Parreiras becomes Tropics all-time leading scorer in 14-3 win over Rochester Lancers

by Brian Ackley

LAKELAND, Fla. – Victor Parreiras beacme the Florida Tropics all-time leading scorer, and Zach Reget had two goals and three assists as the Tropics rolled past the Rochester Lancers 14-3 Saturday night in Major Arena Soccer League action at the RP Funding Center.

Parreiras now has scored 99 points in his four years with the Tropics – 60 goals and 39 assists – to surpass his friend Ricardo Diegues who ended his three-years in Florida with 69 goals and 29 assists. Parreiras is tied for the team lead in goals with 16 this year, along with Ricardo Carvalho, who scored in the win as well.

Nine different Florida players had multi-point games including: Antonio Manfut (one goal, three assists), Gory Gurson and Joshio Sandoval (one goal and two assists each), Stefan Mijatovich and Drew Ruggles (two goals each), and Parreiras, Carvalho and Anthony Arico (one goal and one assist each). Also getting goals for the Tropics were Joey Tavernese and Lucio Gonazaga.

Hugo Silva remained perfect in goal, allowing just one goal in his three quarters of play, improving to 9-0 on the season, as the Tropics won their franchise-best ninth straight.

Florida will be right back at it with a road game Sunday in Milwaukee to take on the defending league champion Wave in a 6 p.m. start (eastern time), before returning home to host Sonora on Saturday, Feb. 22 in a 5 p.m. kickoff at the RP Funding Center. For information, including tickets, visit www.fltropics.com, or call 863-340-0101.

Both games will be broadcast live at masl.tv, with the Feb. 22 home game also broadcast live on WTTA-TV Great 38 in Tampa.