Illinois Piasa Cruise to Victory over the Tulsa RevolutionNovember 2, 2013 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Illinois Piasa Press Release
Piasa jumped out to an early lead when forward Roger Gemoules, on a partial breakaway, scored just 29 seconds into the contest. Piasa added another goal at the 8:47 mark when Senad Cavka scored off an assist from Roger Gemoules. Tulsa scored their only goal of the first half when Franck Tayou scored off a rebound at the 14:35 mark of the first quarter. Senad Cavka netted another goal at the 4:38 mark of the second period. Then, Piasa all but held the ball to play out the first half and take a 3-1 lead into the intermission.
The second half was more of the same for the Piasa. The teams exchanged power play goals in the third period; Piasa's coming from Anel Ibricic (unassisted) at the 5:37 mark.
In the fourth quarter Piasa outscored the Revolution 3 to 2. Piasa's fourth quarter goals came from Denis Hamzabegovic (unassisted) at 1:10 in, Roger Gemoules from John Anzalone at 6:36 in, and Alen Bradaric from Damir Kordic at 14:07 in.
Piasa was in control throughout the game. First year Head Coach Doug Montroy said that the team had "a solid game plan coming in and my guys executed well, it's a great start to the season."
Piasa starts the PASL season 1-0; the Revolution fall to 0-1. Piasa will travel to Wichita to face the B-52s in their home opener on Saturday, November 9 at 7:05 pm CT. This game, and every Illinois Piasa game, can be viewed live on www.americaonesports.com.
The 3 stars of the game were, at the #1 star, midfielder Senad Cavka with 2 goals, at the #2 star, goalkeeper Alan Hagerty who had an outstanding game between the posts stopping 13 of 17 shots on goal, and at the #3 star, forward Roger Gemoules with 2 goals and an assist.
Piasa does not return home until Saturday, November 30 at 7:35 pm CT against the B-52s in their second matchup of the season.
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