PABLO, MUNOZ ON MISL TEAM OF THE WEEK
TAMPA, Fla. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced on Tuesday that Missouri Comets midfielder Vahid Assadpour has been named the MISL Player of the Week for the eighth week of the 2013-14 regular season. Assadpour scored 15 points in three games and notched a pair of game-winning goals as the Comets remained firmly in the playoff positions at the midway point of the season.
Assadpour, who now leads the MISL with 47 points, opened the New Year in outstanding form as he posted a hat trick and an eight-point game to lead the Comets past the Rochester Lancers, 19-17. Assadpour had the first and last goals in the contest, with his fourth-quarter finish proving to be the winner.
After recording a pair of assists in the Comets’ loss against the Baltimore Blast on Friday night, Assadpour again had a strong performance on Sunday as the Comets edged past the Lancers in the second game of their home-and-home series. The Comets’ captain scored the overtime winner in an 11-9 victory as he led the side with five points in the game.
The Milwaukee Wave and Baltimore Blast each had a pair of players named to the team, with the Wave’s Carlos Munoz and Pablo both earning selection after strong individual performances in a pair of wins. Munoz had a hat trick for Milwaukee as it defeated the Syracuse Silver Knights 20-10 on New Year’s Eve, while Pablo had a hat trick to rally the Wave past the St. Louis Ambush on Friday night.
Baltimore’s Tony Donatelli and Mike Lookingland were also selected, with Donatelli earning his berth after a seven-point game led the Blast to a 14-6 win against Missouri. Lookingland was strong in each of the Blast’s three victories, and had a hat trick as his side defeated Pennsylvania 16-5 on Saturday night.
St. Louis Ambush goalkeeper Jeff Richey rounded out the team after helping his side go 1-1 during the week as he recorded 37 saves in the two games. Richey was crucial in keeping the Ambush in the game and allowed them to rally late to take a 14-12 win against the Rochester Lancers Saturday.
The MISL continues this weekend with three games, highlighted by Friday night’s clash between the Missouri Comets and Syracuse Silver Knights at The Oncenter War Memorial. All of this week’s action can be seen on YouTube.com, with in-game updates available on Twitter (@MISLSoccer) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MajorIndoorSoccerLeague).