Bolts Outlast Stars
Anaheim survive late Tacoma surge to hold on for 12-10 win:
Tacoma, WA - The Anaheim Bolts kept their playoff hopes alive with a 12-10 victory over the Tacoma Stars at the Starfire Sports Complex.
It was almost the same old story for the Bolts as they raced out to a 6-1 halftime lead only to let Tacoma back into the match with a 5-2 third quarter run.
Felipe Gonzalez scored the only goal of the first quarter and Anaheim looked to be sitting comfortably as the Bolts ended the half with three unanswered goals through Juan Gonzalez scoring either side of a Hugo Casillas strike after Raphael Cox brought Tacoma into the match at 3-1 at the 9:25 mark of the second quarter.
Bernie Lilavois preached to his squad at halftime that they needed to play the final 30 minutes as they had the first half hour, but it was the Stars who came shooting out of the gate with five different scorers to bring the match to 7-6 before Adriano De Lima ended the scoring for the quarter with a wonderful chip from midfield that caught Tacoma Goalkeeper Sean Conlon off his line.
The team traded goals in the fourth quarter and Tacoma looked threatening but the Bolts held on for their second consecutive win, improving to 3-4 on the road.
Juan Gonzalez led the Bolts with four goals and two assists while Hugo Casillas added a hat-trick. Mark Lee and Ian Weinberg each had hat-tricks for the Stars.
The two teams will meet again tomorrow in a re-match of tonight's epic clash at 3:00 PST. A radio call of the game can be found at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/anaheim-bolts as well as a replay of tonight's match.
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About the Anaheim Bolts:
The Anaheim Bolts is a new professional indoor soccer team. Competing in the Professional Arena Soccer League, the Bolts play their home matches at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. Guided by Owner, Head Coach and former indoor legend, Bernie Lilavois, the Bolts have brought indoor soccer back to Orange County after a 14 year absence. Anaheim joins California rivals, the San Diego Sockers and the Turlock Express in the largest indoor league in North America. Lilavois has promised his side will make the playoffs in the inaugural season. If not, all season ticket holders, will have their 2012-2013 season tickets paid for by the club. For more information on the Bolts, go to www.boltsoccer.com.
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