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Miller Named Player of the Week
Six-goal game against Missouri tied MISL record

MISL News Release

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today that Rochester Lancers forward Doug Miller had been named the league’s Player of the Week for the fifth week of the 2012-13 season. The honor is Miller’s second this season, and came thanks to his MISL record-tying performance on Saturday night as he scored six goals in the Lancers’ victory against Missouri.

In front of a crowd of 6,009 at Blue Cross Arena, Miller opened his account when he gave the Lancers an early 4-2 lead. He then added three goals in the second quarter, keeping the Lancers up by one at the halftime break, before scoring twice more in the third quarter. His six goals set a new Lancers’ record, besting his teammate Mauricio Salles’ five-goal game last season, and tied the MISL record set by Missouri’s Byron Alvarez on February 26, 2012 against the Milwaukee Wave.

Miller also now leads the MISL with 29 points and 13 goals, sitting four points ahead of Alvarez in the scoring race.

Three players from the Syracuse Silver Knights were named to the Team of the Week as Bryan O’Quinn, Ryan Hall and Jamar Beasley were all honored after their side took a pair of victories over the weekend.

O’Quinn in particular had a standout weekend, recording 27 saves and conceding just three goals in the Silver Knights’ 13-7 win against the Missouri Comets on Friday night before making 19 saves and conceding four goals in a 23-8 victory against Rochester. Hall also chipped in defensively, recording five blocked shots against the Comets as he controlled the back line, while Beasley shone on his debut in his debut on Sunday, scoring two goals and adding an assist against the Lancers.

Also named to the Team of the Week is the Milwaukee Wave’s Luan Oliveira, who led his side as they rallied past the Chicago Soul on Saturday night. A newcomer to the Wave, Oliveira had two goals and an assist as Milwaukee overcame a five-point halftime deficit against the Soul.

Missouri Comets defender Leo Gibson was also selected after he recorded a hat trick in a losing effort against the Rochester Lancers on Saturday. All three goals came on the power play, and moved Gibson into double-digit points this season.

The 2012-13 MISL season continues on Friday night as the Chicago Soul host their home opener against the Rochester Lancers at the Sears Centre at 8:30 p.m. ET. Also on Friday night, the Wichita Wings open a weekend trip to the Northeast as they visit the Baltimore Blast at 7:35 p.m. ET at 1st Mariner Arena, and then move on to meet the Syracuse Silver Knights on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET at The Oncenter. The Lancers are also in action again on Saturday, visiting the Milwaukee Wave at U.S. Cellular Arena at 4 p.m. ET, before the weekend concludes with the Missouri Comets hosting the Chicago Soul on Sunday afternoon at 4:10 p.m. ET.

All of this weekend’s action can be seen on MISLNation.com, with in-game updates available on Twitter (@MISLSoccer) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MajorIndoorSoccerLeague).

MISL Team of the Week

Pos.

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Bryan O’Quinn

Syracuse

Made 46 saves in a pair of Silver Knights’ victories

D

Leo Gibson

Missouri

Had a hat trick in a losing effort against Rochester

D

Ryan Hall

Syracuse

Five blocks helped stymie the Comets in a 13-7 win

M

Luan Oliveira

Milwaukee

Had two goals and an assist as the Wave beat Chicago

F

Jamar Beasley

Syracuse

Had a five-point night on his debut for the Silver Knights

F

Doug Miller

Rochester

Tied an MISL record with six goals in win against Comets

Honorable Mention – Chicago: Bato Radoncic; Missouri: Vahid Assadpour; Rochester: Mauricio Salles, Garrett Pettis; Syracuse: Neto, Nelson Santana.

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