The Anaheim Bolts again battled the San Diego Sockers goal for goal. This time they kept it close.
What the expansion indoor team could not do was dial up its first victory. Brian Farber's goal 5½ minutes into overtime -- his second of the game -- lifted San Diego to a 7-6 victory Saturday night at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The Sockers (2-0), the two-time defending Professional Arena Soccer League champion, rallied from a three-goal, third-quarter deficit to tie the score twice in the final period, forcing overtime on Majell Aterado's power-play goal with 46 seconds to go in regulation.
Adriano de Lima scored a hat trick, Hugo Casillas added two power-play goals and Enrique Tovar had a goal and three assists for the Bolts (0-2), who opened a 5-2 lead with a little less than a minute to go in the third quarter.
Anaheim took the lead six times in a 10-6 loss to the Sockers in last weekend's opener in Anaheim, fading mightily in the fourth quarter. They faded again this time, giving up three successive goals, then surged ahead on Casillas' second with 5:10 remaining. But there was no answer for Aterado, and Farber's strike ended the game.
“I feel heartbroken for the guys,” coach Bernie Lilavois told the Bolts' website. “Our guys can be real proud of their effort, but all credit to San Diego.”
The Bolts return to Anaheim Convention Center on Dec. 2 against Western Division leader Turlock Express (4-0).