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Sockers complete home-and-home sweep of Stars | MASL

  • Monday, February 18, 2019 12:40pm
  • Sports

The San Diego Sockers completed a home-and-home sweep of the Tacoma Stars with a 9-5 Major Arena Soccer League win at the accesso ShoWare Center on Sunday night.

With the win, San Diego (14-1) pushes its league-best win streak to 12 games. The Kent-based Stars dropped to 6-8.

The Sockers beat the Stars 6-4 in San Diego on Friday night.

San Diego took a 1-0 lead on Travis Pittman’s seventh goal of the season.

After a blue card was shown to San Diego’s Cesar Cerda, Tacoma evened the match 1-1 on Joseph Cairel’s power play goal.

The Sockers then rattled off three unanswered goals by Luis Ortega, Brandon Escoto and Juan Gonzalez to take a 4-1 lead to the locker room.

Six goals were scored in the third quarter beginning with Joey Gjertsen’s first of two goals on the night to cut San Diego’s lead to 4-2. Three straight goals from the Sockers made it 7-2 with 7:33 left in the third. Guerreo Pino, Escoto and Christian Gutierrez combined to give San Diego the five-goal cushion.

Mike Ramos netted a goal with 5 minutes on the clock, and Nick Perera brought the Stars within three just before the end of the quarter at 7-4.

Gjertsen knocked in a power play goal with 8:22 remaining for Tacoma’s final score of the game. The Stars brought on the sixth attacker, and the Sockers added goals from Ortega and Christian Segura to reach the 9-5 final.

The Stars’ next home game comes is Sunday, Feb. 24 against the Dallas Sidekicks. Kickoff is set for 5:05 p.m. on Washington Youth Soccer Hall of Fame Night.

For tickets, call 1-844-782-7784 or go to tacomastars.com.

Notes: … The Stars have two bobblehead nights on the calendar presented by Sound Credit Union – Friday, March 1 is Preki Bobblehead Night and Sunday, March 10 is Danny Waltman Bobblehead. Purchase a six-game pack or buy a group of 10 or more tickets and one or both collectibles can be yours.

Scoring summary

First quarter – SD Pittman (unassisted) 2:08; Penalties – SD Escoto yellow card (dissent) 3:44; TAC Megson blue card (reckless tackle) 10:10.

Second quarter –TAC Cairel (Da Silva) 2:35 PP; SD Ortega (unassisted) 10:29; SD Escoto (unassisted) 12:29; SD Gonzalez (De Oliveira) 14:34; Penalties – SD Cerda blue card (kicking) 1:29.

Third quarter – TAC Gjertsen (Perera) 3:28; SD Pino (unassisted) 4:13; SD Gutierrez (unassisted) 6:19; SD Escoto (Cerda) 7:31; TAC Ramos (unassisted) 10:05; TAC Perera (Gjertsen) 14:48; Penalties – SD Pino blue card (pushing) 7:44.

Fourth quarter – TAC Gjertsen (unassisted) 6:38 PP; SD Ortega (unassisted) 12:19; SD Segura (Escoto) 14:22; Penalties – SD Escoto blue card (pushing) 6:15.

Shots – San Diego 5-6-5-3 (19), Tacoma 3-4-3-5 (15)

Attendance – 2,711


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