GAME PREVIEW: Dallas Sidekicks play Home Opener on Dec. 15th Against the El Paso Coyotes

by Alex S

Alex S.

(ALLEN, TEXAS: Dec. 10, 2018) – The Dallas Sidekicks play their Home Opener against the El Paso Coyotes on December 15th, 2018 at 7.00 PM CT at the Allen Event Center at home in Allen, TX.

The last time the Sidekicks and the Coyotes faced each other was in the 2016-2017 season and Sidekicks won 10-2. Dallas Sidekicks broke an arena record with 55 shots on goal tonight. 

El Paso took an early lead 1-0 in the 3rd minute of play to open the scoring of the game and the 2016-17 MASL season. The lead lasted only minutes as Jamie Lovegrove netted the equalizer in the 5th minute. Two minutes later Cameron Brown put the Sidekicks up for good with a 2-1 lead. Two minutes into the second Cameron Brown netted his 2nd goal of the game extending the Sidekicks lead 3-1. Sidekicks’ defender TJ Nelson added a 26th minute goal to extend the lead 4-1. Minutes later Jamie Lovegrove would find the back of the net for the second time and push the Sidekicks lead to 5-1. Cody Ellis would score in the finals seconds of the half to give the Sidekicks a 6-1 lead going into the break. 

The Coyotes started the 2nd half off with a boarding foul by Kiley Couch resulting in a two-minute penalty. Arthur Ivo would take advantage by putting in the Sidekicks 7th goal of night. Things started to get chippy in the third as multiple fouls and penalties were given to both sides throughout the period. The Coyotes would cut into the Sidekicks lead in the final seconds of the third by netting their 2nd goal of the night. The Sidekicks took 7-2 lead going into the final quarter of play.   

Cameron Brown found the back of the net once again in the 53rd minute giving him the hat trick for the game. Carlos Videla would score for the Sidekicks pushing the total to 9 goals. Fernando Garza added onto the lead, putting the Sidekicks up 10-2. Garza’s goal was the last goal of the night for either side as the match ended with the Dallas Sidekicks scoring 10 goals to El Paso’s 2. 

The Sidekicks’ next regular season game is at home on Dec. 26thagainst the San Diego Sockers at the Allen Event Center at 7.00 PM CT. Fans can watch the game on MASLTV ( ) or stay tuned to the Sidekicks’ social media pages for updates.



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