The Riot were unable to capture their first win of the MISL season Friday night in Omaha. The Vipers came into the contest with a 1-3 record, and they were also looking to get going early on this season. Although the Riot started out strong, and even had a lead as late as the 3rd quarter, Omaha put together a truly impressive run of unanswered points to put the game away late. Jump with me after the break for a recap...
The Riot got off to the lead at the 8:03 mark of the 1st, with a goal by Chris Brisson, assisted by
The Vipers struck right back (as snakes seem to do so well), as
The Riot stepped back on the gas a few minutes before halftime, tallying a goal by Riot scoring leader
The Riot came out strong in the 3rd quarter, as
Omaha then pulled away from the Riot and were able to put the game out of reach. Chile Farias tallied the next 3 goals in succession, with Ricardinho and Shaun David closing out the scoring. Farias went ABOSLUTELY crazy in the game, scoring four goals and was just unstoppable in general. He was Carlos Zambrano to our Michael Barrett.
The Riot fought valiantly, but could not close the gap. The contest ended 17-6, but the Riot have a chance to right the ship as they get right back to business tonight at 6PM vs. the Milwaukee Wave. They will be going into Milwaukee, looking to return the favor of a defeat for the home team that the Wave administered in the Riot's home opener. Remember to check out the action on the Riot's website for live video, and check back here for a complete recap of the Wave contest.