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Game 5 Official Recap

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October 19, 2002
Contact: Herman Hudson


Philadelphia, PA ­The Philadelphia KiXX (3-1) defeated the Dallas Sidekicks
(2-3) 10-8 in the first overtime of the MISL season in front of 3,127 fans
at the First Union Spectrum Saturday.

KiXX defender Glenn Carbonara scored the game-winning goal at 4:01 in
overtime, on an assist from goalkeeper Peter Pappas. Pappas (3-1) earned
the victory and recorded nine saves, while
David Doyle (1-1) took the loss
for Dallas, stopping 11 shots on goal.

Dallas took a 4-0 lead in the first quarter on goals from Frank Filo and Tatu.
DePalma scored both of his goals in the second quarter for the Kixx. In
between Filo scored again for Dallas. It was the first multi-goal goal game
of his career.

In the second period, the KiXX got on the board as Gary DePalma just under
five minutes into the quarter. Filo responded with his second goal of the
game, a new career high, to extend the Sidekicks lead to 6-2. DePalma
answered right back, scoring his second 2pt goal of the half, bring the KiXX
within two, 6-4 entering the half.

Dallas had a short-lived 8-4 lead when Nick Stavrou scored at 9:33 of the
third. Just :22 later Shawn Boney scored for the Kixx. At 1:18 of the fourth
Matt Knowles scored a restart goal for the Kixx assisted by Goran Vasic.

David Doyle made 11 saves on 16 shots making an emergency start in goal for
the Sidekicks with Sagu injured. Doyle is now 1-1 on the season with both
decisions coming against Philadelphia. Peter Pappas, the winner in goal for
the Kixx made nine saves facing 13 shots.

The KiXX Shawn Boney responded to once again pull the KiXX to within two,
8-6 at the end of the third quarter. The KiXX Matt Knowles scored the only
goal of the fourth quarter to knot the game at eight and send it into

The win extends the KiXX winning streak to three and they now remain
unbeaten at home. Dallas falls to 0-2 on the road this season. This is the
first time the Sidekicks have fallen below .500 since an 0-1 start to the
2000 season. That 51-game stretch at or above .500 was the fourth longest in
franchise history.

The Sidekicks host the Milwaukee Wave (4-0) at Reunion Arena Sunday October
27 at 6:05 p.m.