The Sacramento Surge (0-7) lost to the visiting Toros Mexico (3-2) 7-6 in overtime Saturday night. This was a rematch of the Surge's first win of their expansion season and they were looking to repeat the outcome. Sacramento came out to a 1-0 lead but the Toros struck back by trading goals with the Surge and ended the first period with a 2-2 tie. The second period was all Toros as they dominated by outscoring the Surge 2-1 entering halftime with a 4-3 lead. Sacramento came out and dominated the third by shutting down the Toros offense and scoring the only goal of the period tying the game 4-4.
Sacramento smelled blood in the water and scored twice giving them a 6-4 lead. Unfortunately, mistakes on offensive and defensive by the Surge along with a power play advantage for the Toros gave them the opportunity to score twice in the waning minutes of the fourth period allowing them to tie the game. The game went into overtime. If the game remained tied after the extra period then a shoot out would determine the winner. Both teams took to the pitch aggressively and attacked both sides of the net. But a mistake in the Surge's defense was exposed and the Toros exploited it by scoring a quick goal allowing them to win the game.
The Surge's next game will be Saturday at the Estadio Azteca. They will take on the visiting Yamhill County Crew. The game is part of the U.S. Open Cup of Arena Soccer. It's free to attend and it will begin a 7:00 at Estadio Azteca. Sacramento next PASL home game will be January 4th against Bay Area Rosal. Tickets for all Surge home games are either availible at the box office of Estadio Azteca or they can be purchased at http://www.sacsurge.com and for more information about the Professional Indoor Soccer League please visit http://www.paslsoccer.com