Real Phoenix Defeat Arizona Storm 7-1
Phoenix, AZ (Saturday, December 1st, 2012) - The two AZ PASL teams squared off again for the second time this season with Real Phoenix defeating the Arizona Storm 7-1, equalizing the season series at one a piece.
Real Phoenix’s Vlastimir Davidovic scored in the 2nd quarter and then scored two late goals to put the game on ice in the fourth quarter. The hat trick is the first of Davidocic’s career.
Stellar defense by Real combined with another Man of the Match performance by Real GK Ryszard Gorski, saw the team shutout the Storm for 45 minutes after allowing a late Mitch Garcia goal in the first quarter off of a set piece.
Gorski’s performance should also be noted for his toughness in continuing the game after he suffered a nasty collision with Storm defender Nicholas Barraza.
“I was little worried there,” said Real Phoenix Head Coach Kevin Grub. “Ryszard is one of the best GK’s in the league and when I was out on the field it was a little devastating to see that he might not be able to play.”
As one of the few veterans of the team Ryszard has provided a anchor of stability for the young Real team since the season started. Other than a nasty defeat against the San Diego Sockers, Ryszard has had two stellar performances and will be looking to even the series against the Sockers when they visit Real on Saturday night.
“I think we came together tonight,” said Ryszard. “We have been working hard on practice after last week’s loss andI think we proved how good of a team we are today.”
Next game for Real will be against San Diego on Saturday night, December 8, at the Barney Family Sports Complex.
Next game for Storm will be against Rio Grande Valley on Friday night, December 7th, at the State Farm Arena. They will stay in Texas and play again Saturday night against the Strikers at Ford Arena.
Arizona Storm – Mitch Garcia (unassisted) 14:32
Phoenix – Paul Allen (Randy Soderman) 0:50
Phoenix – Kenny McAvoy (Ami Hanan) 2:32
Phoenix – Greg Veatch (Davey Lopez) 5:24
Phoenix – Vlastimir Davidovic (unassisted) 11:37
Phoenix – Davey Lopez (unassisted) 8:18
Phoenix – Vlastimir Davidovic (Ryszard Gorski) 7:22 Phoenix
Vlastimir Davidovic (Randy Soderman) 10:24