Stewart, Storm cruise past Ironmen
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Matthew Stewart scored two first-half goals and the Chicago Storm defeated the expansion New Jersey Ironmen, 15-4, on Saturday in Major Indoor Soccer League play at the Sears Centre Arena. Stewart's four-point effort gives him a team-high 41 points.
Veteran goalkeeper Jim Larkin made 13 saves as the Storm earned their first victory against the Ironmen. Larkin entered the game with 3,000 career regular-season saves. With the victory, the Storm improve to 12-7, while the Ironmen fall to 10-8.
Target man Mark Ughy and his healthy foot returned to the lineup for the first time since Dec. 1, 2007. He assisted Stephen Armstrong's fourth-quarter goal. The Storm's Carlos "Chile" Farias had a productive game with three assists, and Ian Bennett had a three-point goal to give the Storm a 5-2 lead through the first quarter.
Also for the Storm, Chris Brisson had a goal and an assist, and John Ball and Branko Savic also scored goals for Chicago. For New Jersey, John Krause earned his first goal of the season and Mauricio Salles had the Ironmen's other goal. New Jersey goalkeeper Tony Meola had five saves.
Next up for the Storm is their annual School Day Game, which takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesday against the American Indoor Soccer League's Rockford Rampage at the Sears Centre.
The Chicago Storm are members of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Storm offices are located at 5333 Prairie Stone Pkwy., in Hoffman Estates. For more information on all aspects of Storm soccer, including season tickets, group outings, birthday parties and more, call (866) STORM-81, or visit ChicagoStorm.net.
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