The Anaheim Bolts surrendered another lead, the third time they've done so, accounting for all three losses. If they were better at killing off games, they'd be atop the Professional Arena Soccer League standings.
Instead, the Bolts are 3-3 following Friday night's 9-8 loss against the Turlock Express (6-3) in Northern California, which followed pattern: Anaheim surged to a decent lead (6-2 midway through the second quarter), conceded seven straight goals (four of them by Jorge Horta), and clawed back within one before it was over.
It ended a three-game PASL Pro winning streak and makes Sunday evening's encounter at Anaheim Convention Center with the Tacoma Stars (3-4) as critical as can be this early in the season.
Hugo Casillas had a hat trick just 5½ minutes into the second quarter for the Bolts -- his seventh, eighth and ninth goals of the season -- Patrick Ruiz added two goals and an assist, and Adriano de Lima tallied and assisted three goals. Leading scorer Enrique Tovar, the PASL Pro's reigning Player of the Week, was held without a goal or assist for the first time.