Los Angeles Soccer: PASL

INDOOR: Bolts closer, but another loss

November, 20, 2011
11/20/11
8:59
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The Anaheim Bolts again battled the San Diego Sockers goal for goal. This time they kept it close.


What the expansion indoor team could not do was dial up its first victory. Brian Farber's goal 5 minutes into overtime -- his second of the game -- lifted San Diego to a 7-6 victory Saturday night at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Sockers (2-0), the two-time defending Professional Arena Soccer League champion, rallied from a three-goal, third-quarter deficit to tie the score twice in the final period, forcing overtime on Majell Aterado's power-play goal with 46 seconds to go in regulation.

Adriano de Lima scored a hat trick, Hugo Casillas added two power-play goals and Enrique Tovar had a goal and three assists for the Bolts (0-2), who opened a 5-2 lead with a little less than a minute to go in the third quarter.

Anaheim took the lead six times in a 10-6 loss to the Sockers in last weekend's opener in Anaheim, fading mightily in the fourth quarter. They faded again this time, giving up three successive goals, then surged ahead on Casillas' second with 5:10 remaining. But there was no answer for Aterado, and Farber's strike ended the game.

“I feel heartbroken for the guys,” coach Bernie Lilavois told the Bolts' website. “Our guys can be real proud of their effort, but all credit to San Diego.”

The Bolts return to Anaheim Convention Center on Dec. 2 against Western Division leader Turlock Express (4-0).

INDOOR: Bolts open boldly in loss

November, 13, 2011
11/13/11
8:36
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ANAHEIM -- Six times the Anaheim Bolts surged ahead Saturday night, and as pluses go, that was a pretty good one.


Southern California's new pro indoor team will need time to gel, of course, but there were positives in its Professional Arena Soccer League debut at the Anaheim Convention Center.

It didn't end so wonderfully, with two-time defending PASL champ San Diego scoring the final five goals for a 10-6 victory, but that didn't diminish the occasion.

“It was awesome. An awesome experience,” said Bernie Lilavois, the Bolts' head coach and managing partner. “And to have the boys come out so fired up and have the lead almost 3 quarters of the game, you couldn't write the book better, you know?”

Kraig Chiles scored three goals and assisted two more for the Sockers, who rallied from every deficit and took their first lead midway through the fourth quarter on Dan Antoniuk's blast off the crossbar from about 35 feet. It was lopsided the rest of the way, with Chiles, Nate Hetherington and Brian Farber adding goals.

“They're loaded with talent,” Lilavois said. “When it counted, they stepped up. ... [Our] boys fell apart. It's the lack of experience, honestly. We've got, like, two guys who have played indoors, and the rest of the guys are all indoor rookies. We just couldn't hold on. If it were three quarters, we would have won the game.”

Enrique Tovar scored the club's first official goal, providing a lead 4 minutes, 7 seconds in, and Miguel Sanchez, Adriano de Lima, Carlos Borja and Hugo Casillas, with two, added goals for Anaheim.

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