2012–13 Anaheim Bolts season

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Anaheim Bolts
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2012–13 PASL season
Managing Partner Bernie Lilavois
Head Coach Bernie Lilavois (until 12/15)
Jeff Tackett (as of 12/21)
Arena Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California
PASL 4th, Pacific
US Open Cup Round of 16
Highest home attendance 1,720
(February 2, 2013)
vs San Diego Sockers
Lowest home attendance 689
(February 9, 2013)
vs Rio Grande Valley Flash
Average home league attendance 1,035 (over 8 home games)[1]

The 2012–13 Anaheim Bolts season was the fourth and final season of the Anaheim Bolts professional indoor soccer club, their second in the Professional Arena Soccer League. The Bolts, a Pacific Division team, played their home games at "Bolts Arena" in the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The team was led by managing partner Bernie Lilavois and interim head coach Jeff Tackett.

Season summary[edit]

The Bolts had mixed results in the regular season, compiling a 6–10 record. They placed fourth in the PASL's five-team Pacific Division and failed to advance to the postseason. The franchise fared better at the box office, placing sixth among the league's 19 teams in average home attendance.[1]

The Bolts participated in the 2012–13 United States Open Cup for Arena Soccer. They received a bye in the Wild Card round then lost to the San Diego Sockers in the Round of 16, ending their run in the tournament.

Off-field moves[edit]

For the 2012-13 season, six of the eight Bolts' regular season home games are scheduled to be broadcast in English by KDOC-TV and in Spanish by Global TV. These games will be televised at 4:00pm PST on Sundays on a tape-delayed basis. The matches will be video-streamed live on the internet by Liquid Event TV and as internet radio by Kaotic Radio. Spanish-language play-by-play is handled by Oscar Sosa with English-language broadcasts handled by Nolan Sieger.[2]

Bernie Lilavois, who began the season as both the team's general manager and head coach, announced that he would give up his coaching role after the December 15th match to focus on the team's operations as general manager. He cited recent problems with field turf, low attendance, and organizational issues in coming to this decision.[3]

On December 21, 2012, the team announced the promotion of assistant coach Jeff Tackett to the role of "interim head coach" for the remainder of the season.[4]

Roster moves[edit]

On November 27, 2012, the team announced the transfer signing of midfielder Jayro Martinez from Futbol Club Santa Clarita Storm of the National Premier Soccer League.[5][6]

In early February 2013, the team added Japanese players Ryosuke Tarui and Yudai Yamaguchi to the roster.[7]

Schedule[edit]

      Win       Tie       Loss

Regular season[edit]

Game Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location[8] Attendance
Final Score Record
1 Friday November 2 7:00pm Sacramento Surge W 13–5[9] 1–0 Anaheim Convention Center 1,394[10]
2 Sunday November 4 2:00pm at Las Vegas Legends W 11–8[11] 2–0 Orleans Arena[12] 1,145[13]
3 Sunday November 11 6:30pm
(5:30pm Pacific)
at Arizona Storm L 13–14[14] 2–1 Arizona Sports Complex[15] 125[16]
4 Friday November 30 7:00pm at Turlock Express L 12–13 (OT)[17] 2–2 Turlock Soccer Complex[18] 531[19]
5 Saturday December 1 7:30pm at Sacramento Surge W 10–2[20] 3–2 Off the Wall Soccer Arena 293[21]
6 Sunday December 9 4:00pm Turlock Express L 12–17[22][23] 3–3 Anaheim Convention Center[24] 928[25]
7 Saturday December 15 6:05pm
(5:05pm Pacific)
at Arizona Storm L 6–12[26] 3–4 Arizona Sports Complex[27] 45[28]
8 Saturday December 22 7:05pm at San Diego Sockers L 3–14[29] 3–5 Valley View Casino Center[30][31] 2,923[32]
9 Thursday December 27 7:00pm Toros Mexico W 12–8[33] 4–5 Anaheim Convention Center[34] 1,114[35]
10 Saturday January 5 7:00pm Tacoma Stars W 8–7[36][37] 5–5 Anaheim Convention Center[38] 819[39]
11 Saturday January 12 7:00pm Sacramento Surge W 15–5[40][41] 6–5 Anaheim Convention Center[42] 852[43]
12 Saturday January 19 7:35pm at Tacoma Stars L 9–12[44] 6–6 Pacific Sports Center[45] 350[46]
13 Sunday January 20 2:05pm at Tacoma Stars L 7–9 6–7 Pacific Sports Center 150[47]
14 Saturday February 2 7:00pm San Diego Sockers L 6–10[48][49] 6–8 Anaheim Convention Center[50] 1,720[51]
15 Saturday February 9 7:00pm Rio Grande Valley Flash L 4–18[52][53] 6–9 Anaheim Convention Center[7] 689[54]
16 Sunday February 17 4:00pm Las Vegas Legends L 5–20[55] 6–10 Anaheim Convention Center[56] 769[57]

† Game also counts for US Open Cup, as listed in chart below.

2012–13 US Open Cup for Arena Soccer[edit]

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance
Final Score Record
Wild Card December 14 BYE
Round of 16 December 22 7:05pm at San Diego Sockers L 3–14[29] 0–1 Valley View Casino Center 2,923[32]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • boltsoccer.com Anaheim Bolts official website