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By Tim Pennington and Tim Pennington,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 29, 1996
CINCINNATI -- The Spirit faced one of the National Professional Soccer League's hottest goalkeepers yesterday, and the result was frustration.Cincinnati Silverbacks keeper Carlos Pena made 17 saves and allowed just three Spirit goals as his team won, 9-6, before 1,826 at Cincinnati Gardens.The Spirit (8-8) lost despite outshooting Cincinnati (7-10) by 30-19."It's tough to go up against a hot goalkeeper like that who is on his game," said Spirit coach Mike Stankovic. "He made some incredible saves against us, and it's hard to beat a guy like that."
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By Tim Pennington and Tim Pennington,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 28, 1995
CINCINNATI -- The fourth quarter has not been kind to the Cincinnati Silverbacks this season, but that all changed last night against the Baltimore Spirit.Having given up twice as many goals as they've scored in that period, the Silverbacks turned the tables on Baltimore, pulling out a 14-11 upset at the Cincinnati Gardens.The Silverbacks scored 11 unanswered points, including nine in the fourth period, to overtake the Spirit (10-4) and record their fourth win in their past six National Professional Soccer League games.
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By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1999
The Maryland Mania finally broke into the scoring column last night at UMBC Stadium, but still lost its fourth consecutive A-League game, 2-1, falling short in a shootout against the Atlanta Silverbacks.Atlanta trailed for much of the game but after tying the score at 1 in the 81st minute, controlled the rest of play, including a scoreless, 15-minute sudden-death overtime, and took the shootout, 3-1.The first goal in Mania history -- breaking the team's 303-minute scoring drought -- came in the 23rd minute from its first signee, Columbia's Todd Haskins, a midfielder who banged a deflected pass from forward Lloyd Barker into the lower-right corner from 8 yards.
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By David Pierson and David Pierson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 13, 1997
CINCINNATI -- Danny Barber and Bernie Lilavois each scored five points as the Cincinnati Silverbacks defeated the Baltimore Spirit, 23-10, last night before 5,284 at The Crown.The Silverbacks (2-0) outscored the Spirit 11-0 midway through the first half to erase a 4-0 deficit and cruise to the win.Cincinnati had six different players score in the offensive spurt, shredding the Spirit's defense in beating goaltender Khalil Azmi, who was pulled in favor of Jim McCombs after the run."We played quite well in the first half," Silverbacks coach George Fernandez said.
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By Mike Wainscott and Mike Wainscott,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 16, 1996
CINCINNATI - The Baltimore Spirit appears playoff-ready.The Spirit used a stellar defensive performance and dominated the second half en route to a 12-3 victory over the Cincinnati Silverbacks last night in a National Professional Soccer League game at Cincinnati Gardens."
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
Seemingly out of it after seeing a three-point lead dissolve into a three-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining last night, the Spirit staged a memorable stretch run to beat the Cincinnati Silverbacks, 17-14, and escape the ranks of the winless at Baltimore Arena.Taking the cue from a spectacular five-goal performance by Bo Vuckovic and Shane Dougherty's first career hat trick, the Spirit was all over Cincinnati in the final 30 minutes after trailing 6-3 at halftime."Our record of 0-and-4 looked much worse than it was considering how unlucky we've been," Vuckovic said.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1996
It's bad enough to have to contend with one disgruntled ex-teammate. The Spirit will have to contend with two.When the Cincinnati Silverbacks visit the Baltimore Arena on Saturday night, they will have three former Spirit players. Two left Baltimore with their relationships with the team strained.Franklin McIntosh, the Spirit scoring leader last season, didn't return this year after a clash with player-coach Mike Stankovic late last season over missing a key practice.Brad Smith was released by the Spirit two weeks ago. The third ex-Spirit player, Rob Ukrop, left the Spirit of his own volition after the 1993-94 season.
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November 12, 1997
Opponent: Cincinnati SilverbacksSite: The Crown, CincinnatiTime: 7:05Radio: WCBM (680 AM)Outlook: This is the first game of a home-and-home series. The Spirit is seeking its first victory after three setbacks. The Silverbacks (1-2) are led by ex-Spirit Franklin McIntosh, who accounted for 161 points last season. Cincinnati comes to town for a Saturday match (7: 35 p.m.).Pub Date: 11/12/97
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1997
The Spirit, playing without its top scorer Bo Vuckovic, sidelined with an ankle sprain, went on a scoring binge and beat the Cincinnati Silverbacks, 21-17, at the Baltimore Arena last night.It was the team's third victory -- all at home -- in 13 games, and the second time over Cincinnati.The Spirit got off quick on two goals by Renator Sampaio to go ahead 9-2, only to go into one of its patented droughts.Outscored 9-0 over a 14-minute stretch, the Spirit fell behind twice before scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter.
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By Phil Jackman and Phil Jackman,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1997
Seemingly out of it after seeing a three-point lead dissolve into a three-point deficit with less than three minutes remaining last night, the Spirit staged a memorable stretch run to beat the Cincinnati Silverbacks, 17-14, and escape the ranks of the winless at Baltimore Arena.Taking the cue from a spectacular five-goal performance by Bo Vuckovic and Shane Dougherty's first career hat trick, the Spirit was all over Cincinnati in the final 30 minutes after trailing 6-3 at halftime."Our record of 0-and-4 looked much worse than it was considering how unlucky we've been," Vuckovic said.
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November 15, 1997
Opponent: Cincinnati SilverbacksSite: Baltimore ArenaTime: 7: 35Radio: WCBM (680 AM)Outlook: This is a rematch of Wednesday's game in which the Silverbacks routed the Spirit, 23-10, in Cincinnati. Gino DeFlorio of the visitors is among the NPSL leaders in goals with nine in four games. The Spirit has 30 minutes in penalties to the opposition's 10 and has been vulnerable to the power play, allowing five goals in six situations.Pub Date: 11/15/97
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By David Pierson and David Pierson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 13, 1997
CINCINNATI -- Danny Barber and Bernie Lilavois each scored five points as the Cincinnati Silverbacks defeated the Baltimore Spirit, 23-10, last night before 5,284 at The Crown.The Silverbacks (2-0) outscored the Spirit 11-0 midway through the first half to erase a 4-0 deficit and cruise to the win.Cincinnati had six different players score in the offensive spurt, shredding the Spirit's defense in beating goaltender Khalil Azmi, who was pulled in favor of Jim McCombs after the run."We played quite well in the first half," Silverbacks coach George Fernandez said.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1997
The Spirit will meet the Cleveland Crunch, the winningest team in the National Professional Soccer League and the defending champion, in the second round of the playoffs.The best-of-three series will start Friday at 7: 35 in Cleveland, with Game 2 on Sunday at 7: 05 in Baltimore and Game 3, if necessary, Monday at 7: 35 in Cleveland.The fourth-seeded Spirit was matched against top-seeded Cleveland after the No. 3 Cincinnati Silverbacks eliminated the No. 6 Tampa Bay Terror, 16-11, last night to win that first-round series, two games to one.Cincinnati will face the No. 2 Harrisburg Heat in the second round, also starting Friday.
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By Tim Pennington and Tim Pennington,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 29, 1996
CINCINNATI -- The Spirit faced one of the National Professional Soccer League's hottest goalkeepers yesterday, and the result was frustration.Cincinnati Silverbacks keeper Carlos Pena made 17 saves and allowed just three Spirit goals as his team won, 9-6, before 1,826 at Cincinnati Gardens.The Spirit (8-8) lost despite outshooting Cincinnati (7-10) by 30-19."It's tough to go up against a hot goalkeeper like that who is on his game," said Spirit coach Mike Stankovic. "He made some incredible saves against us, and it's hard to beat a guy like that."
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1996
Nesko Milovanovic is starting to cost the Spirit money, but the club doesn't mind a bit.The rookie from Yugoslavia with the habit of throwing his jersey into the crowd after scoring a goal tallied twice last night, giving him three goals -- and three discarded jerseys -- this season.Milovanovic's goals, plus a hat trick by fellow Yugoslavian rookie Sasa Zoric -- the team's first of the season -- powered the Spirit to a 13-12 win over the Cincinnati Silverbacks before 5,917 at the Baltimore Arena.
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