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Lancers Hold on to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

February 18, 2013 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) - Rochester Lancers News Release

(Rochester, NY) - The Rochester Lancers (8-16) held on for an 11-10 win over the Wichita Wings (7-15) in front of 5319 fans at Christopher J. Wilmot Field at the Blue Cross Arena. MISL leading scorer Doug Miller picked up an assist to give him 100 points on the season. The Lancers had a balanced attack with five goals from five different goal scorers. Gavin McInerney made 12 saves in goal for the Lancers.

The visitors would get on the board first when Kevin Ten Eyck drilled a 3-point goal past McInerney. But 70 seconds later, Evan McNeley would tie the game with a 3-point goal of his own for the Lancers. Brayton Knapp's goal late in the quarter would give Rochester a 5-3 lead after the first quarter of play.

The Lancers would extend their lead midway through the second quarter on Alan McGreal's goal. But Wichita would get goals from Adrian Gonzalez and Miguel Ferrer to tie the game at 7-7 at halftime.

Less than a minute into the third quarter, Mauricio Salles would set up Jeremy Ortiz for the lone goal of the quarter and the Lancers would take a 9-7 lead into the final quarter.

Rey "Boom Boom" Martinez would put home the rebound of the Miller shot to double the Lancers lead just under seven minutes into the fourth quarter. Wichita would pull to within a point on Michael Mesle's 3-point goal. But, the Lancers would get key saves from McInerney and defensive plays from the likes of Jake Schindler and hold on for the 11-10 win.

With five goals by the Lancers this evening Dunkin Donuts will donate five pounds of coffee to Foodlink. So far this season Dunkin Donuts has donated 148 pounds of coffee.

The Lancers will close out the 2012-13 regular season at home at Christopher J. Wilmot Field at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday, February 24th when they host the Milwaukee Wave at 4 pm when Abby Wambach returns home as the Lancers' honorary captain. All matches can be heard live on the Lancers flagship station Fickle 93.3 FM with veteran broadcaster Joe Giuliano once again calling all of the action. In addition all MISL matches can be seen live via webcast at www.MISLLive.com.

Rochester Lancers Season Tickets are now available on the Lancers' website at www.RochesterLancers.com or by calling (585) 872-KICK [5425]. Lancers tickets are available at all local Wegmans locations, through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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