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Wichita's Roentved Scores Three Goals in 9-3 Win Over Lazers

March 31, 1985|United Press International

WICHITA, Kan. — Kim Roentved scored three goals Saturday night to lead the Wichita Wings to a 9-3 rout of the Lazers in a Major Indoor Soccer League game.

The victory, the Wings' most lopsided of the season, ended Wichita's five-game losing streak. The Wings had lost five straight to the Lazers.

Steve Wegerle and Erik Rasmussen also scored twice for the Wings.

Roentved scored Wichita's first goal 1:03 into the game, and Terry Rowe, Wegerle and Rasmussen added the Wings' other first-quarter goals.

Roentved and Kevin Kewley scored in the second quarter to give Wichita a 6-0 halftime lead. Rasmussen and Wegerle scored again in the third to put the Wings ahead, 8-0, before Greg Ion scored the Lazers' first goal with 5:45 left in the third period.

Willie Molano scored for Los Angeles early in the fourth quarter, but Roentved's third goal gave the Wings a 9-2 lead before Stuart Lee added a late goal for the Lazers.

The Wings (19-22) are almost assured of a wild-card berth. The Lazers fell to 23-20.

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