Silver Knights Topple Tropics 6-5
The Silver Knights traveled down to Lakeland for their first contest of the season with the Florida Tropics. The Tropics got on the board first thanks to the help of Victor Parreriras. He wasted no time starting off the game with 2 goals in the first 3:41 of play.
Those quick goals would give the Silver Knights a much-needed wake up call. Shortly after, Joey Tavernese struck first for Syracuse, and put the game within one goal with 9:19 left in the first quarter. That spark was quickly put out however, following an own goal by Bo Jelovac. But just 8 seconds later, Darren Toby scored on an assist from Slavisa Ubiparapovic, capping off a high scoring 1st quarter.
The game slowed down a bit from there, as the only goal of the 2nd quarter came from Ricardo De Queiroz Diegues, and the Tropics would head to the locker room up 4-2 at halftime.
Whatever Coach Ryan Hall told his Silver Knights squad at halftime must have been inspiring, as Syracuse let loose an all-out assault on the Tropics throughout the entire second half.
With 10:14 in the 3rd, Joey Tavernese punched in his second goal of the day. The rest of the game would be the “Kenardo Forbes Show”, as he would keep his streak of consecutive games with a goal scored intact. He went off the next 3 goals of the game, earning himself a hat trick. Lucas Montelares would score with just 9 seconds left in the 4th quarter, but it ended up worthless. The Silver Knights pull away from the Tropics 5-4 and improve to 2-3 on the season.
This is the 5th game in a row for the Silver Knights that ended within 1 goal. The Topics will seek revenge in the Silver Knights’ next game on December 9th at the Oncenter War Memorial.