SAN DIEGO — The Sockers spent this past week traveling through the freezing Midwest, and the Lazers spent it practicing at home in Los Angeles.
The Sockers were tired, and the Lazers well-rested Saturday night.
So what happened at the San Diego Sports Arena?
The first-place Sockers, who got stronger as the game went on, scored eight second half goals to defeat the Lazers, 9-4, before a season-high 10,400 fans.
San Diego (16-6) has won 4 games in 5 nights, 9 of their last 11, and they lead the Lazers (10-9) and Tacoma (11-10) by 4 1/2 games in the Western Division of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The loss snapped the Lazer's five-game road winning streak.
Branko Segota, who missed Friday's game with a groin strain, scored a hat trick, Waad Hirmez and Paul Dougherty scored two goals apiece and Kevin Crow and Keder added a goal each for the Sockers. Chico Borja, Chris Whyte, Thompson Usiyan and Mark Frederickson scored for the Lazers.