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Rockford Rampage Win Season Opener

November 4, 2012 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Rockford Rampage News Release

Bojan Jovicic scored 4 goals leading the expansion Rockford Rampage to 6-1 season opening victory over the Ohio Vortex Saturday night.

Jovicic got Rockford off to an early lead with a pair of first quarter unassisted tallies. The Rampage closed out the open period scoring when goalkeeper Ante Cop fed Peter Kolasinski to make it a 3-0 advantage.

The hat trick by Jovicic was completed on a Rockford short handed goal. Joel Del Toro with the assist on the only score of the 2nd quarter.

Eric Lukin added another Rampage unassisted goal at 9:05 of the 3rd quarter to extend Rockford's lead to 5-0

Despite matching Rockford's shots on goal 18-18, the home Vortex were only able to find the back of the net once. Ross Ashley notched on the only score for Ohio 5:25 into the final period to cut the lead to 5-1. Jovicic answered with his 4th goal of the night 3 minutes later to end the scoring at 6-1.

Cop was rock solid in goal with 18 saves, helping the Rampage win their first game of the new 2012-13 PASL season, on the road.

The Rampage have a pair of road games next weekend (Friday night at Illinois Piasa, Saturday at Cincinnati Kings ) before returning to Rockford for the home opener Saturday November 24 against the expansion Chicago Mustangs.

The Rockford Rampage play all their home games at the Victory Sports Complex in Loves Park, Illinois. Tickets for all Rampage home games (single and season tickets) are available online at

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