Tough Loss in OT for Turlock

by Dareny Barajas

November 03. 2017

Tough Loss in OT for Turlock

(TURLOCK,CA. November 2nd, 2017)----A win that would have been an exciting start for The Turlock Express 2017-18 Major Arena Soccer League season was crushed by the man of the night, Kenardo Forbes of the Silver Knights as Turlock came up short in the last 6 minutes of Overtime and couldn't hold back the Knights resulting in a close 7-6 loss at their Home Opener in Turlock Indoor.

The match was opened up by Turlock Express veteran Jose Barajas at minute 5 who received a rapid off the wall assist by Jorge Carmona. Knights Slavisa Ubiparipovic didn't hold back and caught Turlock keeper Edgar Martinez off guard equalizing the game at 10:47 in the first quarter. 

The new signee, Jose Acosta took a shot of his own in the final moments of quarter 1 but the Knight's keeper denied it allowing the quarter to end in a tied game. 

Quarter two was dominated by an aggressive, attacking Express team who were able to secure a 4-2 lead at the end of the first half. The three goals scored by the Express came from veterans Jorge Carmona, Adrian Gutierrez and Ivan Campos. Manuel Villegas who had his first MASL game tonight was the key person behind Campos goal with a smooth assist that reassured a 2 goal lead over the Knights. 

Barsin Eisavi had his first goal in his MASL career at 7:51 in the 3rd quarter unassisted. As the final quarter of the match played out, The Knights gained more possession and were able to find the net in two different occasions that ultimately tied up the match and pushed it into Overtime. 

Overtime came to an end at 6:43 when Kenardo Forbes utilizes a defensive error on Turlock's behalf to finish up the close match and call it a night. 

Turlock is now on the road for another game in Week 2 of the MASL against Ontario Fury, Sunday November 5th at the Citizens Bank Arena.

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