Eastern Indoor Soccer League

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Eastern Indoor Soccer League
Sport Indoor soccer
Founded 1997
No. of teams 7
Country  United States
Ceased 1998
Last champion(s) (2) Lafayette SwampCats

The Eastern Indoor Soccer League was an American professional regional indoor soccer league. The league featured teams from the Southeastern United States. The regular seasons were played from May to August with post-season play in September. The EISL lasted two seasons before folding.[1]

1997 season[edit]

Team GP W L SOW SOL PF PA Pts
Lafayette SwampCats 24 18 6 2 0 324 251 52
Baton Rouge Bombers 24 16 8 0 1 354 305 49
Tallahassee Scorpions 24 15 9 1 0 370 316 44
Huntsville Fire1 24 13 11 1 0 467 355 38
Tupelo Hound Dogs 24 12 12 1 0 354 380 35
Savannah Rug Ratz 24 7 17 1 2 292 386 22
Columbus Comets 24 3 21 0 3 250 414 12

1 Huntsville began the season as the Daytona Beach Speed Kings.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Lafayette 12, Baton Rouge 9

1998 season[edit]

Team GP W L SOW SOL PF PA Pts
Lafayette SwampCats 28 20 8 0 1 319 220 61
Mississippi Beach Kings2 28 18 10 2 1 345 305 53
Huntsville Fire 28 16 12 1 2 343 347 49
Baton Rouge Bombers 28 16 12 1 0 335 261 47
Tallahassee Scorpions 28 12 16 0 0 335 261 36
Pensacola Flyers2 28 10 18 0 1 321 352 31
Savannah Rug Ratz 28 6 22 0 0 272 446 18

2 Before the season, the Tupelo team moved to Pensacola, Florida, and Columbus moved to Biloxi, Mississippi.

SEMI-FINALS: Lafayette over Baton Rouge 2 games to 0; Mississippi over Huntsville 2 games to 1.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Lafayette 10, Mississippi 9

Teams[edit]

Baton Rouge Bombers[edit]

The Baton Rouge Bombers were based in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and played their home games in the Baton Rouge River Center Arena. The Bombers played a total of 52 games winning 32, one via shootout, and losing 20, one via shootout. They scored a total of 689 goals and allowed a total of 566 goals and notched 96 total points in standings out of a possible 156 points.[2]

Columbus Comets[edit]

The Columbus Comets were based in the city of Columbus, Georgia. They only played during the 1997 season before moving to Biloxi, Mississippi, for the 1998 season as the Mississippi Beach Kings. The team played 24 games and finished the season with a record of 3 wins, 21 losses, and 3 shootout losses for 12 points.[2]

Huntsville Fire[edit]

Founded as the Florida-based Daytona Beach SpeedKings in 1997, after 8 games the team was sold, relocated, and renamed. The Huntsville Fire were based in the city of Huntsville, Alabama, and played their home games in the Von Braun Center. The Fire played a total of 52 games, winning 29, two via shootout, and losing 23, two via shootout. They scored a total of 810 goals and allowed a total of 702 goals and notched 87 total points in standings out of a possible 156 points.[2]

Lafayette SwampCats[edit]

The Lafayette SwampCats were based in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana and played their home games in the Cajundome. The SwampCats played a total of 52 games winning 40, two via shootout, and losing 15, one via shootout. They scored a total of 643 goals and allowed a total of 471 goals and notched 113 total points in standings out of a possible 156 points. The SwampCats were champions of the EISL in 1997 and 1998.[2]

Mississippi Beach Kings[edit]

The Mississippi Beach Kings were based in the city of Biloxi, Mississippi, and played their games in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The Beach Kings played only during the 1998 season. During the 1997 season, the team played in Columbus, Georgia, as the Columbus Comets.[3] The team played 28 games and finished the season with a record of 18 wins, 10 losses, 2 shootout wins and 1 shootout loss for 53 points.[2]

Pensacola Flyers[edit]

The Pensacola Flyers were based in the city of Pensacola, Florida, and played their games in the Pensacola Civic Center. The Fire played only during the 1998 season. During the 1997 season, the team played in Tupelo, Mississippi, as the Tupelo Hound Dogs. The team played 28 games and finished the season with a record of 10 wins, 18 losses and 1 shootout loss for 30 points.[2]

Savannah Rug Ratz[edit]

The Savannah Rug Ratz were based in the city of Savannah, Georgia, and played their home games in the Savannah Civic Center. The Rug Ratz played a total of 52 games winning 14 of them, one via shootout, and losing 39, two via shootout. They scored a total of 564 goals and allowed a total of 832 goals and notched 40 total points in standings out of a possible 156 points.[2]

Tallahassee Scorpions[edit]

The Tallahassee Scorpions were based in the city of Tallahassee, Florida, and played their home games in the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Scorpions played a total of 52 games winning 28 of them, one via shootout, and losing 25. They scored a total of 705 goals and allowed a total of 577 goals and notched 80 total points in standings out of a possible 156 points.[2]

Tupelo Hound Dogs[edit]

The Tupelo Hound Dogs were based in the city of Tupelo, Mississippi. They only played during the 1997 season before moving to Pensacola, Florida, for the 1998 season as the Pensacola Flyers. The team played 24 games and finished the season with a record of 12 wins, 12 losses, and 1 shootout win for 35 points.[2]

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