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June 3, 1996
Raffaele Ruotolo scored three goals in the fourth quarter to lift the Splash to a 7-5 victory over host Sacramento on Sunday in the title game of the CISL Challenge Cup. The Splash trailed, 3-1, at the half but scored three goals in the third quarter, including two by P.J. Powloski. Doug Neeley also scored first- and third-quarter goals for the Splash. Ruben Fernandez had 11 saves for the Splash, which beat Seattle, 9-1, Saturday in the first round.
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SPORTS
June 7, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Midfielder Raffaele Ruotolo, not invited to Splash training camp because first-year player/coach Dale Ervine "wanted to go in another direction," has rejoined the team--again. Ruotolo, who sat out one game last year in a dispute over playing time and walked out on the team after a confrontation with then-general manager Don Ebert, competed in the Continental Indoor Soccer League Challenge Cup with the Splash Thursday and Friday in Sacramento. Sacramento won Friday's game, 2-0.
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SPORTS
June 7, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Midfielder Raffaele Ruotolo, not invited to Splash training camp because first-year player/coach Dale Ervine "wanted to go in another direction," has rejoined the team--again. Ruotolo, who sat out one game last year in a dispute over playing time and walked out on the team after a confrontation with then-general manager Don Ebert, competed in the Continental Indoor Soccer League Challenge Cup with the Splash Thursday and Friday in Sacramento. Sacramento won Friday's game, 2-0.
SPORTS
May 17, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Raffaele Ruotolo, the Splash's second all-time leading scorer, apparently won't be back for the 1997 season. Splash player-coach Dale Ervine, wanting to move forward with players "100% committed to being at every practice and every game," decided not to keep Ruotolo, who ended last season on the suspended list after confrontations with management.
SPORTS
October 21, 1988
The Sockers have released midfielder Raffaele Ruotolo, the team announced Thursday. "I felt the roster was too offensive minded," Sockers Coach Ron Newman said. "Right now it is critical for us to improve our defense." Ruotolo, 23, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Italy, joined the Sockers in 1984 at the age of 19. He had his best season in 1986-87, when he played in 36 of 52 games and scored 7 goals and 3 assists. Point Loma Nazarene College pushed its record above .
SPORTS
October 13, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON
In one of its most shocking endings of the season, the Splash lost to Sacramento, 5-4, in Game 1 of the Continental Indoor Soccer League semifinals. The Knights scored four fourth-quarter goals to steal a victory before 7,020 at Arco Arena. The Splash, with a 4-1 lead, was 15 minutes away from returning to The Pond with a chance to clinch a spot in the CISL finals. Game 2 is noon Saturday. The end was exacerbated by Raffaele Ruotolo, who missed an open net shot in the final 30 seconds.
SPORTS
May 17, 1997 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Raffaele Ruotolo, the Splash's second all-time leading scorer, apparently won't be back for the 1997 season. Splash player-coach Dale Ervine, wanting to move forward with players "100% committed to being at every practice and every game," decided not to keep Ruotolo, who ended last season on the suspended list after confrontations with management.
SPORTS
September 29, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raffaele Ruotolo, who won three indoor championships while with the San Diego Sockers, said what is becoming apparent to the rest of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. "We still have a game to go," the Splash midfielder said, "but if we fight the way we have been the last seven games, I don't see why we can't win it [all]."
SPORTS
November 29, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Raffaele Ruotolo considered Friday night to be special. After all, the Sockers' 21-year-old midfielder had his family and about 20 friends at the Nassau Coliseum to see him play against the New York Express. Little did he know how special it would be. Ruotolo scored at 7:07 of sudden-death overtime to give the Sockers a 4-3 victory against the Express, 0-4 in its first season in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
SPORTS
December 21, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Taking a cue from his 4-year-old son, Socker midfielder Hugo Perez scored the key goal in San Diego's 4-2 victory against the Dallas Sidekicks Saturday night at the Sports Arena. Just minutes after Hugo Perez Jr. kicked a right-footer in the net from the top of the penalty box in a between-quarters exhibition, his father followed with a left-footer from nearly the same spot.
SPORTS
September 2, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raffaele Ruotolo was the final player to leave the locker room Sunday, the bottom feeder in an unpleasant situation in which the team had only four towels to share after showering. So maybe Ruotolo can be forgiven if his attitude wasn't quite that of his teammates, whom he watched after the Splash's 5-4 loss to Monterrey on Sunday. Ruotolo thought his teammates' attitude was too accepting of their fate. Ruotolo wasn't upbeat for obvious reasons.
SPORTS
June 3, 1996
Raffaele Ruotolo scored three goals in the fourth quarter to lift the Splash to a 7-5 victory over host Sacramento on Sunday in the title game of the CISL Challenge Cup. The Splash trailed, 3-1, at the half but scored three goals in the third quarter, including two by P.J. Powloski. Doug Neeley also scored first- and third-quarter goals for the Splash. Ruben Fernandez had 11 saves for the Splash, which beat Seattle, 9-1, Saturday in the first round.
SPORTS
October 13, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON
In one of its most shocking endings of the season, the Splash lost to Sacramento, 5-4, in Game 1 of the Continental Indoor Soccer League semifinals. The Knights scored four fourth-quarter goals to steal a victory before 7,020 at Arco Arena. The Splash, with a 4-1 lead, was 15 minutes away from returning to The Pond with a chance to clinch a spot in the CISL finals. Game 2 is noon Saturday. The end was exacerbated by Raffaele Ruotolo, who missed an open net shot in the final 30 seconds.
SPORTS
September 29, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raffaele Ruotolo, who won three indoor championships while with the San Diego Sockers, said what is becoming apparent to the rest of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. "We still have a game to go," the Splash midfielder said, "but if we fight the way we have been the last seven games, I don't see why we can't win it [all]."
SPORTS
August 12, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Travolta ate there the first time he was hip. Angelo's was the restaurant, in Little Italy, where the former sweathog, disco king and urban cowboy could get fettuccine Alfredo cooked up by a budding soccer player. Raffaele Ruotolo dealt the dish. Only 17, he had returned to New York City from a 12-year stay in Italy. Within a year, he would be a professional playing indoor soccer at arenas around the country. A decade later, he would be the Splash's only true playmaker.
SPORTS
July 16, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Splash Coach George Fernandez called it a must-win weekend, with his team needing to win at least one of its two games against the two best Eastern teams in the Continental Indoor Soccer League on consecutive nights. Given that the Splash left early this morning for Dallas and a game with the first-place Sidekicks, Friday's game against second-place Monterrey was crucial.
SPORTS
September 2, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raffaele Ruotolo was the final player to leave the locker room Sunday, the bottom feeder in an unpleasant situation in which the team had only four towels to share after showering. So maybe Ruotolo can be forgiven if his attitude wasn't quite that of his teammates, whom he watched after the Splash's 5-4 loss to Monterrey on Sunday. Ruotolo thought his teammates' attitude was too accepting of their fate. Ruotolo wasn't upbeat for obvious reasons.
SPORTS
July 16, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Splash Coach George Fernandez called it a must-win weekend, with his team needing to win at least one of its two games against the two best Eastern teams in the Continental Indoor Soccer League on consecutive nights. Given that the Splash left early this morning for Dallas and a game with the first-place Sidekicks, Friday's game against second-place Monterrey was crucial.
SPORTS
October 21, 1988
The Sockers have released midfielder Raffaele Ruotolo, the team announced Thursday. "I felt the roster was too offensive minded," Sockers Coach Ron Newman said. "Right now it is critical for us to improve our defense." Ruotolo, 23, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Italy, joined the Sockers in 1984 at the age of 19. He had his best season in 1986-87, when he played in 36 of 52 games and scored 7 goals and 3 assists. Point Loma Nazarene College pushed its record above .
SPORTS
December 21, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Taking a cue from his 4-year-old son, Socker midfielder Hugo Perez scored the key goal in San Diego's 4-2 victory against the Dallas Sidekicks Saturday night at the Sports Arena. Just minutes after Hugo Perez Jr. kicked a right-footer in the net from the top of the penalty box in a between-quarters exhibition, his father followed with a left-footer from nearly the same spot.
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