The Stars’ Michael Ramos, left, battles the Fury’s Israel Sesay for the ball during MASL play Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Stars

The Stars’ Michael Ramos, left, battles the Fury’s Israel Sesay for the ball during MASL play Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Stars

Stars falls to Fury 6-3 for first loss of season

Perez powers Ontario with four goals

  • Monday, December 17, 2018 11:35am
  • Sports

League-leading scorer Adrien Perez picked up four goals, leading the Ontario (Calif.) Fury to a 6-3 Major Arena Soccer League victory over the Tacoma Stars in front of 3,505 fans at the accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday night.

The Stars, playing in coach Darren Sawatzky’s final home game, dropped to 2-1. The Fury are 3-0.

Sawatzky accepted the head coaching job with FC Tucson, a new United Soccer League One (USL1) franchise, the Kent-based club announced Wednesday. The league begins play in the spring.

On the pitch Saturday night, Perez opened the scoring with 7:33 left in the first quarter. Juan Carlos Gonzalez added his first of two goals of the night for the Fury, and Perez knocked in his second of the game to close out scoring in the period.

The Stars responded with three goals of their own – markers by Cory Keitz, Matt Clare and Jamael Cox, who banged his in with just three seconds left in the half.

Perez completed his hat trick with 4:54 remaining in the half.

Scoring slowed dramatically in the second half. Gonzalez scored his second goal of the game in the third quarter, and Perez produced his fourth in the fourth.

The Stars are on the road next week with games in San Diego at 7:05 p.m. Saturday and Ontario at 5:05 p.m. Sunday. The games are streamed live on with live stats available at

The Stars’ next home game is Friday, Jan. 11 against the defending MASL Champion Monterrey Flash. Kickoff is 7:35 p.m.

For tickets, call 1-844-782-7784 or go to

More in Sports

Ravens scramble back, zero in on division title

Auburn Riverside sweeps challengers to remain unbeaten in duals

Flores becomes Lions’ all-time leading scorer

Senior scores 26 points in Auburn Mountainview’s 53-51 loss to Ravens

Wedman hat trick leads Thunderbirds past Royals 6-4

6,021 teddy bears collected for first responders | PHOTOS

WWU’s Taylor, an Auburn Mountainview grad, takes second in the high jump at Dempsey Indoor meet

Western Washington University’s Maddie Taylor, a 2014 Auburn Mountainview High School graduate,… Continue reading

Auburn baseball makes coaching change

Mentink out after 5 seasons; Elliott steps in as interim coach

In the spotlight

Trojans roll to dual win in visit to the PAC

Thunderbirds speed past Swift Current

Richards has two goals in 5-3 win over Broncos

T-Birds jolt the roster

Flurry of deals: goalie Hughes, Andrusiak traded as WHL team fills needs, gains prospects and draft picks

Former T-Birds star Barzal makes NHL All-Star Game

Player shined in four seasons at Kent’s ShoWare Center

Nelson, Russell grab weight titles as Ravens settle for third at Herren showcase

Hanson captures 152-pound title for Auburn Mountainview

The Thunderbirds’ Zack Andrusiak celebrates after scoring one of his four goals against the Winterhawks on Saturday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
Thunderbirds fall to Winterhawks in wild game to end 2018

Andrusiak has four goals in 8-6 loss to Portland

Thunderbirds goalie Liam Hughes reaches to make one of his 30 saves against the Cougars on Friday night. COURTESY PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
Cougars claw past Thunderbirds

Mount scores in 2-1 loss to Prince George