Flash, Legends Riding High
The Monterrey Flash (11-1) easily held serve at home against the Hidalgo La Fiera (9-2), 11-6 before 7,123 at Arena Monterrey on Sunday. The night before, the San Diego Sockers (7-3) nearly rallied from a 7-1 deficit, but lost 12-9 to the Las Vegas Legends (9-2) before 4,724 at the Valley View Casino Center.
That Las Vegas lost Sunday in Tijuana didn't diminish the successful weekend for the Legends, who had never beaten the Sockers despite two close calls. It was a landmark win for the franchise and came before a fired up crowd. San Diego sliced the 7-1 deficit to just 7-6 in the second half and later rallied from 9-6 to 9-8, but could not pull even.
In the other big game, featuring the Central Division's top two teams, the Flash jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Four different players had two goals each for the Flash who will meet Hidalgo for the final time this regular season on January 18 at State Farm Arena, which will conclude the Flash's road schedule. Monterrey will finish up with three home games against Texas, San Diego, and Saltillo.
In the Eastern Division, the Chicago Mustangs improved to 9-0 with a 13-1 rout of the Illinois Piasa and the Cleveland Freeze (9-3) kept pace with a 14-11 win over the Detroit Waza Flo. Both teams rallied from three goal deficits in the first half. Allen Eller tied a PASL record with seven assists and took over the league scoring lead with 41 points. Ironically, the Freeze have scored 40 goals in their last two games, and Eller hasn't scored any of them.
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Wichita, Tulsa in Rare Pitchers' Duel
On Friday the Wichita B-52s beat the Tulsa Revolution 4-2, matching the lowest scoring game of the season. The game matched the B-52s previous game which also totaled just six goals, a 6-0 loss to Dallas.
The Week Ahead
|Las Vegas||Turlock||Fri, Jan 17||7:05 pm||Turlock IS|
|Cleveland||Chicago||Sat, Jan 18||5:05 pm||Grand Sports|
|Dallas||Tulsa||Sat, Jan 18||6:05 pm||Cox Business|
|Illinois||Wichita||Sat, Jan 18||7:05 pm||Hartman Arena|
|Bay Area||San Diego||Sat, Jan 18||7:05 pm||VV Casino Arena|
|Cincinnati||Harrisburg||Sat, Jan 18||7:05 pm||Farm Show|
|Monterrey||Hidalgo||Sat, Jan 18||7:35 pm||State Farm|
|Texas||Saltillo||Sat, Jan 18||8:05 pm||Deportivo RSS|
|Bay Area||Mexico||Sun, Jan 19||1:05 pm||Unisantos Park|
|San Diego||Ontario||Sun, Jan 19||4:05 pm||Citizens Bank|
|Texas||Monterrey||Sun, Jan 19||5:05 pm||Arena Monterrey|