by Ashley Cruz

MESQUITE, Texas (January 15, 2023) – Mesquite Outlaws win 8-7 in overtime against the Dallas Sidekicks in Allen, Texas at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center.

The Outlaws scored in the first three minutes of the first quarter, scored by Erik Macias. A couple seconds later in a shootout, after Sidekicks player Felipe Silva received a blue card for tripping, Luiz Morales scored for the Outlaws. In the 9th minute, Sidekicks got on the board with a goal from Alberto Rodriguez, the score now 2-1. Jorge DeLeon scored for the Outlaws in the 10th minute, ending the first quarter 3-1 Outlaws.

Four minutes into the second quarter, Morales scored for the Outlaws, his second of the game. Rodriguez scored again for the Sidekicks in the 5th minute, putting the score at 4-2 at halftime. 47 seconds in the 3rd quarter a goal was scored by Sebastian Mendez. Gustavo Piedra scored for the Sidekicks in the second minute, now 5-3. Morales scored his hattrick of the game 20 seconds later. DeLeon scored in the 6th minute, making the score now 7-3, Outlaws will with the lead. Alberto Rodriguez for Sidekicks was ejected after a red card for dangerous play. The 3rd quarter ended with the score 7-3 Outlaws.

The 4th quarter started with a quick 46 second goal from Sidekicks player Cameron Brown, his 100th goal of his career. Oscar Romero scored for the Sidekicks, the score now 7-5. Renato Torquato scored for the Sidekicks, now 7-6. Ahmed Zaky scored for the Sidekicks, tying the game at 7-7, sending it into overtime.

Sebastian Mendez scored the golden goal for the Outlaws in under a minute, winning the game in overtime.

Luiz Morales scored a hattrick for the Outlaws, being the top scorer of the night. The Outlaws are now 6-1-1, and Dallas Sidekicks are 0-7-1.

The next game for the Outlaws is Saturday, January 21st against Monterrey Flash at the Mesquite Arena is Mesquite, Texas. Kickoff for the game is at 7:05 pm CST. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Visit MesquiteOutlaws.com/tickets to purchase yours! Games can be viewed live on the MASL Twitch channel, and game updates will be given on all Mesquite Outlaws social media accounts (@mesquiteoutlaws).