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December 31, 2010 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - California Cougars News Release

Cougars Score First PASL Victory of the Year in Dramatic Fashion

The California Cougars circled the wagons for what was a must win in front of a crowd of nearly 1300 as they defeated PASL league leaders and defending champions, the San Diego Sockers, 9-8 with an Overtime Golden Goal by Uriel Robledo.

The Cougars started off in an early hole, as San Diego scored 4 early unanswered goals, including two by Kraig Chiles. From that point on the Cougars outplayed San Diego, out-scoring the Sockers 4-1 in the 2nd period, led by two goals by Enrique Tovar. It was a back and forth affair in the 2nd half as the Cougars and Sockers traded goals. San Diego took a 7-5 lead into the 3rd quarter only to see the Cougars come back with 3 4th quarter goals by Enrique Tovar, Antonio Sutton and Jorge Martinez

That sent the game into overtime tied at 8, where Uriel Robledo ended things barley a minute in with the Golden Goal, his only goal of the game.

Cougar TV: PACK THE HOUSE

It's time for our annual "PACK THE HOUSE" game vs. the Eastern Division leading Cincinnati Kings on Sunday, January 9th, and we're going on TV to make it happen! The following TV AD (http://www.youtube.com/watch v=yyVcohk_Llw) can be seen on ESPN, ESPN2, Versus and yes..."King of the Hill" on the Cartoon Network from January 1st thru January 9th. Tell all your friends, co-workers, even the mail man and the leaf blower guy...let's PACK THE HOUSE on January 9th and show Cincy how it's really done!

For tickets call 209-373-1700 or visit us at www.californiacougars.net. For more information call the Cougar offices at 209-373-1550. Let's be loud and let's be proud! See you at the arena!

Sutton Named PASL Player of the Week

Our very own Antonio Sutton has earned the PASL Player of the Week award for his performance in Monday's thrilling 9-8 overtime victory over league leading San Diego. Sutton notched 2 goals and 1 assist in Monday's victory, including the game tying goal just minutes before the end of regulation. Sutton's 2 goal performance gives him 7 goals in the Cougars last two games.

"It's always nice to get an honor like this, but I'm much happier with how our entire team came together and played", said Sutton. "Our veterans really stepped it up another level, and to perform like that in a must win against the top team in the league really shows how much drive and character our team has developed since the start of the season."

What's Coming Up....

Are you a teacher or home school parent looking for a great way mix the excitement of a Cougar game with fun and safe learning environment Then our first annual "School Day" game is right up your alley!

On Friday, January 14th, the Cougars will be taking on the Tacoma Stars at a special 11:05am kick-off. An hour before the game, at 10am, we will be holding one of our famous and very well received "Health's a Kick" assemblies that focus on healthy living and making the right choices for school age children in our area. Add to that the fact that during the game we'll be having games and prizes that center on the healthy living and educational focus of the day and it's clear that our "School Day" game is a great way to mix learning and fun for your school and/child. ALL tickets to the game are only $7 dollars! For more information, or to sign up your class or home school group, contact us at the Cougars Offices at 209-373-1550. See you on the 14th, and let's make learning that day fun!

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