Star-Studded Vortex Fall in Detroit
TAYLOR, MI - December 12, 2010 – A breakout game by striker Slavisa Ubiparipovic could not save the Ohio Vortex (1-4) from defeat as the Detroit Waza (3-2) came away with an 8-7 victory at the Taylor Sportsplex.
Ubiparipovic, a former star at Cleveland State University, scored five goals in his road debut. Defender Jared Dombrowski and Milko Cecez each added a single goal for the Vortex, while newcomer Nebo Stamenkovic tallied one assist and two fouls in his first PASL-Pro match. Stamenkovic’s late father, Stan, is widely considered one of the finest indoor players to ever play the game.
Goalkeeper Eric Sebor, in place of the injured Sasha Djuric, led Ohio’s defensive effort with 23 saves.
The Waza attack was led by Miki Djerisilo, who had a hat trick. Aaron Byrd, Tino Scicluna, Nelson Diaz, Scotty Wright, and Costea Decu each contributed one goal each.
Vito Lonigro was solid once again in goal for Detroit, finishing with 20 saves in the victory. Lonigro has been golden for the Waza, serving as the starting keeper in all three of the Waza wins this season.
Ohio returns home to face the Illinois Piasa on December 18th at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.