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Young, Improving Cougars Fall to San Diego 8-4

November 27, 2010 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - California Cougars News Release

San Diego- Playing in their first road game of the year, a Young California Cougar squad continued to show improvement but fell to the defending league Champion San Diego Sockers 8-4. Falling behind early after a four goal San Diego 1st period, the Cougars came back to tie the game at 4 all before San Diego pulled away with four unanswered goals. The Cougars fell to 0-3 on the young season as San Diego improved to 3-0 and undefeated in their 1+ years playing at the Del Mar Arena.

Scoring for California were Cougar newcomers Jose, Jorge and Omar Martinez. Cougar rookie Adam Owen's first goal of the season tied the game at 4 all early in the 3rd quarter. Former Cougar Majell Aterdao helped the Sockers pull away with two 2nd half goals. Kraig Chiles also added two goals for San Diego and Paul Wright added a goal and two assists. Chiky Luna finished the goal scoring for San Diego by converting a penalty kick against Cougar Goalie Jesus Molina, who played an excellent game, despite the eight goals scored by San Diego.

"You're always disappointed after a loss, but this game shows that our young team is improving and starting to play better together" said Cougars Head Coach Antonio Sutton. "It's encouraging to see our rookies step up with the goal scoring tonight. It's only a matter of time before games like tonight's are wins instead of losses. I have no doubt that by the end of the season we'll be competing for a spot in the playoffs".

The Cougars are next in action at 3:05pm this Saturday, December 4th at the Stockton Arena, in their first annual Holiday Game, a US Open Match vs. Top Notch FC of San Jose. The Cougars invite all their fans to join them immediately after the game for the 31st annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Christmas Parade along the Stockton Marina Waterfront, taking place immediately after the game. For tickets call 209-373-1700 or visit www.californiacougars.net.

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