

Lucas Teixeira and two more by Guilherme have Florida a 7-2 lead in the fourth before late scores from Harrisburg's Dominic Francis, Thiago Freitas and Carvalho closed the gap.

Former Harrisburg goalkeep Hugo Silva picked up his second win, facing 21 Heat shots.

The Tropics, now 2-2, will host the Milwaukee Wave next Saturday, Dec. 22 before entertaining the Orlando SeaWolves on Dec. 2. For information and tickets, call 863-240-0101 or go to