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Mariners Fall to Rochester 3-1

September 11, 2005 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Virginia Beach Mariners News Release

Rochester, New York - The Mariners ended their 2005 campaign with a 3-1 loss to second place Rochester Saturday night at Frontier Field.

Rey Martinez opened the scoring for the home team in the seventh minute, slotting the ball inside the near post unassisted.

Mariners' midfielder and leading scorer Darren Caskey evened the score 26 minutes later off a feed from Hamisi Amani-Dove.

Just before the end of the first half, midfielder Jeff Bilyk was ejected from the match for retaliating on a foul by Lenin Steenkamp and five minutes later Rochester's Shaun Tsakiris was also tossed for fouling Felix Brillant from behind. The half ended 1-1 with each team playing 10 men.

Rochester took control after the break, scoring in the 52nd and 71st minutes. Edivaldo DaSilva took a ball from Stoian Mladenov and beat Mariner keeper Bayard Elfvin inside the near post from 18 yards. Mladenov netted the insurance goal unassisted also inside the near post. Rochester outshot the Mariners 12 to 8.

The Mariners went undefeated in three of their last four matches but finished the season 7-14-7.

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