Stars defeat Fury 6-3

Ontario, California (December 23, 2018) - The Ontario Fury, Driven by Mark Christopher Auto Center, got off to a quick lead Sunday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Unfortunately for the Fury, it didn’t last long.

The Tacoma Stars scored the next four goals, including two in 49 seconds in the second quarter, as the Stars defeated the Fury 6-3 Sunday night.

Ontario opened the scoring 1:12 into the game as the Stars were down a man for having too many players on the field. Juan Carlos Gonzalez slammed a pass from Jeff Hughes past Danny Waltman for the 1-0 lead.

But the Stars’ player-coach, Nick Perera drew Tacoma even about nine minutes later, as he blasted a shot past Chris Toth to tie it at 1 through a quarter. The Stars took the lead thanks to a bit of help from the Fury. 

Tacoma’s Jamael Cox raced down the right side of the field and looked to send a crossing pass toward Perera. But retreating defender Andy Reyes couldn’t stop in time, knocking the ball into his own net for a 2-1 lead.Ramos and Perera hooked up again for Tacoma’s third goal, this time with Ramos getting the goal. Then Adam West made it 4-1 49 seconds later.

Maicon de Abreu cut the lead in half before the break, as he finished a second rebound given up by Waltman to make it 4-2.Waltman and Tacoma’s defense locked down the  Fury in the third quarter, as Ontario fired nine shots on the Stars’ goal – to only two from Tacoma in the frame. 

In all, Waltman made 16 saves in the game, and Tacoma defenders blocked nine more shots. Tacoma tacked on two goals late in the fourth on counter attacks, as the Fury pushed forward. West scored his second of the game and Chase Hanson finished it off. 

Chico Francisco Cordiero scored the Fury’s final goal with 1:00 to go.

Ontario will be back on the road after the Christmas holiday, retuning to Turlock to take on the Express at 5 p.m. Dec. 29. Ontario’s first home game in the new year will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 against the Express.

For tickets call 909-457-0252 or purchase online at OntarioFury.com.