Inferno Handles San Diego Easily 10-2 In Colorado

Colorado routed San Diego 10-2 at the Colorado Springs SoccerHaus to sweep the season series and move into a first-place tie with the Sockers 2 atop the MASL 2 Western Conference. Josue Jimenez and Francisco Rivas each scored two goals to lead Colorado to the easy win.

San Diego was trailing 1-0 when they lost starting goalkeeper Ramon Torres to an injury early in the second quarter; he was replaced by player/coach Jeff Hughes. Colorado added goals from Jairo Gomez and Jacob Martinez against the sixth-attacker before the Sockers 2 tallied a Hughes power-play goal with 2:57 remaining in the third. Colorado stemmed the Sockers 2 momentum on a goal by Jimenez, who had opened the scoring, with just two seconds remaining in the period to extend their lead to 4-1.

In the fourth period after Rafael Aguilar scored at the 1:10 mark to cut the Inferno's advantage in half at 4-2, but Colorado exploded for six consecutive goals to bury San Diego. Eight different Inferno FC players found the back of the net in the match.

Inferno goalkeeper Justin Dzuba made 10 saves to post his fourth win of the season. 

With the win, Colorado (4-4) holds the tie-breaker advantage over San Diego (4-4) in the playoff chase.

San Diego will visit the Colorado Blizzard on Saturday night at 6:05 p.m., in Denver to finish the weekend trip. The Sockers 2 return home to play the Arizona Impact on Sunday, February 11, 1:05 p.m., at Valley View Casino Center.


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Sockers 200112


Inferno FC61271843
Sockers 25661128


PeriodTimeStrengthTeamScorer (Assists)Total
1st11:03ESInferno FCJosue Jimenez (Francisco Rivas)1 - 0 Inferno FC
2nd10:57ESInferno FCJairo Gomez - vs 6 attackers2 - 0 Inferno FC
3rd11:27ESInferno FCJacob Martinez (Justin Dzuba) - vs 6 attackers3 - 0 Inferno FC
3rd02:57PPSockers 2Jeff Hughes - 6 attackers3 - 1 Inferno FC
3rd00:02ESInferno FCJosue Jimenez (Thomas Hoang) - vs 6 attackers4 - 1 Inferno FC
4th13:50ESSockers 2Rafael Aguilar (Uziel Gonzalez) - 6 attackers4 - 2 Inferno FC
4th09:34PPInferno FCOscar Montoya (Jairo Gomez) - vs 6 attackers5 - 2 Inferno FC
4th07:08ESInferno FCArmando Gonzalez - vs 6 attackers6 - 2 Inferno FC
4th06:35ESInferno FCEduardo Monreal (Antonio Garcia) - vs 6 attackers7 - 2 Inferno FC
4th05:51ESInferno FCThomas Hoang (Josue Jimenez) - vs 6 attackers8 - 2 Inferno FC
4th03:15SHInferno FCFrancisco Rivas - vs 6 attackers9 - 2 Inferno FC
4th00:10ESInferno FCFrancisco Rivas - vs 6 attackers10 - 2 Inferno FC


2nd01:56Antonio GarciaInferno FCPushing (Blue Card)02:00
3rd04:21Ismael MoralesInferno FCSlide Tackle (No contact with ball) (Blue Card)02:00
4th11:39Served by Rafael AguilarSockers 2Too Many Men (Blue Card)02:00
4th04:31Jorge VelasquezInferno FCTripping (Blue Card)02:00
4th02:51Jared HegardtSockers 2Tripping (Blue Card)02:00


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9Rafael AguilarF101000002100
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16Tim LiermannD000000002000
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61Ramon Torres817.87517:470000000