Comets Nip Atoms

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Cumberland Times

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Winger Keith Aqui booted in a low penalty kick after regulation play Saturday to give the Baltimore Comets a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Atoms in a North American Soccer League game Saturday night at Veterans Stadium.

Aqui was the last of five Baltimore booters to score penalty tries, all into the right corner of the net past Philadelphia goalie Bob Rigby.

Philadelphia's Chris Dunleavy missed his free kick, sending the ball high over the cross bar.

In NASL games that end in a tie, both teams get five penalty shots to decide the winner.

Baltimore is in first place in the NASL Eastern Division. Philadelphia, last year's league champion, is in third place in the Eastern Division.