Big second half leads to 6-2 Fury win

(ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA) - The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher  Auto Center, rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit Thursday night to  defeat the Turlock Express 6-2 at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

The  visitors opened a 2-0 lead late in the first quarter on a sliding  tap-in goal by team captain Matt Germain and Martyn Arista (assisted by  Germain). The Express defense held together from there, and got the  benefit of several missed shots by the Fury in the first half, taking  that 2-0 lead into the halftime break.

Ontario finally broke  through early in the third quarter thanks to a hustle play by rookie  Dallin Cutler. He stole the ball on the right wing and took the ball to  the middle where he fired past goaltender Martin Sanchez to cut the  score to 2-1. The Fury tied the game late in the quarter, as Tino Nunez  rolled a quick pass to Juan Carlos Gonzalez running up the middle for a  blast at close rain that sent the game into the fourth quarter tied at  2.

Ontario’s offense broke out in the fourth quarter. DeBray  Holliman broke the tie with a blast from outside the yellow line into  the upper right corner of the net, then the Fury doubled the lead on a  goal from the penalty spot by Maicon de Abreu. 

His goal came  after Christian Leal received a blue card for pulling down a Fury player  in the penalty box. Gonzalez scored his second of the game 36 seconds  later on an assist from de Abreu.

Meanwhile, at the other end of  the field, goaltender Chris Toth was keeping the Express out of the net,  as he made 13 saves. He also closed out the scoring Thursday night,  becoming the first Fury goaltender to score a goal, as he hurled the  ball down field into Turlock’s net, which was vacated for an extra  attacker.

The Fury travel south to take on the San Diego Sockers  on Saturday in the second of six meetings between the Pacific Division  Rivals. Watch all the action live on starting at 730pm. 

The  next home game is Sunday January 20th vs the Tacoma Stars at Citizens  Business Bank Arena. Call 909-457-0252 for tickets or visit