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Dallas Sidekicks Defeat Texas Strikers 16-4 on the Road, Remain Undefeated at 6-0

Date: Dec 29, 2012
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Dallas Sidekicks Defeat Texas Strikers 16-4 on the Road, Remain Undefeated at 6-0

BEAUMONT, Texas—The Dallas Sidekicks defeated the Texas Strikers on the road 16-4 Saturday night, extending the Sidekicks record to 6-0.

The Sidekicks took an early lead in the first quarter with a pair of goals from Jamie Lovegrove. Two more Dallas goals from Renato Pereira and Paolo da Silva went unanswered, and the Sidekicks were up 4-0 at the end of the quarter.

Dallas began another four-goal rally quickly in the second quarter, Franck Mbemba extending his scoring streak to five games with a goal at 3:26. Soon after, Michael Uremovich got his seventh of the season at 4:46. Almost a minute later and less than 20 seconds apart, Mbemba and da Silva each scored their second of the night. Texas’ Kyamran Tairov quickly responded with a powerplay goal and put the Strikers on the board at 7:55. Jose Olabarrieta continued the Texas spree, taking advantage of a penalty kick at 12:29. Lovegrove struck back at 14:42, completing his first hat trick of the season and putting the Sidekicks up 9-2 going into halftime.

RJ Luevano kicked off scoring in the third quarter, getting an early goal at 1:28. Uremovich scored his second of the night on the powerplay at 4:29. Texas responded with a powerplay goal of their own from Jonathan Sanchez, but soon after Mbemba struck again at 10:24 and secured his third hat trick in three games.

Mbemba continued his onslaught in the fourth quarter, scoring his fourth of the night—tying the single-player season-high for the Sidekicks—at 1:01. Carlos Videla scored two quick goals in the following minutes, and Lovegrove struck at 11:55, also getting his fourth of the night. Texas’ Dominic Brame was rewarded on an unassisted effort at 12:08, but the Sidekicks came away with the win with a final score of 16-4.

The Sidekicks will return home to the Allen Event Center to face the Rio Grande Valley Flash on Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Individual and season tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. For more information, visit www.dallassidekicks.net or call 214-550-6130. Follow the team on Twitter @GoSidekicks or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoSidekicks.

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About the Dallas Sidekicks
The Dallas Sidekicks are a professional indoor soccer team competing in the Professional Arena Soccer League. The team plays their home games at the Allen Event Center. The original Sidekicks were founded in 1984 and won four indoor championships in their tenure. Led by indoor soccer legend and Head Coach and Tatu, the Sidekicks are bringing indoor soccer back to Dallas.

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