Las Vegas Legends Defeat San Diego Sockers

David Powers (#3), with some quick footwork against the San Diego Sockers on Sunday, November 23.

David Powers (#3), with some quick footwork against the San Diego Sockers on Sunday, November 23.

The Las Vegas Legends, Las Vegas’ only current major league sports team, came to play on Sunday afternoon at the Orleans Arena as they defeated their rivals, the San Diego Sockers, 9-7 leaving the Las Vegas Legends victorious. Playing in front of an enthusiastic crowd of fans, the Legends played in a battle of epic proportions with the Legends banding together to give them their highest scoring game thus far in the season.

In the first quarter, the San Diego Sockers were the first to score with a goal by Matias Kruger. The Legends answered with two goals in the first ten minutes by Boris Gujic (#21) and Franck Tayou (#9). The Legends momentum started to build at the start of the second quarter with a goal by Franck Tayou (#9). The Sockers scored two more goals in the first period with another Legends goal scored by Eric Guzman (#7) leaving the end of the period tied at 2-2.

Franck Tayou (#9), had a big night with two goals Sunday, November 23.

Franck Tayou (#9), had a big night with two goals Sunday, November 23.

The second quarter proved no different with back and forth goals between the two teams including one more by Gujic (#21) and another by Guzman (#7) with only three seconds left in the half. By the time each of the teams went to their locker rooms for halftime, the score was still tied at five apiece.

The Legends smothering defense kept the Sockers at bay in the third quarter and scored two more goals by Ivan Campos (#24) and Felipe Gonzalez (#12) in the powerplay.

The fourth quarter started with another goal by the Legends less than two minutes into the period by Gonzalez (#12). San Diego scored two more goals in the fourth while the Legends added one more point to the scoreboard with a goal by Tayou (#9), ending the game with a 9-7 victory.

 Zeke Sanchez (#1), with one of many saves against the San Diego Sockers on Sunday, November 23.

Zeke Sanchez (#1), with one of many saves against the San Diego Sockers on Sunday, November 23.

With 21 shots on goal and nine total goals including two apiece from Gujic, Tayou and Gonzalez, the Legends shot to goal ratio was their highest all season. The Las Vegas Legends endurance and hard work was seen firsthand by their excited fans in the stands. On Tuesday, December 2 at 7:05 p.m., the Las Vegas Legends will take on the Ontario Fury in their next home game.

Tickets are priced at $9 for children and $20 for adults, and can be purchased by visiting www.OrleansArena.com or by calling (702) 284-7777 or toll free at (888) 234-2334.For more information, visitwww.LasVegasLegends.com.

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