February 23, 2020
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (February 23, 2020) -- The Rochester Lancers will complete their three-game weekend with a Sunday matinee game at Utica City FC.
The Lancers (0-18) are coming off their best performance of the Major Arena Soccer League season, a valiant, yet heart-breaking 6-5 overtime home loss to the Baltimore on Saturday night while Utica did not play.
Rochester overcame a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter behind goals by Gary Boughton, who tallied twice in the match, Rafa Godoi and Diego Mayanga before Juan Pereira scored his second goal of the contest 55 seconds into sudden-death overtime.
On Friday night, Utica (12-3) defeated Rochester, 8-2, at the Dome Arena behind hat-tricks by former Rochester Rhinos standout Nate Bourdeau and Cristhian Segura. Anthony Rozzano and Godoi scored for the host side.
Goalkeeper Brian Wilkin has been nothing short of brilliant for the Lancers with a pair of two fine performances this weekend. Rozzano has accumulated a team-best eight goals and seven assists. Michael Cunningham and Jeremy Ortiz have added seven goals apiece and Mayanga and rookie Matt D'Amico are tied with Rozzano for the team assist lead with seven each.
Utica City has four players who have accumulated more than 20 points this season -- Bo Jelovac (13 goals, 16 assists, 29 points), Segura (19 goals, 9 assists, 28 points), MASL player of the week Moises Gonzalez (16 goals, 10 assists, 26 points) and Bourdeau (9 goals, 11 assists, 20 points).
Former Lancers standout defender and Irondequoit, N.Y. native Jake Schindler has contributed nine goals and eight assists, while ex-Lancers forward Uros Momic has added nine goals.
After this weekend, the Lancers will have five games remaining this season. They visit the Baltimore Blast on Saturday, Feb. 29before they return to the Dome Arena for their final homestand of the season. They welcome the Tropics on Friday, March 6and then the Kansas City Comets on Saturday, March 7 Both contests begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for those games can be purchased at RLancers.com or at the Dome box office on game day.
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.