Waza Silence Vortex in 12-1 Home Opener Blowout

Date: Nov 10, 2012
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Waza Silence Vortex in 12-1 Home Opener Blowout

(Detroit, Michigan) - Detroit WAZA FLO celebrated a resounding victory Saturday night before a packed and enthusiastic home crowd beating the Ohio Vortex 12-1.

Due to a temporary glitch in the arena's sound system, co-head coach, Dominic Scicluna, lead both teams in a spontaneous rendition of the national anthem to kick-start the match.

Zach Branca started the scoring early for Ohio, but Detroit answered back with a goal by Darrel Quinn (assisted by Miki Djerisilo) and another by returning WAZA alumni Drew Ducker (assisted by Fernando Gatica).

Early in the second quarter, Ducker again found the back of the net (assisted by Gatica) and "Man of the Match" Valentino Scicluna put in his first of four goals for the evening (assisted Djerisilo)

The third and fourth quarters were a display of technical skill and creative scoring, proving Ohio no match for Detroit's veteran talent. Costea Decu had a great return to the pitch scoring three (assists by Djerisilo, Ducker and Niki Djokic) with Fernando Gatica (assist by Doug Rice) and crowd favorite Aaron Byrd each adding a point. Another notable stand-out was the return of WAZA alum, Worteh Sampson, with three assists for the night.

Detroit returns to the Taylor Sportsplex Sunday, November 18th to battle Illinois Piasa with a 2:30 kick-off.
Detroit's home games are played at the Taylor Sportsplex 13333 Telegraph Road Taylor MI 48180

For ticket information, please contact Kate Avery at or visit

The Detroit WAZA FLO are charter members of the Professional Arena Soccer League, which is starting its fifth season of play. For more information, visit the team's home page at or the PASL's official website at 

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