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Aterado Scores Three Goals In Stockton's 12-6 Win In Wenatchee

December 28, 2008 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - California Cougars News Release

Wenatchee, WA - Dec. 27, 2008 - Majell Aterado led the way with three goals - including the game winner - during Stockton's 12-6 road win against the win less Wenatchee Fire F.C. (0-6) on Saturday night at Wenatchee Valley Sportsplex. The win kept the Cougars (5-1) at the top of the Professional Arena Soccer League's Western Conference standings. The 5-1 start is the best in Cougars' history.

Wenatchee kept the match close by outscoring Stockton 4-3 in the third quarter. But, in the end, the high powered Cougars' offense proved to be too much for the young legs of the Fire. Stockton finished the game by outscoring Wenatchee 4-0 in the final 15 minutes.

Stockton fell behind early for just the second time this season when former Premier Development League MVP Junior Garcia gave Wenatchee the 1-0 lead with five minutes left in the first quarter.

The Wenatchee lead did not last long. David Vedder nailed his first of two goals in the first half with 3:29 left in the opening quarter to tie the match at 1-1.

Stockton took the 2-1 lead early in the second when Aterado hit his first of three on the night at the 12:50 mark. It was a lead they never gave up. Aterado's goal was followed up by a tap in from Ato Leone, assisted by Coach Bernie Lilavois; Leone's goal put Stockton up 3-1 with 10:45 left in the half.

Vedder hit his second goal with just 3:50 remaining, but Stockton's five goal streak ended there. Brandon Hammer gave Wenatchee their second score with just 1:44 left in the second quarter.

The third quarter saw Wenatchee pick up late and quick momentum. Stockton opened the second half with an early goal from Antonio Sutton, and another from Aterado. Their 7-3 lead quickly changed when Alex Megson knocked in a shot past the reach of Stockton goalkeeper Jesus Molina.

After Leone's second goal, the Fire took the game over. Felix Robles struck first to close the lead to 8-5. Megson netted his second of the game to lessen the gap to just two at 8-6.

Stockton used the break before the fourth quarter to regroup and the results showed almost instantly. Brian Farber started the four goal streak in the final quarter with back-to-back goals. The first with 11:41 left and the other less than two minutes later. He leads the team with 14 PASL-Pro goals and 19 overall this season.

Coach Lilavois got in the mix with a quick strike against the sixth attacker at the 5:18 mark of the quarter. Aterado finished the game with his third goal with 2:20 remaining.

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