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Undefeated San Diego Sockers Continue to Roll, Winning 12th Straight

The Sockers, winners of 12 consecutive games, have the best MASL record. Photo: sdsockers.com

Tavoy Morgan set a career record with five goals and one assist on Sunday, while Leonardo de Oliveira added six assists. San Diego Shockers defeated Milwaukee Wave 13-2.

The Sockers (15-0-1, 42 points) won their 12th consecutive game, scoring eight consecutive goals in the second and third quarter at the Pechanga Arena. San Diego, with the best record in the league, remains at the top Western part of the Major Arena Soccer League.

Morgan set the tone, scoring with both feet and even scoring a possible sixth goal in the second quarter, although the replay showed the ball crossed the line. The Jamaican is now second in the league with 26 goals and is tied for eighth place with 32 points.

“I have great teammates and they are always looking for me,” said Morgan. “It was a good win against a champion team.”

Milwaukee (6-8-1, 19 points), however, played short-handled due to a wave of injuries to top players, including Marcio Leite, Luan Oliveira and Alex Bradley.

Wave Ian Bennett scored his league top 31st goal and 40th, but otherwise he was silent.

The Sockers, however, were not. The show started with Charlie Gonzalez scoring a hat trick in the first 24 minutes, including goals back in the second half to clear the 1-1 draw.

Morgan came up from there and De Oliveira – who was a top assist – was at the front with five consecutive goals. Morgan finished three, while Kraig Chiles scored the other two. Chiles, the Sockers’ captain, had his sixth consecutive multi-point game.

Brandon Escoto also scored two goals in the fourth quarter for a weekend with six goals.

Boris Pardo (12-0-1) allowed a goal in three quarters, his sixth consecutive game with three goals or less. Xavier Snaer-Williams completed the fourth quarter, stopping three of the four shots.

The Sockers do not have time to celebrate even though they are five points ahead of Florida for the best league record and 17 points ahead of Ontario in the West.

This is because the second hottest team in the league is next in the program – the Chihuahua Savage (7-5-2), winners seven in a row after a 0-5-2 start.

“We know we have some new kids, so we just have to stay healthy and prepare for them,” Morgan said.

The main match, at 5:05 p.m. Next Sunday, Alumni Night will take place as the Sockers celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first championship team in 1982, welcoming retired legend Kevin Crow.

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