by Josh Hoeven

Thursday, December 20

San Diego Sockers (1-0) @ Ontario Fury (3-0)San Diego took a 4-2 road win on their trip to Ontario. Sockers keeper Boris Pardo and the San Diego defense held the Fury scoreless for the first three quarters. Midfielder Brandon Escoto and forward Kraig Chiles each tallied 1 goal and 1 assist on the night.

Saturday, December 22

Milwaukee Wave (2-0) @ Florida Tropics (2-2)

Milwaukee continued their undefeated season, taking down the Tropics by a score of 7-2 in the RP Funding Center. Florida got an early 1-0 lead in the first, but Max Ferdinand (1 goal, 2 assists) and the Wave would tally 4 goals before the Tropics scored their final goal of the night.

Mississauga MetroStars (1-2) @ Orlando SeaWolves (0-2)

The SeaWolves earned their first win of the season on Saturday, with a final score of 12-7 over the Mississauga MetroStars. Mississauga’s Damion Graham and Orlando’s Gordy Gurson each tallied 4 points, while Jonathan Mendoza of the SeaWolves earned a hat trick.

Ontario Fury (3-1) @ Turlock Express (0-3)

The Fury secured a 5-4 win on the road over the Turlock Express. Ontario struck first at the end of the first quarter, and although Express managed to tie the match 3 times, Francisco Cordeiro found De Bray Hollimon in the fourth quarter for a Fury game-winning goal.

St. Louis Ambush (2-2) @ Kansas City Comets (1-4)

St. Louis earned a 6-5 road win over Kansas City after a close match with 4 different lead changes. The Ambush’s Zach Reget and JT Thomas, as well as Lucas Rodriguez of the Comets, all scored 2 goals on the night.

Tacoma Stars (2-1) @ San Diego Sockers (2-0)

The Stars came back in the fourth quarter for a 5-4 win over the Sockers in Pechanga Arena San Diego. Adam West of Tacoma netted 2 goals, including the final goal in the fourth to take the lead. On defense, Stars keeper Danny Waltman boasted a .846 save percentage.

Sunday, December 23

Monterrey Flash (1-0) @ Rio Grande Valley Barracudas (1-2)

The Monterrey Flash defeated the Barracudas 6-5 in overtime on Sunday. RGV’s Moises Gonzalez and Luis Saúl Ramírez, and Franck Tayou of Monterrey all netted 2 goals in the match. Brian Aguilar found the net 4:17 into sudden death for the Flash’s golden goal.

Tacoma Stars (3-1) @ Ontario Fury (4-1)

Closing out week 4, Tacoma triumphed 6-3 over Ontario on the road. Tacoma overcame the Fury’s early 1-0 lead in the second quarter and would lead for the remainder of the match. Nick Perera and Michael Ramos each tallied 1 goal and 1 assist, while Adam West scored 2 goals.