WIN DOESN'T COME EASY AS MUSTANGS DEFEAT RISERS
Hoffman Estates, IL - A hard-fought battle saw the Chicago Mustangs win against the Muskegon Risers at the Grand Sports Arena (Hoffman Estates, IL) in front of an energetic crowd that never stop supporting the Mustangs with original chants and the unique flavor injected by “Disturbio” – the official supporters group.
The Risers stroke first with a goal scored by Kody Harrell with 6:41 left on the first quarter. Two minutes after the Mustangs responded with a goal by Alexis Camarena that seal a tie for the first period. Both team open their lines and the second quarter ended with a Mustang lead 5-3 thanks to goals from Francisco González (2) – 13:31/3:10 -, Ephraim Beard – 7:59 - and Pierre Ibarra – 4:22 -, the visitors’ goals came from Cameron Brandow -4:50 – and Paris Martins – 2:41 -.
The third quarter was almost a copy of the first with both teams engaging in an extremely physical game that only allowed for two goals, Francisco González – 11:58 – assisted by Alexis Camarena and Paris Martins (Risers) –5:16 – assisted by Patryk Biel.
The Risers jumped onto the fourth quarter with the intention of stealing the game from the Mustangs and came close as they were able to tie the game with 7:46 on the clock thanks to goals by Nick Capisciolto – 12:49 -, Stu Collings (2) – 9:16/7:46 -.
With the pressure mounting but inspired by the chants and cheers from coming from the crowd, especially from the “Disturbio” group, the Mustangs put the foot on the pedal and lead by an entertaining Alfonso “Negro” Sandoval’s performance, retook the lead to never lose it again. Four straight goals by Patricio Barroche (3) – 6:07/3:23/1:36 – and Erik Rodríguez -2:17 -, sealed the game for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs will be back in action on Saturday February 3rd at the Grand Sports Arena (Hoffman Estates, IL) with a 7:05 kickoff time. Tickets are available now at the Grand Sports Arena front desk or calling (847) 884-0919. The Chicago Mustangs are a proud member of the MASL 2 league, more information can be obtain at www.chicagomustangspro.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org