MASL WEEK 3 RECAP
Thursday, December 13
Week 3 of the season began with Kansas City earning a 12-6 road win over the MetroStars. Mississauga had a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, but the experienced Comets offense, lead by Leo Gisbon’s 3 goals and 3 assists, was too much for the young Canadian team to handle.
Friday, December 14
The Tropics defeated Harrisburg 7-5, snapping their two-game losing streak and climbing to second place in the South Central Division. Florida never trailed during the game, and Tropics defender Guilherme Dos Santos netted a hat trick.
Baltimore secured a 4-1 victory over Orlando in Silver Spurs Arena on Friday. The SeaWolves struck first seven minutes in, but were then held scoreless by the Blast defense for the remainder of the game. Baltimore’s Juan Pereira lead all scorers with 2 goals.
The Barracudas earned their first win of the season on Friday, shutting out the Turlock Express 6-0. RGV’s Efrain Martinez and Erick Jhon Ponce each netted 2 goals, and keeper Fidel Garcia went 8 for 8 on saves.
Saturday, December 15
Dallas triumphed 7-4 over El Paso in their home opener in Allen Event Center. The Sidekicks came back from a 2-0 deficit in the first quarter, propelled on offesne by Jamie Lovegrove’s hat trick and on defense by the 17 saves of keeper Juan Gamboa.
Milwaukee defended their spot on top of the South Central Conference with a 10-8 win over the Comets. Ian Bennett’s 4 goals and 1 assist helped the Wave hold off a comeback effort from Kansas City in this high-scoring match, in which 5 goals were scored by each team in the third quarter alone.
The Fury’s 6-3 victory over Tacoma on Saturday brought Ontario’s record to perfect 3-0. Adrien Perez tallied 4 goals and 1 assist, jumping to first in the league in total goals and points scored. Ontario’s defense held Tacoma scoreless for three quarters of the match.
Sunday, December 16
Utica defended their home turf of Adirondack Bank Center in their 10-5 win over the Heat. Utica lead throughout the match, and put Harrisburg away with 4 unanswered goals in the fourth quarter. FC’s offense was lead by Bo Jelovac, who tallied 4 goals and 1 assist on the night.
St. Louis took Kansas City to overtime for a 6-5 win in the Ambush home-opener. Kansas City’s early 4-0 lead was chipped away in the second half, and Zach Reget’s goal in the final minute tied things up at 5-5. Corey Adamson found the net at 4:48 in OT for the golden goal.
The Sockers opened their season with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Barracudas. RGV erased San Diego’s 3-goal lead in the fourth quarter, but the Sockers’ Brian Farber found Leonardo De Oliveira for the golden goal in sudden-death.