Blizzard Suffer First Loss of Season
DENVER, CO – The Blizzard went from winning big at home on Saturday night, 15-2 over the Las VegasKnights, to having their undefeated record snatched away from them less than 24 hours later at thehands of their rival, the Colorado Inferno, by the score of 11-6 at the Coliseum.
It was tied 4-4 at halftime, but the Inferno exploded for seven goals in the second half, outscoring the Blizzard 7-2 on their way to victory. The win moves the Inferno into a tie with the Fury for first place in the West, while the Blizzard fall a half-game back of the Mustangs in the East.
Things were physical throughout, but even more so in the fourth quarter. At one point, the Blizzard were reduced to four on the floor after Cody Stratton and Alex Moseley were rung-up 21 seconds apart, Stratton for tripping and Moseley for elbowing; Moseley was then shown the red card as he already had two cards from earlier in the quarter for tripping (blue card) and unsporting behavior (yellow card). An ejection in pro arena soccer results from the accumulation of any three timed penalties (cards).
First half scoring summary:
Blizzard: Brice Colcombe (unassisted), Cody Stratton (Stibe Torres), Ryan Mcaleer (Torres), andRyan Mcaleer (Stratton)
Inferno: Jairo Gomez (Ismael Morales), Eduardo Monreal (Jacob Martinez), Eduardo Monreal(unassisted), and Eduardo Monreal (Oscar Montoya)
Second half scoring summary:
Blizzard: Udobong Obotette (unassisted), and Luke Burgard (Edgar Olivas)
Inferno: Oscar Montoya (Eduardo Monreal), Jairo Gomez (Francisco Rivas), Thomas Hoang,Thomas Hoang (Ismael Morales), Josue Jimenez, Oscar Montoya (Francisco Rivas), FranciscoRivas
The Blizzard are back at it next weekend on Saturday, February 17 for their final home game of the season versus the Ontario Fury II at 7:05 pm. Tickets are available at www.axs.com or at the Coliseum box-office.
About the Colorado Blizzard:
The Blizzard is a charter member of the newly launched Major Arena Soccer League 2 (MASL2), which serves as the second division in the professional indoor soccer tier under the Major Arena Soccer League. The Major Arena Soccer League launched in 2008 and currently has 16 teams located in the United States and Mexico. MASL2, or “M2” as it’s called, has 10 teams spread across the U.S. To learn more about MASL2, please visit www.M2soccer.com.
Prior to joining M2, the Blizzard were standout members of the Premier Arena Soccer League, anamateur league founded in 1997, boasting a lifetime record of 47-10-6 and were six-time PASL Rocky Mountain Division Champions and twice PASL Regular Season Champion (2010-11 and 2011-12).The Colorado Blizzard Sports franchise mission includes being ambassadors of soccer, contributing to our community, and youth soccer development. We are working with local organizations such as Children’s Hospital, Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, and metro area public recreation departments. To learn more about the Colorado Blizzard, please visit www.CoBlizz.com.