by Dareny Barajas


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For immediate release 

December 29th, 2018 


(TURLOCK, CA., December 29th, 2018)— Tonight’s match was kicked off by the Fury ( 5-2 ) as the Express (0-5) entered the game seeking revenge for last weeks 5-4 loss against the SoCal team. This match proved to be no different than the last with a total of 6 ties seen throughout the 4 quarters. Turlock however could not close out the game falling short in shootouts 7-6. 


The Fury opened up the scoreboard with a goal by Maicon Deabreu at 11:54 in the opening quarter. However Carlos Manzo shorten their celebration with the first for the Express a couple minutes later ending the 1st Quarter tied 1-1. 


The following quarter proved to be more Fury with a total of 2 goals seen by Jeff Hughes and Debray Hollimon that drove them into halftime with a one goal advantage. Arturo Pulido was able to score off a set play that cut down on the Fury’s lead. 


Quarter 3 and 4 showcased an aggressive side of the Express who kept up with the nonstop Fury. The Express were able to outscore Ontario in the final 2 quarters holding a 6-5 lead up until the final 25 seconds of the game when Jeff Hughes blasted one in the corner past Goalkeeper Martin Sanchez pushing the match into overtime. 


Unfortunately no golden goal was seen in overtime which resulted in automatic shoot outs. The man of the night was Maicon De Abreu who finalized the scoreboard 7-6 (shootout) in favor of the Fury. 


Despite the heartbreaking loss, Carlos Manzo had an impressive game tonight with 3 goals while JC Burgarin scored his first goal of the season. 


The Express will enter the new year on the road visiting the Fury in Ontario, Ca on January 3rd.  


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