Rochester's Salles named MISL Player of Week
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Rochester forward Mauricio Salles had 14 points in two wins as the Lancers secured a postseason berth, and was named the Major Indoor Soccer League's Player of the Week for Week 17 on Tuesday.
Salles scored a 3-pointer in overtime of a 20-17 win over the Wichita Wings on Thursday to cap a franchise record 10-point match and clinch the final playoff berth. Rochester also beat Wichita, 10-2, on Sunday.
The Milwaukee Wave started the week with a 15-12 win Wednesday at the Syracuse Silver Knights, and edged the Missouri Comets 15-14 in Friday's lone match. On Saturday, Syracuse edged Wichita, 9-6, in that day's lone game.
Also Sunday, the Baltimore Blast defeated the Norfolk SharX 19-9, and Missouri rebounded for a 21-6 win over Milwaukee in their second meeting of the week.
The regular season ends this weekend, with Baltimore hosting Wichita on Friday and visiting Syracuse on Sunday, when Norfolk also hosts Wichita.
The playoffs will begin March 9, with Missouri hosting the first match against Milwaukee, which finished with the best regular season record, in the Western Division. Baltimore opens the Eastern Division finals March 10 at Rochester.
Following are the 2011-12 MISL Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Geison, Missouri Comets.
Week 2: Eric Reed, Syracuse Silver Knights.
Week 3: Sagu, Baltimore Blast.
Week 4: Adauto Neto, Baltimore Blast.
Week 5: Jamar Beasley, Wichita Wings.
Week 6: Joe Hammes, Milwaukee Wave.
Week 7: Machel Millwood, Baltimore Blast.
Week 8: Mauricio Salles, Rochester Lancers.
Week 9: Gerson Dos Santos, Norfolk SharX.
Week 10: Adauto Neto, Baltimore Blast.
Week 11: Jamie Lieberman, Norfolk SharX.
Week 12: Ian Bennett, Milwaukee Wave.
Week 13: Tiguinho, Missouri Comets.
Week 14: Bryan Perez, Wichita Wings.
Week 15: Bryan O'Quinn, Syracuse Silver Knights.
Week 16: Machel Millwood, Baltimore Blast.
Week 17: Mauricio Salles, Rochester Lancers.
02/28 16:36:59 ET