Patterson Scores Twice, but Zodiac Lose in Shootout

Zodiac goalkeeper Mike Littman returned from a two-game benching by Coach Mike Gartlan only to lose as the Zodiac were defeated, 3-2, in a shootout by Long Island, in an A-League game Saturday night at Hofstra Stadium in Uniondale, N.Y.

Gartlan had benched Littman and two other starters to shake things up. Littman had three saves in the game but gave up four consecutive shootout goals.

Steve Patterson scored both goals for the Zodiac (12-9). He scored the first goal of the game in the 16th minute from 35 yards.

After the Rough Riders (10-8) answered with a goal late in the first half and another in the second half, Patterson scored in the 74th minute from 20 yards to tie the score, 2-2.


Eddie Soto, also returning to the lineup after being benched, assisted on both of Patterson’s goals.

Patterson was also one of two Zodiac players to score in the shootout.