Matt Clare’s late goal saved the San Diego Sockers from dropping their home opener against a plucky Syracuse Silver Knights team.
Following a 9-5 win in El Paso, the San Diego Sockers came into their home opener on November 5th looking to start their season 2-0. The team standing in their way was the Syracuse Silver Knights. Syracuse was coming off a 7-6 overtime win vs. Turlock. It was the battle of the 1-0’s in Valley View Casino Center. Let’s dig in and find out who won.
Syracuse wasted no time getting the scoring started, taking a 1-0 lead 39 seconds into the game. Sockers tied the game when Cesar Cerda scored off a deep assist from the Goal Keeper Chris Toth. Neither team could capitalize on great scoring opportunities including a play where Syracuse Goalie Andrew Coughlin made two remarkable saves in a span of 3 seconds, and a missed Sockers goal just off the Crossbar. The 1st quarter ended with a 1-1 tie.
San Diego Sockers Cesar Cerda scores…
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