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Pumas overcome fatigue, take last-second win over Snohomish

December 11, 2010 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Kitsap Pumas News Release

Everett, Wash. - It took everything they had - and provided a showcase for the resolve and talent Kitsap Puma pro indoor head coach Dustyn Brim has assembled - as the Pumas overcame a one-goal deficit with only a minute to play to pull a hard-earned 4-3 victory from the jaws of defeat over the Snohomish Skyhawks in PASL indoor soccer action tonight.

Friesen, a standout for the club's outdoor side the past two seasons, put his team on his back and slotted home a wicked rifle shot to tie the match at 3-3 with a minute to play.

Then it was Friesen again as his last-gasp blast hit the corner net as the final whistle blew.

The win is Kitsap's fourth-straight and improved the team's overall mark to 4-1. The only loss Kitsap has sustained so far was in the season opener versus defending league champion Tacoma - a narrow 8-6 defeat - and the first-ever indoor match ever played by the club.

Kitsap played last night in Bremerton, taking a brutally hard-fought win over the seasoned and highly skilled California Cougars, 11-7. The boys today had to hit the road this afternoon for tonight's match against Snohomish.

"Coming off back-to back matches, our guys were mentally tired," said Brim. "Physically we were ok. But it's good to finish strong like this - especially being down a a goal with a minute left. We took this game by scruff of neck and won it with sheer will."

Other Pumas on the scoresheet were Taylor Hyde and the ever-emerging Kellen Wantulok, who registered two tallies in last night's win.

The Pumas now take a well-deserved holiday break until early January when league play resumes.

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