(Chicago, IL) – Mauricio Salles scored a 3-point goal with 11 seconds remaining to give the Rochester Lancers (4-3) a 13-11 win over the Chicago Soul (2-6). The goal was Salles’ second of the game and capped a Lancers comeback from trailing 11-6 after three quarters of play. Jeremy Ortiz also scored a pair of goals for the Lancers. With the Lancers scoring six goals, Dunkin Donuts will donate six pounds of coffee to Foodlink of Western NY.
The Soul and Lancers would trade goals in the first quarter with Carlos Munoz getting the hosts on the board first and Ortiz answering for the visitors.
The Lancers would take their first lead of the game in the second quarter when Salles scored with the man advantage. Chicago would re-take the lead with back to back goals by Christian Meza and Bato Radoncic. But, MISL leading scorer Doug Miller would score to even the score at 6-6 at halftime.
The third quarter was all Chicago with Meza scoring twice for the hat trick. But, that only set the stage for the Lancers fourth quarter comeback. Ortiz would score his second of the game to get things started. Then with Ortiz on as the sixth attacker, Stephen Basso would score to pull the Lancers to within a point. Then with Ortiz back out as the sixth attacker and with eleven seconds left, Salles would score with a blast from his right foot to provide the winning goal.
The Lancers will return to action Saturday, December 8th as they travel to play Milwaukee Wave at 4:00 pm. The Lancers will return home to Christopher J. Wilmot Field at the Blue Cross Arena on December 15th when they host the Wichita Wings at 1 pm. All matches can be heard live on the Lancers flagship station Fickle 93.3 FM with veteran broadcaster Joe Giuliano once again calling all of the action. In addition all MISL matches can be seen live via webcast at www.MISLLive.com.
Rochester Lancers Season Tickets are now available on the Lancers’ website at www.RochesterLancers.com or by calling (585) 872-KICK . Lancers tickets are available at all local Wegmans locations, through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone or online at www.ticketmaster.com.