San Diego Sockers Coast by Coyotes

(February 10th, 2017) 

The El Paso Coyotes came out searching for their first ever win versus one of arena soccer’s most dominant teams. It was not meant to be as the Sockers prevailed 10-4 on the night and extending their lead at the top of the Pacific Division to 2.5 games. The Sockers now hold a 11-5 record, while the Coyotes fall to 0-15 on the season.

After testing Sockers goalkeeper Boris Pardo a couple of times early in the 1st quarter, the Sockers settled into their groove. Defender Cesar Cerda, an offseason signing, opened the scoring off a fizzed cross-shot from fellow defender Raymundo Reza. Kraig Chiles extended the lead just before the end of quarter from a nice lobbed pass from Brandon Escoto.

El Paso momentarily halved the deficit but Sockers Brian Farber latched on to pass off the boards from Victor Quiroz and restored the two-goal lead. Chiles and Cerda then turned up the style to make it 5-2 before the end of the half.

With a comfortable 3-goal lead at halftime, the Sockers never looked back, scoring 3 goals in the 3rd quarter. Sockers then went into cruise control. There was not much pressure on the Sockers goal, as the Coyotes only attempted 10 total shots on the night. GK Boris Pardo only had to make 6 saves to get the win.

Unfortunately for El Paso, the Sockers scored more goals (10) than Hector “Dr. Octopus” Castillo saved (9). The Coyotes can take some positives from the game as Bronil Koochie scored two goals on the night and only allowed 19 shots on target.

Sockers captain Kraig Chiles extends his scoring record to 311 career goals while Cesar Cerda notches his first multiple goal game for the Sockers.

Next week the two teams will face off again in San Diego on Thursday, February 16th. The San Diego Sockers will be looking to (almost) clinch their playoff berth versus the Coyotes.

Thursday February 16th will be Sockers “College Night” with special discount on ticket prices for college students, Free Sunglasses for the first 2000 fans, free parking and $2 Bud Light cans (for those over 21 years old!).

You can catch all the Sockers game live on MASLtv Youtube! Make sure to follow San Diego Sockers on social media @sandiegosockers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! #Questfor15