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First win elusive for Fury

Prince George's first pro sports team is still looking for its first victory. The Prince George Fury dropped two close games on the weekend, dropping to 0-4 following the indoor soccer club's initial road games.

Prince George's first pro sports team is still looking for its first victory.

The Prince George Fury dropped two close games on the weekend, dropping to 0-4 following the indoor soccer club's initial road games.

On Saturday, the Fury held a lead but was on the wrong side of a 10-8 final score while visiting the Tacoma Stars, the squad that was at CN Centre the week before and left Prince George with 9-8 (in overtime) and 6-2 triumphs.

On Sunday in Wenatchee, a late penalty kick propelled the host Fire, who were shorthanded at that moment in the game, to a 11-10 decision.

"We fouled the guy with our last man back and that means a penalty kick," said head coach Sipho Sibiya. "The guy put in the low left-hand corner, and that was it."

In Saturday's game in Tacoma, Matt Mehrassa had five goals to pace the Fury offence, with singles from Tyson Von Den Steinen, Liam MacPhail and Jon LaFontaine. Kyle Flannagan was the goalkeeper of record for both games.

Joao Medeiros had three goals against Wenatchee, and Von Den Steinen added a pair. Sibiya, Andrew Seabrook, Andrew Mehrassa, Scott Debianchi and Matt Mehrassa also found the back of the net.

"Matt played well, and we need players to step up so we can win some games," said Sibiya.

"It's disappointing to be 0-4, especially when you beat yourself. To be honest, there's not one game that I think we've been outplayed, but it's a matter of simple mistakes we made. You can't afford to do that in this league.

"At the end of the day, we know what we're doing and it's a matter of executing and not giving up silly fouls."

Sunday's game was played in front of what appeared, from the Fury's video webcast, to be a crowd of fewer than 100 at the Wenatchee Valley Multiplex, a small arena. No attendance was listed for the Tacoma game. The Fury attracted an announced gathering of 3,400 to the team's inaugural games in Prince George.

The Fury have two full weeks to prepare for the next action, a doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 30 against the Fire.

"We're going to regroup," said Sibiya.