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Sockers Come from Behind to Edge Stars 8-7, Improve to 20-1

March 31, 2019 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - San Diego Sockers News Release

KENT, WA - Kraig Chiles and Leo DeOliveira scored two goals each to lead the San Diego Sockers to an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over the Tacoma Stars in Kent, WA, on Sunday evening. The Sockers (20-1) lowered their magic number to two and moved closer to securing home-field advantage throughout the MASL Ron Newman Cup Playoffs.

Tacoma raced out to a 4-0 first quarter lead, but San Diego tallied three goals in 1:13 in the final; two minutes of the first half to draw even at halftime. De Oliveira scored twice to open the third period scoring to give San Diego a lead they would never relinquish. Chiles notched his sixth game-winning goal on the power play with 3:15 remaining in the match. Boris Pardo allowed a team-high seven goals but made enough saves to earn his 19th win of the season.

San Diego travels to Ontario on Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p..m. for another game with playoff implications.

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