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KiXX remain undefeated; Sockers drop third straight

November 13, 2004 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) - San Diego Sockers News Release

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) ­ The Sockers ended back-to-back road games this weekend with a 4-2 loss against the Philadelphia KiXX. San Diego is 2-5 overall while the KiXX remain undefeated in the 2004-05 season. The Sockers return home Sunday, Nov. 21 to play the Kansas City Comets. Kick off is set for 5 p.m.

Mark Ughy, assisted by Nevio Pizzolitto opened scoring with a restart goal at 5:30 in the first quarter. KiXX midfielder Ze Roberto evened the score five minutes later off the assist by Edgar Bartolomeu. The 1-1 score held for almost a full quarter of play, until Philadelphia rookie Damien Pottinger headed in his first career indoor goal at 9:20 of the second to break the tie, 2-1.

Following the break, Philadelphia increased their lead over the Sockers, 3-1, with Bartolomeu¹s goal. San Diego pulled within one with a goal by defender Matt Johnson but KiXX defender Pat Morris ended the chance for a San Diego rally with his goal at 14:52 in the final quarter.

Rookie Sockers goalkeeper Justin Neerhof suffered his first loss, saving 12 of 15 shots faced while KiXX goalie Peter Pappas improved to 4-0 saving six of eight shots faced.

San Diego returns home on Sunday, Nov. 21 to host the Kansas City Comets at the Sports Arena at 5 p.m. It¹s a Super Socker Sunday with dollar hot dogs all night long. To purchase tickets or buy one of the Sockers flex plans, call 858.836.GOAL today!

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