Detroit Waza Flo Earns Trip To The FinalsMarch 11, 2013 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Detroit Waza
Scoring started early for the WAZA FLO when veteran forward, Worteh Sampson, (assist Djerisilo) found the back of the net at the 3:00 mark, Â but was quickly answered when Rio's Teran found the feet of Flores who fired one past Detroit's keeper, Joey Kapinos. Â Detroit found themselves on their heels when RGV's Malacara hit a laser shot from nearly the half mark to end the first with WAZA down 2-1.
Detroit regrouped in the second quarter with an almost unanswered trifecta of goals by Fernando Gatica, Niki Djokic and Aaron Byrd to put WAZA FLO up 5-2 when RGV countered with a late goal by Garcia.
The fourth period found Detroit up 5-4, killing a power play with little time left on the clock. Â A questionable foul put the WAZA FLO two men down defending three on five, giving RGV the advantage to even the score. Â Key saves by WAZA FLO rookie Kapinos sent Detroit and RGV into golden goal overtime. Â With just Â 1:30 left on the OT clock, and a Â power play advantage, WAZA's Worteh Sampson found the feet of Miki Djerisilo to seal the semi-final victory for Detroit.
"I'm thrilled", stated head coach Dominic Scicluna, "We are the underdog and we continue our march. I look forward to tomorrow's championship game, and to bring home another cup for our city!"
Detroit WAZA FLO will take on the winner of the Las Vegas Legends/San Diego Sockers semi-final for the National PASL title, the Ron Newman Cup, to be played Monday, March 11th 10:30 EST in San Diego's Valley View Casino Center.
The Detroit WAZA FLO are charter members of the Professional Arena Soccer League, which is in its fifth season of play. Â For more information, visit th team's home page at www.detroitwaza.com or the PASL's website at www.paslsoccer.com.
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