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Sockers drop close game to Comets, 6-4

December 11, 2004 - Major Indoor Soccer League 2 (MISL 2) - San Diego Sockers News Release

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) – Two goals late in the fourth gave the Kansas City Comets the win Saturday night over the San Diego Sockers. Kansas City improves their record 4-3 and increases their lead in the Western Division by one game, while the Sockers drop to 4-6. San Diego returns home on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. to host the Cleveland Force for Ball Night. The first 3,000 kids to the Sports Arena will receive a free Sockers ball, courtesy of Daphne’s Greek Café and my 94.1.

Paul Wright opened scoring off a feed from Mauricio Alegre at 11:01 in the first. The Sockers have scored nine first goals in 10 games so far this season. Kansas City tied at 11:46 with a goal by Jonathan Steele but Mark Ughy, with his team-leading twelfth goal, put the Sockers up 2-1. San Diego increased its lead 3-1 with a goal by Steve Butcher at 10:33, Anthony Maher brought the Comets within one, 3-2, to close out the half.

Five minutes into the third, Maher scored his second goal of the night with the assist going to Vlatko Andonovski, 3-3. With third period action winding down, San Diego rookie Ryan Mack scored his sixth goal of the season at 11:02 to give the Sockers a 4-3 lead.

In the fourth, Kansas City tied the game with a double-D combo. Dino Delevski, on the restart, converted a pass from Miodrag Djerisilo at 4:12. Regulation play looked to end in a tie but two late goals by Maher and Delevski lifted the Comets to a 6-4 victory over the Sockers.

“Get in on the Action” of Ball Night and get tickets to the Dec. 18 game by calling 858.836.GOAL (4625) today! The Sockers will give away a free chopper-style mini-bike at the game. To sign up free, visit the Sockers website at

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