Gibbs gives Blizzard win

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St. Petersburg Times

TORONTO — George Gibbs made the decisive shot in a shootout and Jomo Sono scored twice in regulation to lift the Toronto Blizzard to a 3-2 NASL victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in Toronto.

Gibbs, the fifth Blizzard shooter, beat San Jose goalkeeper Mike Hewitt as the Blizzard outscored the Earthquakes 5-4 in the shootout. Rob Prentice, Ivan Lukacevic, Mike McLenahen and Jim Bone scored in the shootout for Toronto. Guus Hiddink, Billy Sautter, Mike Czuczman and Peter Lechermann converted for the Earthquakes.

San Jose's Steve David deposited a left-footer past goalkeeper Tony Chursky 12 minutes into the game. The Earthquakes amke it 2-0 1:19 later when Blizzard defender Colin Franks head the ball into his own net.