August 15, 2009 in Sports

Shock climb back, head to ArenaCup

The Spokesman-Review
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The Spokane Shock’s Raul Vijil can’t be caught from behind by Tulsa’s Carlos Campbell in the second quarter of Saturday’s afl2 National Conference Championship Game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
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They dug themselves a hole in the first quarter and made great progress climbing out of it in the second.

In the third quarter, a key defensive stand turned the tide. In the fourth, the Spokane Shock finally tied the game, and eventually pulled ahead, guaranteeing a spot next weekend in the afl2 ArenaCup game in Las Vegas.

With four minutes to go, the Shock scored to tie the Tulsa Talons at 44. Two minutes later, they pulled ahead for good, 51-44. Another strong defensive stand, forcing a Talons turnover on downs at the Shock 11-yard line, sealed the deal.

The Shock will face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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