FURY CAN'T EXTINGUISH SOLES, FALL 13-8 TO SONORA

by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, got two goals and an assist apiece from Mauricio Salles and Alex Caceres, but it wasn’t enough on Saturday night, as they fell to Soles de Sonora 13-8 at Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Mexico.

The Fury (1-1) fell behind 3-0 but rallied back to 4-2 at the end of 1, as Salles and Caceres scored the first of their two goals, and a pair of goals by Tiguinho Dias to close the first half made it 6-4.

But Sonora scored the first two goals of the second half and held off a Fury rally that pulled the score back to 8-7. Daniel Lopez had three goals for the Soles, with Franck Tayou, last year’s league MVP, adding two goals and an assist.

Ontario goaltender Joey Kapinos was credited with 31 saves (on 44 shots) as Sonora peppered shots on its short field.

The Fury were playing with Nick Perera, who was unavailable after playing with the United States National Beach Soccer team at a tournament in Dubai over the week. Ontario will return to action next Saturday against the Tacoma Stars at ShoWare Center. The game will kickoff at 6 p.m.

Ontario will return home on Black Friday, Nov. 25, for a 7 p.m. game against the Turlock Express at Citizens Business Bank Arena. It will be Teddy Bear Toss night, as fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to the arena to throw on the field after the Fury’s first goal to be collected for local childrens charities.

Tickets for the game start at $10 and are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com and through the Ontario Fury’s offices by calling 909-457-0252. Season and group ticket packages are also available now by calling the Fury or going online at OntarioFury.com.

The Ontario Fury’s Holiday Pack is also on sale now, with packages starting at $9 per seat for three games at Citizens Business Bank Arena and a gift card to Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Ticket information is available at OntarioFury.com/holiday-plan or by calling the Fury at 909-457-0252.