ONTARIO REELS IN BARRACUDAS TO KEEP PACE
The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Chevrolet, got four goals and two assists from Adrien Perez (Ontario High(, while Ouday Belhadj scored four goals in only his second game in the United States as the Ontario Fury rolled past the Rio Grande Valley Barracudas 13-4 Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Captain Israel Sesay opened the scoring just 17 seconds into the game, converting a pass from Perez. Perez followed it up with his first goal 1:45 later, as he touched home a pass from Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Cal State San Bernardino).
Ontario led 6-2 at half, thanks in part to two goals from Belhadj, who joined the Fury from the Tunisian National Minifootball Team. He was the Most Valuable Player at the World Minifootball Federation World Cup held in Tunisia last October.
Tino Nunez, Thiago Goncalves and Gonzalez also scored for Ontario. Goaltender Claysson de Lima made 19 saves in his debut game with the Fury.
Ontario, which moved back to .500 on the season with the win, will look to extend their winning ways Friday against the Turlock Express at Turlock Indoor Soccer. The game can be seen live on MASL.tv.
The Fury return home at 7 p.m. next Thursday to take on the last remaining undefeated team in the MASL, the Monterrey Flash. It will be First Responders and Scout Night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tickets for the game are on sale now at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office, online through Ticketmaster.com or through the Fury’s offices by calling 909-459-0252.