Detroit Wins Quarterfinals
With forty-four seconds on the clock, and a laser shot in the upper 90's, Detroit's Tino Scicluna secured the victory for the WAZA FLO bettering their season record to 16-2.
After back and forth scoring the first quarter ended in a 2-2 tie, but Detroit turned up the volume netting three unanswered goals in the second and third. The Kings fired back in the third finding the net three times to tie the contentious match. With only seconds left on the clock, Darrel Quinn found Tino Scicluna's feet to blast with winning goal.
"Our team is peaking at the perfect time of the season", stated coach Dominic Scicluna, "We are on an upward rise and love being the underdog!"
Standout performances included Miki Djerisilo with a hat trick, Costea Decu with a goal and assist, and Tino Scicluna with a goal and assist.
Detroit returns to the pitch Saturday, March 2nd, 7:30 kick-off, to battle the San Diego Sockers for the US Open Cup Championship. This year's cup (the fifth annual) paired twenty-six teams from the PASL (Professional Arena Soccer League), the Premier Arena Soccer League, and independent teams across the country in qualifying rounds of an knockout style tourney that led to Detroit facing San Diego in what promises be a real barn burner.
The last time these two teams paired on the pitch was 2012's National final, the Ron Newman Cup, held in San Diego's legendary Del Mar Arena. Detroit fell to San Diego 10-7 in a foul laden, contentious battle. The thirteen time National Champions, San Diego Sockers, recently held a US pro sports record of 48 consecutive wins which was broken January 27th in an overtime loss to the Dallas Sidekicks in a 6-5 stunner.
Detroit WAZA FLO, in its fifth season of play, is a charter member of the PASL and the only professional team in Michigan. Detroit's league, the PASL, is the largest indoor league in the country including teams from Canada and Mexico. Detroit's diverse roster includes men who have played both collegiately and professionally both here in the US and internationally. "We have players who have either played for or hail from Argentina, Jamaica, Brazil, Australia, Malta, Kenya, Serbia, and Canada", said head coach Dominic Scicluna, "It's a pleasure to play with such talent".
Detroit's home games are played at Melvindale Ice Arena located at 4300 S. Dearborn Street, Melvindale MI 48122.
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Home games are played at Melvindale Ice Arena located at 4300 S. Dearborn Street Melvindale, MI 48122.
Professional Arena Soccer League Stories from February 25, 2013
- Sidekicks to Host Must-Win Playoff Match Thursday against Rio Grande Valley - Dallas Sidekicks
- Detroit Wins Quarterfinals - Waza Flo
- Sockers Advance to PASL Semi-Finals with 13-4 Rout of Turlock - San Diego Sockers
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