by Lynae de Leon

The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, will conclude their two-game road trip Saturday evening in Kent, Wash., as they take on the Tacoma Stars in the Fury's first Pacific Division game of the season.

The game at the ShoWare Center will kickoff at 6 p.m. and there will be live online coverage on YouTube.com.

Ontario enters the game with a 1-1 record, losing its previous game 13-8 to the defending Western Conference Champion Soles de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Mauricio Salles and Alex Caceres each had two goals and an assist for the Fury in the loss.

Now the Fury turn their attention to a Tacoma team that eliminated Ontario from the playoffs in the final game of the 2015-16 season with a goal by Michael Ramos with 40 seconds remaining in the game.

Ontario has been led this season by Salles and Tino Nunez, who each have posted six points. Salles and Tiguinho have scored five goals apiece to pace the Fury. Nick Perera will be available for the Fury after returning home from his duty with the U.S. National Beach Soccer Team.

Tacoma enters the game with an identical 1-1 record, as they defeated Sonora 8-4 at home, then lost to division rival Turlock last weekend 7-5. Jamael Cox leads the Stars with four goals on the season, and Dan Antoniuk, picked up in the offseason from San Diego, is tied for the team lead in points with Cox with a goal and three assists.

Ontario will return home to take on the Turlock Express at 7 p.m. November 25 at Citizens Business Bank Arena. It will be Teddy Bear Toss night, as fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to throw onto the field after the Fury score their first goal of the game. The toys will be gathered and donated to local charities. Tickets for the game are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, online at Ticketmaster.com and through the Fury’s offices by calling 909-457-0252.


The ONTARIO FURY, DRIVEN BY MARK CHRISTOPHER CHEVROLET, are the Inland Empire’s newest professional sports franchise, bringing the fast-paced, high-speed action of arena soccer to the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The team, which is part of the Major Arena Soccer League, is committed to advancing soccer at every level across Inland Southern California. Visit OntarioFury.com for information.