The Stars outshoot Turlock

by Dareny Barajas

News Release

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For immediate Release

January 14th, 2017


The Stars outshoot Turlock 

(KENT,WA. January 14th, 2017)--- Sunday evening The Express (2-11) faced The Tacoma Stars (5-7) at the Showare Accesso Center in Kent, Wa. The Stars were able to outshoot the Express 20-10 that lead them to their 10-3 victory over Turlock. 

The Tacoma Stars after being on the road for 5 days showed no sign of weakness with an aggressive 15 man squad that controlled the ball for what seemed to be 90% of the 1st half against a struggling Express team. 

Unable to retrieve the ball from the Stars, Turlock opted for a defensive approach in the opening Quarter but were not able to push Tacoma out of their half leading to the 3 unanswered goals that took place in the first two quarters. 

Two of the three goals were made possible by the new addition, Nick Perera who created two opportunities that allowed Dan Antoniuk and Troy Peterson to blast one past goalkeeper Edgar Martinez. 

Turlock headed back into the locker rooms at halftime with no goals but picked it up a bit in the second portion of the match. A total of 3 goals were seen for the northern team. Adrian Plascencia had an impressive back heel goal followed by Ivan Campos who turned a Star defender and blasted one into the corner pass Waltman. Carlos Manzo was the last one to find the net for Turlock before Tacoma took over again.

The man of the night for the Stars was Nick Perera with his crazy turns that lead to his hat trick and 2 assists. The Cox brothers also had an impressive night that contributed to the final 10-3 score.

Turlock is now headed into a 2 game weekend against El Paso Coyotes on Friday and the Barracudas on Sunday. Both games can be viewed live on


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