There were eight games on the docket for Saturday night’s week five of Major Arena Soccer League action. The Sacramento Surge hosted the Turlock Express in a matchup between the U.S. 99 rivals at the “Circuit” located inside the Jackson Sports Academy. The Surge started the game with a 1-0 lead in the first period but the Express quickly ended that by scoring fast and often in their 12-3 rout over the home team. Three Turlock players including former Surge head coach/player Jorge Fernandez recorded hat tricks in the victory.
Brownsville Barracudas faced the Hildago La Fiera inside Estadio Barracudas. Over 700 fans watched their home team lose 6-3 as the La Fiera broke a 2-2 tie at haltime by outscoring the Barracudas 4-1 in the second half for the win. Rochester Lancers took on the Ontario Fury who was on their second game of a brief east coast swing. After being dominated by Syracuse last night 18-2, the Fury defeated the Lancers 7-6 in O.T. and sent home 8,000 fans unhappy at the Blue Cross Arena. Ontario’s midfielder Tiguinho Dias scored five goals in the game as he single handedly brought the Fury back into the game by scoring two goals in the fourth period and the game winner in O.T.
Oxford City F.C. of Texas battled the Saltillo Rancho Seco, at home inside the Ford Center in front of 526 fans. Texas came out on top with a 9-4 victory. Texas forward Lucas Totti recorded a hat trick plus one in the win whilst Rancho Seco defender Cesar Cerda notched a hat trick plus one himself in the loss. Dallas Sidekicks played against the Tulsa Revolution on the road at the Cox Business Center. The Sidekicks won the contest 14-5 as the dominated the Revolution by having two players record hat tricks (Carlos Videla and Shaun David) and outshooting them 29 to 18.
Milwaukee Wave challenged the Detroit Waza Flo on the road inside the Melvindale Civic Center. The Wave sent home 549 fans home down in the dumps as they shut out theWaza Flo 4-0. Milwaukee outshot Detroit 20 to 11 in the victory. St. Louis Ambush faced off against the Chicago Mustangs on the road at the Sears Centre Arena. The 1,253 fans in attendance watched their hometown heroes lose in a heartbreaker 8-7. The Mustangs scored two goals in the fourth period but it wasn’t enough as the Ambush hung in for the win.
Wichita B-52s tussled with the Missouri Comets at the Independance Events Center. The 4,242 Comets fans went home happy as their club shotdown the B-52s 13-3. Missouri outshot Wichita 27 to 9 as they controlled the game from start to finish. Comets defender Brian Harris recorded a hat trick plus one in the victory.