600 Watch Scorpions Tie Darts

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Syracuse Post-Standard

Syracuse's Scorpions manages a 1-1 tie with the previously unbeaten Washington Darts in an American Soccer League game played in front of an estimated 600 spectators at Griffin Field.

Syracuse, no 1-1-1 in league play, scored with one minute remaining in the first half. Gordon Roberts kicked in the goal from 15 yards out against highly touted goalie Lincoln Phillips. Phillips had been unscored-on in Washington's first three games this year, and last season he paced the ASL in shutouts with six in eight games.

Washington (3-0-1) knotted the score at 13 minutes of the second half when Jerry Brown headed in a shot from five yards away. In the final minute of play, Syracuse nearly gamed the win when a 20 yard free kick by Yao Kankam was stopped by Phillips, who made a tremendous save on the bullet-like kick.

Washing took 25 shots and Syracuse had 17. Both goalies, Phillips and Claude Campos of the Scorpions, made 11 saves. Syracuse will play the Philadelphia Nationals next Sunday in Philadelphia. The Nationals were beaten, 4-0, earlier this spring by Washington. In late Saturday games, Rochester tied the Philadelphia Ukrainians, 1-1 and Boston beat Newark, 3-1.