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Soccer Spotlight:
KiXX Fall to Defending Champs, 6-3

Saturday, November 19, 2005

By David Deal
Philadelphia KiXX Director of Communications

Philadelphia KiXX (1-1) dropped a 6-3 decision to the defending Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Milwaukee Wave (3-0) in front of 4,210 fans at the Wachovia Spectrum. Marcelo Fontana recorded the game-winning goal on a pass from two-time Spalding Scoring Champion Greg Howes at 10:23 of the third quarter. Peter Pappas (1-1) took the loss for Philadelphia, turning away 17 of the 22 shots he faced, while Nick Vorberg improved to 3-0 for Milwaukee with 15 saves on 18 chances.

Milwaukee opened the scoring, 1-0, as Giuliano Oliviero connected on a pass from teammate Todd Dusosky at 3:50 of the first quarter. KiXX defender Drew Kopp knotted the score even, 1-1, finishing a feed from forward John Barry Nusum at 9:44.

Howes regained the one-point Wave advantage, 2-1, as Dusosky recorded his second assist of the evening at 3:29 of the second stanza. In the final minutes of the second quarter (12:12), Angel Rivillo broke loose down the sideline and sent a pass across the middle to a wide-open Hewerton, who easily deposited the ball into the far corner of the net to give Milwaukee a two-goal margin, 3-1.

Fontana connected on the eventual game winner off a centering pass from Howes at 10:23 of the third quarter that lengthened the Wave advantage, 4-1.

Philadelphia native Pat Morris blasted a right-footer from the yellow line past Vorberg to cut the KiXX deficit to two, 4-2, at 3:56 of fourth period. Ptah Myers recorded the assist on the play. Holy Ghost graduate Chris Fehrle followed to pull the club within one, 4-3, connecting on an assist from forward Goran Vasic at 8:16. Milwaukee responded with a pair of unanswered goals to again cushion their lead to three, 6-3. Defender Jonathan Greenfield struck first on an unassisted tally at 11:16, followed by a score from Matt Schmidt at 12:35.

*Notes:* The first 2,500 fans, under 14, tonight received a Pat Morris Replica T-Shirt, courtesy of JAKO USA. Midfielder David Castellanos made his professional indoor debut. Wave forward Greg Howes recorded his 200^th career goal with his second quarter tally.

Attendance: 4,210

Philadelphia: 1-0-0-2=3 Shots: 26
Goalkeepers: Pappas (L, 17 saves).
Scorers: Fehrle (goal), Kopp (goal), Morris (goal), Myers (assist), Nusum (assist), Vasic (assist).

Milwaukee: 1-2-1-2=6 Shots: 25
Goalkeepers: Vorberg (W, 15 saves).
Scorers: Dusosky (three assists), Fontana (goal), Hewerton (goal), Howes (goal, assist), Oliviero (goal), Rivillo (assist), Schmidt (goal).

The club takes to the road to battle the St. Louis Steamers at the Savvis Center on Saturday November 26. Game-time is slated for 2:05 pm ET. The KiXX return home to entertain the expansion California Cougars on Saturday, December 3. All fans in attendance will receive a complimentary 2005-06 Philadelphia KiXX Team Photo, courtesy of Baum Printing. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:05 pm ET, with the doors opening at 6:00 pm ET.

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