Stars down Coyotes in MASL play

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:47pm
  • Sports

For the Reporter

The Tacoma Stars – on the strength of hat tricks by Nick Perera and Philip Lund – defeated the El Paso Coyotes 10-7 in a Major Arena Soccer League match at the Accesso ShoWare Center last Friday night.

The win keeps Tacoma within one game of Ontario in the hunt for the second MASL Pacific Division playoff spot.

The Stars (8-9) got off to a quick start jumping out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Trevor Jensen, Lund and Perera. El Paso got on the scoreboard with 4:47 left in the first on the first of three goals by Jorge Rios. Perera and Rios would each score again in the opening quarter to give the Stars a 5-2 lead after one.

In the second quarter, Perera scored twice and Lund added another goal to keep the pressure on the Coyotes. El Paso’s lone goal in the quarter came off the foot of Rios to make it 8-3 Stars at the break.

El Paso outscored and outshot the Stars in the second half, including the first two goals in the third quarter and the last two in the fourth to keep the game close on the scoreboard. Lund completed his hat trick for Tacoma in the third and Jamael Cox closed out scoring for the Stars to give them the 10-7 win.

The Stars host the division-leading San Diego Sockers on Friday, Feb. 9. Kickoff is 7:35 p.m.

For tickets call 1-800-STARS-84 or go to

More in Sports

Sounder trains to run for Sounders on Saturday, Mariners on Sunday

This weekend Aug. 18-19; Train stops in Kent

The Thunderbirds’ Sami Moilanen. COURTESY, Brian Liesse
’Birds back on the ice; training camp opens Aug. 22

Scrimmages, Blue-White game open to the public

Barkley prevails in $200,000 Longacres Mile

Belvoir captures Northwest’s premier race for third time

T-Birds trade Stankowski to Calgary

Club acquires rights to defenseman, two bantam draft picks from Hitmen

Kentridge water polo sets informational meetings

The Kentridge Boys Water Polo team holds informational meetings at 7:45 p.m.… Continue reading

Strong six pack ready to roll in $200,000 Longacres Mile

California-bred Alert Bay is early morning favorite in Sunday’s Northwest gem

Prep football playoff seeding committee announced for 2018 season

The WIAA has announced the members of its Football Seeding Committee for… Continue reading

Princess of the Nyl Dominates $50,000 Washington Oaks

Orozco caps four-win day aboard flying filly

Riser outpaces Barkley in the Mt. Rainier Stakes

Wright ties his own track record for most stakes wins in one day – three

Beep baseball game set for July 22 in Kent

City employees to play Seattle South King Sluggers

Kentlake High grad wins Cornucopia Days run

Eggerud-Bozorth cruises to victory