Ignition Defeat Storm, 15-7, For Fifth Straight Win
(Southfield, Mich., March 9, 2008) - The Detroit Ignition (17-7) defeated the visiting Chicago Storm (14-11) 15-7 tonight in front of a sell-out crowd at Compuware Arena. The club remains tied with the Milwaukee Wave (17-7) for first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
Reigning MISL MVP Jamar Beasley got the Ignition off to a roaring start, scoring his 300th MISL point with a two-point goal just 15 seconds in the match. Forward Hewerton Moreira netted a two-point tally for Detroit at 1:02 of the second quarter to put the club up 4-0 at half-time. Midfielder Ryan Mack was credited with the assist on the goal.
Just under three minutes into the second half, Ignition captain Droo Callahan increased Detroit's lead to six with an unassisted two-point score. Chicago forward Benjamin Chavolla put the Storm on the board seven seconds later with a two-point goal off an assist from Edgar Rivera. Mack responded for the Ignition at 7:48 of the third, netting a two-pointer with an assist from Hewerton.
27 seconds into the fourth quarter, Hewerton scored his second goal of the night with a three-point shot off an assist from Jonathan Greenfield. Midfielder John Ball added two more points for the visitors at 3:35 with an assist from Fabinho. Less than a minute later, Mack scored his second goal of the night - a two-point tally to bring the score to 13-4. Worteh Sampson rounded out the scoring for the Ignition, burying a two-point shot at 7:37 with an assist from Mack. Andy Rosenband added one more goal for Chicago before time expired, but Detroit came away with a 15-7 win.
The Ignition will host the expansion Orlando Sharks (3-23) on Friday, March 14 for the club's annual Green Jersey night.
The Detroit Ignition is a member club of the Major Indoor Soccer League, and begins the team's second season in November 2007 after advancing to the MISL Championship Finals during the 2006-07 season.
Information regarding Ignition season, group, and individual tickets can be obtained
by calling the club at 1-888-436-GOAL (4625), by visiting the team's official
Internet property, www.detroitignition.com
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