Spirit newcomers Parry, Sloan each score twice in scrimmage

October 12, 1994|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer

It was only a scrimmage, and some big guns on both sides were absent, but Spirit coach Dave MacWilliams liked what he saw.

He saw Jon Parry and Kevin Sloan, both new to the team, score two goals apiece, and he saw rookie Derrick Marcano score one.

The result was a 10-5 Spirit win over the Harrisburg Heat yesterday at Du Burns Arena in a warm-up for the team's National Professional Soccer League season opener Oct. 21 against the Chicago Power at the Baltimore Arena.

"When you change nine of your top 11 scorers, it takes awhile to get everyone on the same page, even with quality new people," MacWilliams said. "On defense, I liked the way we put on pressure near the end of the scrimmage. I want more aggressiveness to force turnovers."

The Spirit will play the Heat in Harrisburg Friday at 11 a.m. in its final exhibition.

The Spirit played without Tarik Walker, Jean Harbor and Philip Gyau, who will report to camp late this week or early next, and Tim Wittman, nursing a strained thigh muscle.

The Spirit announced the signings of Marcano, Jamie Christie and Chris Morgan. Marcano, 29, a forward, played for Cardinal Gibbons High, Essex Community College, Towson State and the Baltimore Bays. Christie, 23, a midfielder, played at Philadelphia Textile. Morgan, 24, a defender, is a Wilmington, Del., native who played at Elizabethtown College and for the Delaware Wizards of the outdoor U.S. Interregional Soccer League.

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