EXPRESS FALL SHORT TO THE FURY
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December 22th, 2018
EXPRESS FALL SHORT TO THE FURY
(TURLOCK, CA., December 22th, 2018)— Saturday night the Turlock Express (0-4) hosted the Ontario Fury (4-1) for an exciting match at Turlock Indoor. The Express, who looked to recover from a 11-2 lost against the Fury in their first encounter played a completely different game today battling back and forth with the Fury. With only a 1:52 left in game and one goal down, Turlock turned to their 6th attacker in hopes of driving things into OT but the clock ran out before that happen granting the Fury a 5-4 win over Turlock.
The opening quarter was a tug a war between Turlock and Ontario with Chris Toth and Martin Sanchez fiercely protecting their box. It wasn’t until the last minute of Quarter 1 that Juan Carlos Gonzalez found the back of the net for the Fury. This lead allowed them to enter the second quarter with a one goal advantage.
Turlock continued to create plays and attack up top in the start of the 2nd. It paid off within a few minutes when Arturo Pulido received a great ball from Adrian Pulido. Pulido found the equalizer to get the Express back in the game. As the time continued to run, Juan Carlos Gonzalez decided his first goal was not enough returning for his second at 4:28. Maicon de Abreu then joined in on the fun extending Ontario's lead 3-1. However, Jorge Carmona didn’t hold back adding another goal in favor of the Express with an assist by Carlos Manzo.
The third quarter was definitely controlled by an aggressive Turlock who held off the Fury from any offensive attacks. With a one goal disadvantage, The Express continued to create opportunities but were unlucky. No goals were seen in the 3rd but was a quarter that fueled both teams for the final 15 minutes of play.
Jorge Carmona who proved to be the man of the night for Turlock tied the game within 4 minutes into the 4th but that tie didn’t last much with a goal by Jeff Hughes seen in the following 2 minutes of play. Ernesto Luna at 7:09 tied the game for the third time keeping Turlock alive. Unfortunately 20 seconds after that, The Fury once more retook the lead with the game winning goal made possible by Debray Hollimon.
After an intense match tonight, the Express will look forward to next week's rematch against the Fury. The game will be at Turlock Indoor with kickoff scheduled at 5:05pm.
If you can’t come out to watch the game live, it will be available for viewing on MASLtv on MASLsoccer.com.
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