KiXX Defeat Dallas in Overtime, Extend Winning Streak to Three
Defender Glenn Carbonara Scores at 4:01 of Overtime to Keep the KiXX Perfect at Home
Saturday, October 19, 2002
By David Deal
The 2001-02 Major Indoor Soccer League Champion Philadelphia KiXX (3-1) defeated the Dallas Sidekicks (2-3) 10-8 in the first overtime of the season in front of 3,127 fans at the First Union Spectrum. KiXX defender Glenn Carbonara scored the game-winning goal at 4:01 in overtime, on an assist from goalkeeper Peter Pappas. Pappas (3-1) earned the victory and recorded nine saves, while David Doyle (0-1) took the loss for Dallas, stopping 11 shots on goal.
Dallas notched the only two goals of the first quarter as Frank Filo and Tatu tallied a 2pt goal each, less than five minutes apart to put the Sidekicks up 4-0 after one full quarter of play.
In the second period, the KiXX got on the board as Gary DePalma just under five minutes into the quarter. Filo responded with his second goal of the game to extend the Sidekicks lead to 6-2. DePalma answered right back, scoring his second 2pt goal of the half, bring the KiXX within two, 6-4 entering the half.
After the break, the Sidekicks extended their lead to 8-4, as Nick Stavrou scored his first goal of the game. The KiXX Shawn Boney responded to once again pull the KiXX to within two, 8-6 at the end of the third quarter.
The KiXX Matt Knowles scored the only goal of the fourth quarter to knot the game at eight and send it into overtime.
Philadelphia's Glenn Carbonara scored the game-winning goal at 4:01 of overtime on an assist from goalkeeper Peter Pappas. The win extends the KiXX winning streak to three and they now remain unbeaten at home.
"We fought hard to battle back and force overtime, and were fortunate to earn the victory. They knocked us off on a last second goal in the (season) opener (9/28) and we knew it was going to be tough tonight. We're just glad to get the win," stated Carbonara.
Notes: Philadelphia's only loss of the season came on opening night against the Dallas Sidekicks in Dallas. The KiXX outshot the the Sidekicks 30-19. The loss of Dallas goalkeeper Sagu in a previous game forced the Sidekicks to use forward David Doyle in goal against Philadelphia.
The KiXX are back in action next Friday, October 25, 2002 against the Milwaukee Wave at the Bradley Center. Philadelphia returns home next Saturday, October 26, 2002 against the Kansas City Comets at the First Union Spectrum. The contest is set to kick-off at 7:05 pm.
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