HATS OFF! FURY TROUNCE BAJA 13-4

by Bill Norris

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, got three goals apiece from Tino Nunez, Mauricio Salles and Tiguinho as they beat Atletico Baja 13-4 in the Major Arena Soccer League opener for both teams Sunday at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Nunez totaled five points on the night, adding two first half assists as the Fury rushed out to a 6-2 halftime lead, and then a 9-2 lead after three quarters. He completed his hat trick with 28 seconds left in the game, as Ontario kept the pressure on throughout.

The Fury’s defense, meanwhile, held back the Baja attack. Ontario blocked 10 shots in the game, and only allowed nine to reach goaltender Joey Kapinos.

Besides the goal scorers, the Fury’s attack was spread out among the team, as 10 of the Fury’s 14 field players registered at least one point in the game. Nick Perera had a goal and two assists, Israel Sesay had three assists, while Andy Reyes had a goal and assist and Jinho Kim had two helpers.

Ontario heads out on the road for its next two games, taking on Sonora on Nov. 5 and Tacoma on Nov. 12 before returning home Nov. 25 to take on the Turlock Express at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

The Nov. 25 game will be Teddy Bear Toss night, with fans encouraged to bring stuffed animals to throw on the field after the Fury score their first goal of the night. The toys will be gathered up and donated to local charities.

Tickets for the game are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. Season and group ticket packages are also available through the Ontario Fury by calling 909-457-0252.

 The Fury is also selling their Holiday Plan. The Holiday Plan includes the same seat for three home games starting at only $9. The plan includes special incentives for fans who purchase the plan. For more information, contact the Fury’s offices at 909-457-0252 or go online to OntarioFury.com.