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Menace gets first road win, 4-1

Javi Lopez (16, left) and Brent Kallman (right) were instrumental in the Menace's win at WSA Winnipeg. Kallman scored the opening goal and Lopez assisted the first of two late scores from Jordan Schmoker.
WINNIPEG, Canada – Friday, June 1, 2012 – Starting and finishing strong, the Des Moines Menace defeated WSA Winnipeg 4-1 tonight at Winnipeg Soccer Complex. With two goals in the first 10 minutes and two more in the final 10 minutes, the Menace collected its first road win of the season.

Evening its record to 3-3-1 (10 points), Des Moines is in second place in the Premier Development League’s Heartland Division. The Menace sat atop the division standings briefly, before Real Colorado (3-1-3, 12 points) finished a 2-1 home win over Thunder Bay (2-1-0).

“We completely outplayed them,” Menace head coach Laurie Calloway said, after seeing his side outshoot the home team 11-3. “We controlled the game from start to finish.”

Logan McDaniel, Des Moines’ points leader (nine), set up header goals by defenders Brent Kallman and Jack Pearson in the fifth and eighth minutes. After WSA Winnipeg’s Chris Cheater cut the lead to 2-1 in the 73rd minute, Jordan Schmoker sealed the win with a pair of insurance goals, assisted by Javi Lopez and Pearson.

Schmoker joined Husref Jupic, Luis Piffer and Lebogang Moloto in becoming the fourth Menace player with a multi-goal match this season.

“It was a good overall performance, and hopefully that bodes well for tomorrow,” Calloway said.

These teams rematch at 7 p.m. WSA Winnipeg (1-3-3) pursues its first win against Des Moines, after dropping all four matches to the Menace in the Canadian team’s inaugural 2011 season.

MR. B MAN of the MATCH goes to: Jordan Schmoker, who scored his first two goals in a Menace uniform. He subbed into the game, alongside twin brother Adam, in the match's 72nd minute.

The Schmokers, who spent some time with the Menace last summer, are sophomores-to-be at Coastal Carolina. They are natives of Catoosa, Okla. Older brother Jacob was a staple in the Menace’s lineup in 2009 and 2010.

UP NEXT: The Menace returns to Valley Stadium on Saturday, June 9 for a 7:30 match against Kansas City on Youth Soccer Night, presented by the YMCA. All youth-soccer players and coaches receive free admission to the June 9 match.

Match: Des Moines Menace at WSA Winnipeg
Date: Friday, June 1, 2012
Competition: Premier Development League Heartland Division regular-season match
Venue: Winnipeg Soccer Complex in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Kickoff: 7 p.m. CDT
Weather: 70s

Scoring Summary:     1   2    F
MENACE                      2   2    4   
WSA                            0   1    1        
MENACE – Brent Kallman (Logan McDaniel) 5:00; Jack Pearson (McDaniel) 8:00; Jordan Schmoker (Javi Lopez) 82:00; J. Schmoker (Gabe Silveira) 90:00
WSA – Chris Cheater 73:00

Stats Summary: MENACE / WSA
Shots: 11 / 3
Saves: 2 / 7
Corner Kicks: 8 / 2
Fouls: 16 / 18
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary: Menace Yellow Cards: Benito Amaral 73:00; WSA Yellow Cards: Samuel Okwuidili 66:00; Balex Kabamba 66:00
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. The Menace men’s side competes in the 73-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL). The Menace’s women’s team, in its inaugural season, is part of the five-team Women’s League Soccer. The Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics, Junior Menace and tournaments.

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