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Barracudas fall in Division Game

December 29, 2017 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Brownsville Barracudas News Release

Hidalgo, Texas - The RGV Barracudas fall at home to division rival Monterrey Flash by a final score of 8-4 on Thursday night at State Farm Arena. The Barracudas snapped the Flash penalty kill opportunities at seven with a power play goal.

The Flash got the scoring started in the first quarter when Erick Flores potted in a pass from Damian Garcia to make it a 1-0 game.

Monterrey would score four goals in a span of 9 minutes to push their lead to 5-0. The Barracudas would get their first goal of the night when Jorge Quiroz found Ismael Pineda on a power play goal making it a 5-1 game. That goal broke a streak for the Flash as they were 7-for-7 on the penalty kill entering tonight's game. The Flash responded back with a Martin Moreno goal making it a 6-1 game at the break.

After the intermission, Monterrey (9-0) pushed the game out of reach courtesy of an Edgar Gonzalez power play goal that made a 7-1 deficit.

In the last quarter, Monterrey padded it lead even more when Efrain Martinez score the eight and final goal for the Flash. The Barracudas (2-8) scored three goals in the final period which was highlighted by an Antonio Manfut brace and an Austin Tom goal to end the scoring at 8-4.

RGV goalie Fidel Garcia took the loss pushing his record to 2-4 with six saves on the night. RGV debutant Vincente Matias Vuoso had two shots on target.

MASL Match Report

Match: RGV Barracudas vs Monterrey Flash

Date: December 28, 2017

Venue: State Farm Arena

Kickoff: 7:35 PM CST

Attendance: 2,091

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