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Sarah Gibbens News Editor Sustainability has become the key to refilling the UTSA Sombrilla Fountain. The fountain will be retrofitted to run on excess water from


This past Sunday, Nov. 10, local favorite Taco Haven was the location of protest from NDO supporters after rumors circulated the restaurant was actively involved with recalling authors of the ordinance.

“I am really proud of our team... I don’t know if I could be any prouder of a group of young men than I am with this group.” Larry Coker


UTSA Head Football Coach The Roadrunners win their third straight conference game thanks to a game-winning field goal made in the final 14 seconds. To read the full story on the Roadrunner win against Tulane, see page 8

Solar research grant awarded to minorities UTSA

U.S. Entrepreneur and management cosultant Jeffrey D. Zients now leads the effort to reform Obamacare website, saying it will run smoothly by the end of November.

World This past weekend, the Philippines was hit by its largest storm on record with the death toll reaching upwards of 10,000 people.

Alejandra Barazza Contributing Writer A competitive $750,000 grant was awarded to UTSA on Oct. 30 to fund solar energy research. The university will be targeting underrepresented minority students who show potential in careers involving the solar energy industry. The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative awarded the three-year grant. Named DISTINCT (Diversity in Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar) it joins science and technology

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advances with the creation of a workforce focusing on diversity and innovation. Its purpose is to train students in the solar energy industry and provide research opportunities. The DISTINCT grant supports President Obama’s initiative for cutting carbon emissions and supporting renewable energy advances. UTSA and St. Phillips College will combine to achieve three goals. The first goal is to increase the diversity of students pursuing careers in solar energy research. UTSA and St. Phillips College both have a high number of minority students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-related careers.

Strategies for increasing diversity include incentives, such as providing generous financial aid to students aiming for a career in the STEM areas, and investing more money into attracting students to STEM careers. The second goal is to provide solar energy research opportunities to faculty and students. UTSA and St. Phillips College currently own impressive photovoltaic equipment that captures data on solar energy. The DISTICT program will fund the development of photovoltaic system research opportunities for students, which will focus mainly on the improvement of equipment, leading to more efficient outcomes of PV systems. The third and final goal of the

unique DISTINCT program is to enhance and expand the solar curriculum of both UTSA and St. Phillips College. Both institutions will pair up with solar energy stakeholders to create entire courses that teach solar energy theory, practice and policy. “It is about developing the leaders of tomorrow in PV solar to assure San Antonio and south Texas remain on the forefront of solar technology for years to come, and that solar power continues to grow as a vital energy resource for our future.” said Les Shephard, director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA and McDermott Distinguished Chair in Engineering.

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Over the weekend, Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott officially filed as candidates in the race for governor. Filing for statewide elections will be open for a month-long period.

air conditioning systems in neighboring buildings. This water, referred to as gray water, will allow the fountain to run year round without wasting water drawn from the Edwards Aquifer. Beginning this week, the UTSA Office of Facilities will begin repairs to the Sombrilla

The Nov. 5 elections resulted in the passage of all nine Texas propositions, including Proposition 6, which uses $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund for water projects. Other propositions that will now take effect include property tax exemptions for surviving spouses of service members, removal of provisions for the State Medical Education Board, exemptions for taxes on aircraft parts, tax exemptions for disabled veterans, reverse mortgage loans for purchasing

homestead property, homerule for cities filling vacant seats, removal of a provision for a hospital district in Hidalgo County and expansion of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct’s sanctioning authority. The Nov. 5 election was significant because it was the first to run under new restrictions from the Voter ID laws. According to election officials, voting increased from five percent in 2011 to eight percent in the statewide special election cycle, a small portion of Texas’ population of 26 million. In Bexar County, just 57,129 out of 904,872 voters cast ballots; only 6.3 percent of those registered cast ballots.

UTSA Gibson Hull News Assistant The position of Treasurer in UTSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) for the Spring 2014 semester will soon be vacated by current Treasurer Boyd Garriott. Garriott will be leaving for the Archer Fellowship in Washington D.C., vacating his yearlong position. A special election will be held for the position on Dec. 3 and 4. Filing for the position can be accomplished through rowdy-

links; the deadline to file is Friday Dec. 15. The treasurer is responsible for managing SGA’s $47,650 budget as well as the $9,000 Leaderfund allocation budget, ensuring all funds are spent according to a budget created by General Assembly, Chair the General Assembly Finance Committee, and more. “My resignation will be effective January 1, 2014,” said Garriott. “However, the special election will occur sooner than that in order for me to pass along the necessary knowledge to the new treasurer. I encourage all interested students to file for election by the deadline this Friday.”


program offers hope UTSA Lorenzo Garcia Staff Writer The Collegiate Recovery Program is a new program at UTSA that offers assistance to anyone trying to recover from an addiction. According to the assistant director, Jennifer Cervi, attendees of weekly meetings include those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders and self-mutilation. “There’s a little bit of everything,” she explained. Cervi, who has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan, knows from personal experience how difficult recovery can be. Although she has been happily sober since 2006 she once struggled with methamphetamine abuse. “A part of my story,” she explained, “was that it took me 10 years to get a bachelor’s degree; I went through three universities and countless treatment centers.” She emphasized that an important part of her journey was learning how to be academically successful while simultaneously being successful in her recovery. Upon her acceptance to the University of Michigan, she looked for a school- sponsored recovery program only to discover that there was not one. “I found it really challenging. It was very isolating because (a university) is a very hostile culture for sobriety,” recalled Cervi. It was during her search for help that she came across the Collegiate Recovery Program system. “I took it upon myself to bring Collegiate Recovery to the University of Michigan, and I did that while working on my masters.” The experience inspired Cervi to dedicate her professional career to helping others recover from any form of addiction. Having already fostered the creation of a program at the University of Michigan, she was a prime candidate for creating a program at UTSA after the UT System was granted $1 million to establish recovery

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RECOVERY: students fight addiction From page 1 programs on each of their campuses last year. She explained that this program is the first of its kind to be established at UTSA. These programs are not cookie-cutter establishments, she explained. “UTSA made it apparent to me in the beginning that they wanted me to establish a program based on the needs of the UTSA culture.” She emphasized that the program is catered specifically to the needs of the students at UTSA, through “an umbrella of services.” “They’re voluntary programs… You can participate in as many or as little as you want,” Cervi stated. Some of the services offered are individual case management, specialized housing for those in recovery, a registered

student organization, recovery meetings, therapy and an appellate process for students who have been expelled by the university due to drug charges and who have since worked towards recovery. Cervi reports that students who are actively participating in the program are “accountable, reliable, follow through on their word and are attending classes on a regular basis.” She believes the reason for the success of the flowering program is that it offers a safe haven from the outside world where those in recovery can speak freely about their issues. According to a participant in the program who asked that her name not be used, it is a safe haven for her to speak freely about her problem with eating disorders.

She described the meetings as a time and place without judgment or criticism. Individuals are praised for their progress and successes. “We support each other,” she explained, “no one single person carries the group.” “No one should be afraid to ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness; it is a sign of strength. It gets harder before it gets easier, but recovery is something worth working for.” Students interested in the program can attend an Open Recovery meeting every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the UTSA Counseling Center RWC 1.808. AA, NA, CA, ED members and all others are welcome to join.

RETROFITTING: the fountain undergoes sustainable construction From page 1 Fountain in front of the John Peace Library (JPL). The fountain has been dry since 2011 as a result of drought restrictions on public fountains. In order to support renovations, the UTSA Development Office launched a “Fill the Fountain” campaign with a goal to raise $300,000. The UTSA Alumni Association and the UTSA Green Fund have given $150,000 to the project. University supporters have been invited to donate $10,000. Repairs are expected to be complete by Jan. 13 of next year.

On Nov. 16 and 17, the fountain will undergo sandblasting to remove existing pool plaster and allow for repairs to the pump system. A six-foot-high chain-link fence currently encloses the construction area. Surrounding tables and patio areas will not be disturbed. The high cost of repairs did not go unnoticed by students. The hashtag #for$300kthefountainbetter was trending on Twitter this past week with students filling in satirical suggestions for what the fountain should contain, such as “#for$300kthefountainbetter turn water into wine.” On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Fill

the Fountain campaign will be holding an event at the Sombrilla Fountain for students to learn about the project and give donations. “It is a campus legend that the Sombrilla fountain is lucky,” Marjie French, UTSA vice president for external relations told UTSA Today. “As the story goes, if a student puts both their hands on the fountain while it is running they will ace their upcoming exams. Today’s Roadrunners deserve the opportunity to put the legend to the test. It’s time to bring this tradition back.”


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{The Paisano} Editorial Editor-in-Chief: The Alamo City is more t han ready for a plastic bag ban Matthew Duarte J. Corey Franco

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On Nov. 12 City Council member, Cris Medina will go public with a plastic bag ban proposal. This ban will likely be similar to Austin’s ban, which prohibits single-use plastic bags found in most grocery and convenience stores. San Antonio spends over $1 million dollars a year on cleaning up plastic bags. Although recycling has increased in the city, the use of bags has not declined. The ban may be disconcerting for some as plastic bags are convenient for shopping but, since Waste Management does not accept the bags in recycling

bins most them end up in landfills. H-E-B, Target, Walmart and Walgreens joined the city with “Change is in the Bag,” a program started in 2011 which initiated stores to have plastic bag recycling outside the stores. The program failed and ended in 2012 as a result. San Antonio is ready to adopt reusable bags in daily shopping for the better of the city. According to the San Antonio Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee, a ban will improve the community, help property values, protect wildlife and lower landfill costs. Councilman Cris Medina,

who is a sponsor of the proposal, plans to work with retailers on this ban. Ideally, stores like H-E-B and Walmart will offer non-plastic bag options like paper — an option available at Whole Foods and Sprouts — to forgetful shoppers. There are 117 cities in the U.S that have plastic bans and fees. This includes Texas ordinances in Brownsville, Fort Stockton, South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, Austin, Freer, Sunset Valley, Kermit and Laredo. While this policy has received mixed opinions from residents, it has cleaned up these cities for the better. One Walmart in

Brownsville allows customers to purchase plastic bags for $1 and reusable bags for 25 cents by the ordinance, making reusable bags more accessible. Residents have reported that bringing their own bags to the store, has made shopping more efficient and allowed them to be more conscious of what to decide to buy. The only groups concerned with a plastic bag ban are retailers like Walmart and H-E-B, concerned that this policy may limit an over-indulgent shopper. Research published by the journal Environmental and Resource Economics found that a

bag tax in Ireland decreased the use of plastic bags by 94 percent. The study also found that retailers took a favorable approach to the ban as it lowered the cost of bags purchased for checkout. As the second most populous city in Texas and seventh in the United States, San Antonio should be a frontrunner for environmental consciousness. Just a change in the bags we use could be the first step at bettering San Antonio.


Keeping company discourse civil and appropriately directed L a s t week, Taco Haven, a local Mexican food restaurant, reignited the heated debate that surrounded the recent expansion of San Antonio’s non-discrimination ordinance (NDO). The renewed debate started after a review about the establishment on Yelp went viral. The post by Michael Cepek recounted his visit to the restaurant on Nov. 8 in which he encountered petitioners stationed in front seeking signatures calling for the recall of Mayor Julián Castro and District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal. The Petitioners asserted to Cepek that they were invited to bring their petitions to the restaurant to promote their cause. The Torres family, owners of Taco Haven, quickly maintained that this entire ordeal was an unfortunate misunderstanding. According to Texas Public Radio, Allen Parker, an attorney for the family stated, “Just because you allow people to exercise their civil rights does not mean you’re a hater. In fact, we need to allow each other to agree to disagree on these important issues and allow civil discourse to occur.” Mayor Castro and Councilman Bernal have been targeted for removal by anti-LGBTQ activists for

their efforts in extending the protection of NDO to members of the LGBTQ community as a protected class in the city. Beyond the online uproar, the event also led to protesters deciding to set up outside the restaurant to voice their disapproval with Taco Haven’s apparent stance on this hot button issue. This controversy ignited by the decision of the establishments owners evokes the similar controversy that surrounded Chick-fil-A after their president, Dan Cathy, said in an interview with the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” when it came to endorsing the biblical view of traditional marriage. Events such as this often result in heated debates, protests and even boycotts of the respective institu-

tions’ services. The decision of business owners to inject themselves into such divisive political issues marks an

Cathy would do well to remember that using their businesses as a vehicle with which to broadcast their ideological views effectively strongarms their personal dogmas onto wait staff and cashiers that are simply trying to make a living wage. These lowerrung wage earners often become targets for the overzealous activist. A video on YouTube accounts this sort of misplaced dialogue. In the video, a drive thru customer at Chick-fil-A harasses the cashier because of her company’s choice to endorse the biblical view regarding traditional marriage. Protesters and activists seeking to voice opposition to these organizational decisions should remain acutely aware that these views are impositions that do not necessarily reflect the server refilling your tea. By extension, the decision to J. Corey Franco/ The Paisano

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unfortunate trend that imposes an unwarranted impact on employees that simply get caught in the crossfire. The Torres family and Dan

boycott these companies imposes a direct negative impact on front line earners that depend on tips and regular wage increases to support themselves and, in many instances, their families. Additionally, making the decision to boycott an organization that chooses to promote any given ideological stance pushes a method of protest that simply seeks to silence its detractors rather than engage the discussion in a rational and productive manner that will quell ignorance with reason rather than anger. It is important for Americans to actively engage in the “civil discourse” surrounding issues that are controversial. However business owners should remember to take into account the fact that the decisions they make affect not just themselves, but an entire corporation. The impact of these decisions invariably hurts those that are in the most need of the company’s support. Instead of pushing for the advancement of these divisive ideals, perhaps these business owners should concern themselves with the advancement of a more efficient and productive work environment for the employees that depend on an inclusive rather than exclusive patronage. J. Corey Franco Managing Editor

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Annie Labatt: Opening New Portals Staff Writer

On Oct. 18, the San Antonio Museum of Art’s biggest lecture room was completely sold out with people lined along the stairs and squeezed against the back wall, all for the chance to learn about art history from a highly qualified professional. The eager audience could not hold back their enthusiasm and began chanting as if they were at a Spurs game for the star player, Annie Labatt, to take the court. After a few, quick introductions, the overhead lights dimmed and a single podium light glowed on Labatt’s smile as she began her presentation on the “Bison” cave paintings in Altamira, Spain. Annie Labatt, a native of San Antonio, has finally returned after a 16-year odyssey of exploring art history around the globe. After graduating from St. Mary’s Hall in 1997, Labatt attended Barnard College in New York, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in history. Since then, she has gone on to receive three master degrees, one from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and two from Yale University, before earning her Ph.D. in Byzantine art history from Yale University. During this time, she also held fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks (Harvard University) and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Labatt was awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Rome to conduct research on Medieval and Byzantine art in Rome for two years. Now, Labatt has returned to San Antonio, not only to share her knowledge and experience with UTSA students as a professor of art history, but also

to share it with the entire San Antonio community through her SAMA lecture series. The lecture on the Bison at Altamira, Spain marked the start of Labatt’s lecture series called Art History 101: No Exams, No Papers. This series will take place at SAMA once a month until June and will cover the cave art of prehistoric Spain to nineteenth-century Romantic Art. During these lectures, Labatt will chose a specific work of art she feels passionately about and feels facilitates a broader discussion about its time period. As explained by Labatt, this lecture series can be thought of as “book club, happy hour and art history all in one.” Following the first lecture, Labatt further discussed her series. What made you want to do an Art History lecture series at SAMA? “My genesis for this project was that I was talking to a lot of people around my age, 30s and 40s, and I’d say, ‘Oh, I do Art History’, and they would say, ‘Gosh, I wish I had taken an Art History class’ or ‘I wish I could

ally want to be able to share that kind of feeling in this lecture series.” “Altamira wouldn’t naturally be on anybody’s map, as it wasn’t on mine. So maybe, this is a way that people will be able to not only think about that blue print of art history, that trajectory, but also think, ‘Oh well, I’m going to take a trip to Spain. I want to go see those bulls.’ You know, do something they wouldn’t have done otherwise, opening a new portal for the people here.” As displayed by the big turnout for the first lecture, people obviously have a desire to educate themselves about art history. What do people stand to gain from the study of Art History? “I remember when I took my first art history class, and I started to see things afterwards. Everything sort of had meaning, every column and capital. There is history in that shape and form. And I don’t know. It made me more aware of my surroundings. I guess that is why you read books and travel, so you can see more and shake up your world. I hope that is what people stand to gain from it. That they will think about the connections between our history and that

history. Our world can get so small and I hope this is a way to bust through those walls.” Since leaving San Antonio you have had the opportunity to experience many different places. Why did you decide to come back to San Antonio? “I love all those big cities and all the stuff that is going on in them… but there is a point at which you feel like in New York, I could never do this lecture series. I could have never walked into the director of an institution and been like ‘I want to do this.’ Nobody would have taken me up on it. There is something about San Antonio that is so open and so excited and encouraging. It is just an incredible community.” “I love those experiences (in New York, Chicago, Rome, etc). I really, really do, and I’m so glad I had them, but in a sense I feel like I was on that path to get a lot of lessons and learn a lot of things so I could bring them back here and make that difference.” “It is so different from when I was here in high school. I left in ‘97. UTSA was a tiny place and the art scene was nothing… I hope I can be part of this blowing up in San Antonio of this art scene. I think too, there is a lot of contemporary art, a lot of exciting stuff happening there, and I would like to create a sort of balance between the history of it.”

Netflix’s “recently added” section seems extra full. Yet November can come as a shocking reminder that there is only a month left to complete the things that once seemed so distant. Everyone seems to be on their second cup of coffee as of late, and it’s getting harder to plan ahead when the prospect of a warm bed is so attractive. As the year winds down,

many students may find that they are overwhelmed with the fall semester’s demands. Yet it is this time of the year that marks the beginning of the end. The chilly days can lag but the end is so close. This is the time for fight mode in which students forsake grievances in order to power through assignments. It is tough, but the idea of completing another semester, or

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take one, right now,’ missing that intellectual craving that generated all those people on Friday (Oct. 18). Just desiring to be able to talk about art history and what it is. This really was the impetus to being like, wow, it would be cool if I could do a mini art history, make it more social, but have a context for giving the span of art history through major masterpieces.” Out of all pre-historic art, why did you choose to do your first lecture on the Bison at Altamira, Spain? “Partly because I think that they are just magical. Those beasts are amazing, but also because, by pure accident, sort of on a whim, I happened to go and see those fake neo-print caves. And so, there is something personal and emotional about that too, because I was there. I’m still so overwhelmed by those amazing images. I re-

Labatt’s next lecture will be this Friday, Nov. 15, at SAMA. She will be discussing the “Nike of Samothrace” from the Greek Hellenistic Period. The lecture will be followed by a reception, where attendees can continue to explore and discuss the significance of art history among themselves and the ever-inspiring Annie Labatt.

{Local Events} Tuesday, November 12 2 p.m. Music: Andrew Garland Laurel Heights United Methodist Church (227 W. Woodlawn Ave.) presents the Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series featuring renowned classical musicians from around the world. Baritone singer Andrew Garland will bring his big voice and sophisticated presence to the stage. Admission is free for students. For more information, visit

Wednesday, November 13 8:30 p.m. Comedy: Kristen Key Texas comedian Kristin Key brings her rapid-fire wit to River Center Comedy Club (849 E. Commerce St. #893). The Amarillo native has been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has toured in 35 states for the past five years. Admission is $15. For more information, visit

Thursday, November 14 7:30 p.m. Music: P!ink Singer P!nk brings her unique concert experience to the AT&T Center (1 AT&T Center Pkwy). The singer is known for her acrobatic and high-energy performances. Admission begins at $51.62. For more information, visit attcenter. com.

Friday, November 15 8 p.m. Live Music: The Koffin Kats The Koffin Kats will be performing at The Korova (107 E Martin) in preparation of the release of their new album “Our Way & the Highway.” Fellow horror punk and psychobilly bands Hellbound Hearse, Livends and Hard Luck Rebels will also be performing. Admission is $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door. For tickets, visit

Saturday, November 16 7:30 p.m. Stand-up Comedy: Mike Epps Comedian Mike Epps (“The Hangover,” “Next Friday”) will be performing live at the Empire Theater (226 N St. Mary’s). Epps brings his observational comedy along with some friends for a promising night of laughs. For tickets, visit


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Sleep in g in t h e L ib r a r y Sara Flores

Staff Writer At the start of my college career, I tried to spend as little time on campus as possible. I purposely took morning classes to avoid being at school past the early afternoon in order to give myself time to relax on my own. Spending little time on campus was easy as a freshman and even a sophomore, but proved to be more difficult to achieve as an upperclassman. School is a full-time job that demands many people to have a completely open schedule. However, a free schedule is not always attainable. Students take time from other commitments to be at school. Some even have to be on campus for hours at a time or all day for

a couple of days a week to fit school into their lives. It doesn’t help that most required classes are available only at very specific times. A perfect schedule is near-impossible as professors are making time for school just like their students. I am going to have an irregular schedule next semester, which will require me to plan even further ahead than I usually do. In order to come to class stress-free I will have to use my free time to plan according to my busy time. Planning ahead seems to be a major factor in the lives of many students, day in and day

out. I often see people on campus with multiple book bags and lunchboxes with ice packs. Acknowledging this, I know that they have to have a meticulous schedule just to be able to make it to class. Many students may have to bring extra assignments to school so they have something to do during a break when there is not time to go home. As the temperature finally drops and winter lethargy reveals itself, it can take an extra mental push to be productive. While the semester isn’t quite over, it certainly is winding down, and it may be even harder to stay on campus all day. August and September breed the mentality that there is time to waste, while October acts as a weigh station for the stress that November brings. Projects are due, holiday planning becomes tiresome and, to top it all off, the weather is erratic. It’s easy to give yourself a break in the middle of the semester. Major assignments seem light years away and

perhaps your first, may propel you to work more efficiently. The workload that November brings coupled with a schedule that requires you to spend all day on campus may be tiresome, but it will soon seem worth it. Drink that second cup of coffee, and remind yourself that a marathon of your favorite show is right around the corner.


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Mark Zavala Arts Assistant Kennedy’s Chicago Pizza Kennedy’s Chicago Pizza offers some of the most authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizzas in San Antonio. Kennedy’s was founded by Clint Kennedy, a Chicago, Illinois native. The restaurant has remained family owned since the first location at Potranco and HWY 151 opened in 2009. Since then another location on San Pedro has been established, broadening the deep-dish reach. Kennedy’s does pizza a little differently. Traditionally, pizza is layered in a consistent fashion: dough, sauce, cheese and then toppings. Kennedy’s starts with the dough, adds the cheese and toppings directly to the crust and then pours the sauce on last. The sauce becomes trapped on top of the pizza without flooding the plate thanks to the deep dish crust, and, since the sauce does not soak into the crust, the pizza stays firm and the toppings don’t slide off the slice. Aside from their deep dish specialty, Kennedy’s offers thin crust pizzas, calzones, wings,

pasta, salad and even Chicagostyle hot dogs. They serve beer and wine as well. Try the deep dish Meat Head topped with pork sausage, bacon, hamburger, ham, pepperoni and Canadian bacon. Or, if you are hungry and feeling brave, try the Monster of the Midway topped with pork sausage, pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, ham, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives; the Monster comes in various sizes, but if you can finish the 14-inch deep dish in less than 45 minutes, it’s free. Goomba’s Pizzeria Goomba’s Pizzeria brings traditional New York-style pizza right to the plates of the people of San Antonio. Located at the Collonade (9825 IH 10), Goomba’s Pizzeria bakes “real pizza” brought to you by a “real paisan” and offers a great atmosphere reminiscent of a pizzeria in Brooklyn, New York. The pizza at Goomba’s is well-crafted with only the freshest ingredients, and they make their own sauces and dough in-house. The crust isn’t crunchy or dry, but isn’t necessarily chewy; the consistency is spot on. The pizza can be a little greasy, though, and it is

not baked in a brick-oven. Goomba’s is a fairly priced restaurant. They offer lunch and dinner specials, they sell by the slice (a rarity at most pizza places) and 20-inch pizzas start at $14.75. Goomba’s menu consists of only one crust style for pizzas, but includes submarine sandwiches, calzones, Stromboli, pastas, pizza rolls and desserts, including cannoli, tiramisu, cakes and cheesecake. They do not serve alcohol. Try the margherita pizza, topped with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomato, basil and parmesan and mozzarella cheese, or the Goomba’s supreme, topped with pepperoni, sausage, onion, mushrooms, bell peppers and black olives. Big Lou’s Pizza Big Lou’s Pizza (2048 S. WW White Rd) has become a popular destination for tourists in San Antonio. Big Lou’s signature 42-inch pizza, which weighs in at almost 70 pounds, has been the restaurant’s alluring feature and was even featured on the Travel Channel’s show “Man vs. Food.” The taste of a Big Lou’s pizza lives up to the giant sizes they choose to make their pizzas. The crust is doughy, the pizza tends to sag and toppings tend

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t h e A l a m o C i t y ’s finest pizza spots Maria’s Pizza located off Wurzbach and Vance Jackson uses fresh dough and sauce made daily

to fall off while you’re eating, but the flavor of the rich, wheat dough brings the entire pizza together. The sweet red sauce and the fresh toppings make the pizza more than a novelty. The menu at Big Lou’s is reasonably priced and boasts calzones, wings, salads, wraps, pastas and desserts. Big Lou’s does not serve alcohol. Try the BBQ brisket pizza, topped with two kinds of cheeses, brisket and a homemade BBQ sauce. Hollywood Pizza Hollywood Pizza, located at 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy, is a fantastic restaurant that brings Hollywood to San Antonio. The pizza, combined with the restaurant’s atmosphere ,is what makes this spot worth trying. The pizza itself is basic. It isn’t baked in a classic brick-oven; the crust is neither chewy nor crunchy; and the ingredients, while undeniably fresh, aren’t anything to gaff about.

Yet, the pizza as a finished product is good. The menu is based around famous icons, actors and films — the specialty pizzas and calzones boast names like “James Dean,” “Sid Delicious Meatza” and the “Al Capone Calzone” — and, aside from pizza, the menu offers wings, salads, desserts and burgers. Hollywood Pizza also offers three pizzas worth mentioning; the “Godzilla 25 x 50-inch,” the “King Kong 50 x 50-inch” and the “Joan Jett 100 x 100 inch.” These three pizzas require a 24-hour advance order and cost $38, $98 and $395 respectively. Try the “Elvis Hawaiian,” which is topped with pineapple, bacon, ham, red peppers and parmesan cheese, or the “Frankie Goes to Hollywood,” topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage and fresh mushrooms. Maria’s Pizza Maria’s Pizza (3529 Oakgate Dr.) is family owned and oper-

ated and located off Wurzbach and Vance Jackson. From the outside, the building resembles that ofa dry cleaner, but what is being crafted inside is far more interesting. The pizza served at Maria’s is magnificent. Fresh dough is made every day as is the sauce. The pizzas aren’t baked in a brick-oven, but the flavor is very similar. The crust is chewy without being flimsy and isn’t soaked in grease like other pizza places. The toppings are also diced by hand. Maria’s Pizza is the quintessential neighborhood pizza place. The restaurant does not have a website, nor do they have a menu available online. The menu is simple: pizza in small, medium and large sizes, sub sandwiches and calzones. They do not sell alcohol nor do they have fountain drinks available, just sodas in cans. Try a pepperoni pizza. The simplicity speaks for itself.

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In last week’s article, A day of celebration: San Antonio celebrates dia de los muertos, Virgina Foley was incorrectly identified as Ann Cortez.

Art over advertising: the fight for Prada, Marfa Jackie Calvert Arts Assistant In the small West Texas town of Marfa an empty fashion store stands idle on the outskirts of U.S. Route 90. From afar it looks like a dilapidated building, but upon closer inspection its sleek, bold letters spell one word any fashion lover would automatically recognize — Prada. “Prada, Marfa,” created by European artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, is a permanent sculpture northwest of Valentine, Texas. Designed to look just like an actual store, the sculpture has Prada shoes and handbags provided by Miuccia Prada herself. However, there is no public access to the sculpture and nothing inside is for sale. “Prada, Marfa” is a non-profit project drawing strongly on land art and pop art a la Andy Warhol and his Campbell’s Soup cans. The purpose of the installation is to gain understanding of the world through a commercialized point of view. A Prada store in the middle of nowhere shows how consumerism and obsession with labels has spread to the most unexpected places. Since 2005, the sculpture has brought visitors from all over the world and has become a cultural staple to the city of Marfa. The installation

is owned by Ballroom Marfa and the Art Production Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to producing ambitious public art projects. The fund provides artists with the assistance to create difficult projects. Recently, the Texas Department of Public Safety has deemed the sculpture an “illegal form of advertisement” and is in talks of dismantling it. “Playboy, Marfa,” another installation outside of Marfa, is the cause of the current dispute. Artist Richard Phillips was commissioned by Playboy to create a 40-foot neon sign of the Playboy logo and a model Dodge Charger. Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun had a photo shoot at the site as well as a streamed video with the tagline, “A new look for an American icon.” Following a large amount of controversy and a complaint from local residents, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) ordered Playboy to remove the sign because the owner does not have a permit for outdoor advertising. TxDOT is currently having discussions with Playboy Enterprises to resolve the issue, and the sign remains on the plot. TxDOT representative Veronica Beyer commented in the Oct. 16 issue of The Wall Street Journal that “Currently ‘Prada, Marfa,’ and the site it occupies do not comply with federal and

state laws regarding un-zoned areas in order to receive a permit. We are still looking into this. We must treat each sign owner the same.” TxDOT could not be reached for comment. The “Prada, Marfa” artists Elmgreen and Dragset commented on the Ballroom Marfa website: “It is advertisement only when a company either commissions someone to make such a sign, pays for its execution or makes a sign themselves in order to promote the company’s products.” The Belgian artists also stated, “It comes as a big surprise for us that the Texas Department of Transportation now after eight years may declare this well-known artwork to be illegal; the work clearly is one of the strong points for the cultural tourism, which is such an important financial factor in this region.” Although the dispute has reached national attention, residents of Marfa are indifferent towards the installation. Rose Anderson-Lewis, a store owner and resident, wrote in an email, “Not much of our tourism is a result of ‘Prada, Marfa’ or ‘Playboy, Marfa.’ In fact, maybe none. ‘Prada’ is certainly a point of interest but not usually the reason people come here.” (to continue reading this article, visit paisano-online. com)

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Game-winning field goal seals comeback win

Roadrunners defense keeps Green Wave offense scoreless in second half Rafael Mendoza Staff Writer With 14 seconds left in the game, UTSA junior kicker Sean Ianno stepped onto the field with a chance to win the game. Tied at 7-7, Ianno converted the 34-yard attempt to help the UTSA football team beat the Tulane Green Wave 10-7 in front of over 24,000 fans in the Alamodome. The UTSA Roadrunners (55, 4-2 C-USA) have now won three straight Conference USA (C-USA) games, while the Tulane Green Wave, who came into the game in a three-way tie for first in C-USA, (6-4, 4-2 C-USA) have now lost two straight. UTSA senior quarterback Eric Soza led the Roadrunners offense on a 10-play, 63-yard drive in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter, highlighted by a 62-yard pass to junior wide receiver Seth Grubb that put UTSA on the Tulane 13yard line and within field goal range. “It was a busted coverage really. They (Tulane) ran cover two, and we ran four verticals. Their corner just sat down in the flat,” Grubb said after the game. “Once I got around him and the safety took him, I was wide open. It was amazing. It was really awesome.” After Grubb’s catch, Ianno connected on his third career game-winning field goal at UTSA. Despite some struggles earlier in the season, Ianno had made it a point to keep his mindset consistent in any situation. “I just do the same thing I always do,” Ianno said after the game. “Especially in those situations, I don’t want anyone coming and talking to me except for Grubb and my snapper Jesse (Medrano).”

The Roadrunners had an uphill battle this week, playing without junior running back David Glasco II and senior Evans Okotcha, who were both suffering from injuries. As a team, UTSA finished the game with 309 total yards, 126 of which were rushing. Junior running back Brandon Armstrong paced the team with 81 rushing yards, while junior tight end Cole Hubble added three receptions for 51 yards. But it was the Roadrunners defense that stepped up with a season-low seven points allowed — the fewest points given up to a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent. UTSA was continually called for passing interference calls, yet still managed to make stops when they needed them the most. UTSA Head Coach Larry Coker gave credit to the entire UTSA staff for their performance. “The penalties were frustrating,” said Coker. “They were really attacking our corners and (assistant coach) Jeff Popovich has just done a phenomenal job coaching those corners. “They made some plays but not many catches and some of the penalties you are going to have sometimes when you play man coverage. You’re going to have some of those, but our corner play was outstanding.” The Roadrunners started the game with a nine-play, 73-yard drive and looked to be on the verge of scoring until Tulane sophomore safety Darion Monroe forced the ball out of UTSA freshman running back Jarveon Williams’ hands. After a scoreless stalemate in the first quarter, UTSA senior linebacker Steven Kurfehs, who had a game-high of 11 tackles, forced a fumble on Tulane’s first possession of the second quarter. But UTSA could not convert it into a touchdown. Following a Tulane punt on

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UTSA linebacker Steven Kurfehs tackles a Tualne running back, helping the Roadrunners defesne keep the Green Wave to only one touchdown in the game.

the next series, UTSA junior running back Brandon Armstrong lost the ball on a twoyard rush, giving the Green Wave good field position. With Tulane down to a third and 10 at the UTSA 27-yard line, the Roadrunners were whistled for pass interference to extend Tulane’s drive. A few plays later, the Green Wave scored the first points of the game on a nineyard rushing touchdown by

senior running back Orleans Darkwa. It wasn’t until late into the third quarter that UTSA got back in the game. Following a 50-yard missed field goal by Tulane kicker Cairo Santos — his second of the game — Armstrong exploded through a small hole in the Green Wave defense for a 68-yard rushing touchdown that tied the game 7-7.

The Roadrunners showed enough resolve in the game to have Coker and his players believing they have a chance to end this season with a big impact. “I am really proud of our team,” Coker said. I told them there in the locker room I don’t know if I’ve been any prouder of a group of young men than I am today with this group. They fought hard. Several times they

could’ve folded and they never did.” UTSA will be idle next weekend before playing their final two games of the season. The Roadrunners head to Denton, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 23, for their final road game of the season against the North Texas Mean Green (7-3, 5-1 C-USA).

Turnovers derail season opener against Northern Arizona, Roadrunners struggle to score in 74-63 loss at home UTSA BASKETBALL

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UTSA is 1-3 in the home openers in the last four season.

It was a game that got away from the UTSA Roadrunners (0-1) basketball team as they committed 13 turnovers in the second half on their way to a 74-63 loss to the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (1-0) at the Convocation Center on Saturday, Nov. 9. In the first home game of the season, UTSA found themselves having problems moving the ball and forcing turnovers. These, coupled with a defensive lapse in the second half, put the Roadrunners behind by 19 points; UTSA could not make up the difference. “We have to shore up our point guard play; if you have nine turnovers from your point guards, it’s going to be a long evening,” UTSA Head Coach Brooks Thompson said after the game. “But we’ll get better; we’ll move forward and get better.” The few bright spots for UTSA came from senior Hyjii Thomas, who had a career-high 17 points and six rebounds to pace the Roadrunners. Junior Keon Lewis added a spark off the bench with 15 points.

“I was just being aggressive, seeing what the defense was giving me,” Thomas said. “Our team is kind of slow offensivewise; I just had to pick it up. I feel like we played well, but some stretches we just had let downs and it really hurt us.” The forced turnovers will need to be improved if the Roadrunners are going to compete this season, especially against far superior teams than Northern Arizona. “I thought our turnovers were very silly, especially in the second half,” said Thompson. “We were throwing the ball places we never should have. We gave up 49 points in the second half; you’re not going to win many games doing that.” The game started off rough for UTSA as they struggled to gain any momentum in the opening. Northern Arizona went on an 8-0 run to start the game, while UTSA started off shooting 0-for-6. UTSA, perhaps feeling the anxiety of the first home game of the season, shrugged off their cold start and bounced back with a 9-0 run. The Roadrunners had stout defense in the first half, registering four steals and two blocks,

forcing the Lumberjacks to commit 11 turnovers. Thomas’ first half performance kept UTSA in the game as he continually drew fouls while driving to the basket. Thomas went 6-for-8 from the free throw line. But UTSA went cold and finished the first half shooting 25 percent, and Northern Arizona went on a 6-1 run in the final two and a half minutes to take a 25-21 lead. “We were just lackadaisical,” said Thomas. “We were forgetting plays, forgetting to cut or holding the ball too long. It’s about slowing down and making the right plays and getting the practice in. We have to be able to think when we are tired.” The second half started the

same way the game began with Northern Arizona going on an 11-4 run. With the score 37-29 and UTSA trailing, the Roadrunners had a string of three-point plays from Lewis and junior center Kaj-Bjorn Sherman that cut the lead down to three with nine minutes still left in the game; the seven-foot Sherman scored six of his eight points during that stretch. That was as close as UTSA would get as Northern Arizona went on a 15-2 run and pushed the lead back to double-digits. The Roadrunners will attempt to bounce back as they head to the Hofheinz Pavilion looking for their first win of the season against Houston (1-0) on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Women’s cross country: Conference USA Champions

{Sports Events} Wednesday, November 13 7:30 p.m. Spurs The Spurs host the Washington Wizards at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Thursday, November 14 7 p.m. UTSA Men’s Basketball The Roadrunners compete against the Houston Cougars at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas.

7 p.m. UTSA Women’s Basketball The Roadrunners host the Lamar Cardinals at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Friday, November 15 11:15 a.m. UTSA Cross Country The Roadrunners compete in the NCAA South Central Regional in Waco, Texas.

7 p.m. UTSA Volleyball The Roadrunners host the East Carolina Pirates at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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7 p.m. Rampage

UTSA celebrates their first conference championship since 1996.

Sports Editor If a loss builds character then a win reveals it. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the UTSA Roadrunners women’s cross country team showed great determination in capturing the 2013 Conference USA (C-USA) championship. After being on the losing end of consecutive conference championships in 2011 and 2012, the Roadrunners ended their streak of defeats, striding into a first place tie with the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes as each team garnered 67 total points in the cross country standings. In what was a close and nerve-racking 5,000 meter run, the Roadrunners were led by senior Nina Herrera, who

finished in fourth place with a time of 17:24.04 at the Eagle Point Cross Country Course in Denton, Texas. “It’s really fulfilling to set a big goal like that and then to see it come to fruition at the end,” UTSA Cross Country Head Coach Scott Slade said. “To see the way the girls worked and bought into everything that we did, and they weren’t deterred that we moved into a big conference. They decided we’re going to try and do this. We’re going to go and win a conference championship. It just feels awesome.” The victory for UTSA was not without its dramatic moments. The Roadrunners were trailing big in the final 400 meters. That’s when sophomore Emily Perez (eighth/17:40.90) and junior Stephanie Wangui

(20th/17:58.02) made strong moves, both passing the Tulsa runners in front of them just before the finish line. Their finishes, in addition to seniors Samantha Fish (17th/17:52.21) and Alyssa Diaz (18th/17:55.26), clinched the co-championship for UTSA. “We were losing with 400 meters to go in that race, and the girls didn’t give up. They fought and were passing girls right up to the line — sprinting to the line and running with heart — because they wanted it so badly,” Slade said. “It’s like being 10 points down in a basketball game with two minutes to go and then winning on a buzzer shot.” For many of the seniors it was a fitting end to their four years of work and dedication. “We had all experienced the

Roadrunners sweep UAB

The Spurs compete against the Utah Jazz at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

heartbreak every single time, so before the race we had decided ‘this was it, we either do or don’t,’” Herrera said. “To finally hear the results and know that we finally accomplished the goal that we had been aiming for, it was just relief. We finally got it.” Following the race there was some dispute as to what the final standings were between UTSA and Tulsa, which proved to be more tense than the actual event. “It was actually really stressful afterwards. Because usually you finish running and you’re done and you’re like ‘okay, well, that was it.’ But we finished the competition and we knew it was going to be really close from the beginning,” Herrera recalled. “It was funny because one of the parents was there and he was

trying to calculate the points to the finish and he had initially thought we had lost by four points. We heard him say “oh no, that’s horrible; we don’t want to have lost again.’” After nearly a 45-minute wait, it was announced that Tulsa and UTSA had in fact tied and received the co-champion status. “They announced it and they were like ‘coach, did we really win? Is it true?’ They were all looking at me and I said ‘yeah, we won,’” Slade said. “All of a sudden they were like, ‘oh my god.’ At first it was just like, is this really happening, kind of like a pinch-me moment.” UTSA will compete in the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday, Nov. 15, for their final event of the fall season.

The Rampage compete against the Rockford IceHogs at the BMO Harris Banks Center in Rockford, IL.

Sunday, November 16 1 p.m. UTSA Volleyball The Roadrunners host the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas.

7 p.m. UTSA Women’s Basketball The Roadrunners host the UT Arlington Mavericks at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas.

7 p.m. UTSA Men’s Basketball The Roadrunners host the McMurry War Hawks at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Tied for first in Conference USA

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UTSA freshman Dajana Boskovic attempts a spike on two UAB players in an effort to score.

8 p.m. Spurs

Saturday, November 15 4 p.m. Rampage


The Rampage compete against the Iowa Wild at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Roadrunner volleyball team is poised to make a run in the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament in two weeks. Until then, they are fighting for the top seed in the conference. UTSA (19-7, 11-1 C-USA) helped further their cause with a three-set sweep of the UAB Blazers (18-12, 5-6 C-USA) on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Convocation Center. UTSA finished the game with a total of 47 kills, 23 of which were delivered by senior outside hitter McKenzie Adams. Adams also had 12 digs and scored a total of 24 points throughout the match. “I feel it went really well today,” sophomore defensive specialist Annie Kunes said. “Obviously, we took them in three. I just felt we played as a team and everyone did their individual jobs.” The first set started off quickly, with UTSA easily scoring within the first few minutes and ending the set 25-15. During the second set, UAB came back strong, gaining the lead for the first few minutes until UTSA rallied and won the

set 25-20. The final set concluded with UTSA overcoming a possible UAB comeback and winning 25-20. “I thought it was good,” Head Coach Laura Groff said. “We have so many challenges ahead of us right now. Everyone is trying to get ready for Tulsa; my biggest fear was that we would overlook tonight’s match and Friday night’s match against East Carolina and we can’t afford to do that. It was one of those things; it was kind of scary coming out here. So I was really pleased with the way we played, how we’re handling the pressure and just the different people that are stepping up.” Freshman setter Jessica Waldrip made waves with a whopping 38 assists out of UTSA’s accumulative 45. Kunes led the team with 20 digs along with freshman defensive specialist Daniella Villarreal, who added 13 digs to UTSA’s overall 58 digs. “In the beginning, I came out, I was prepared,” Kunes said. “I knew what they were going to do. We studied them a lot, so I thought I went out and played well. I got a little down in the middle but I got right back up at the end.”

UTSA ended the match with a total of 11 blocks, hitting 69 percent. “I’d like to point out Daniella Villarreal,” Groff said. “She picked up some key tips…she didn’t lead us in digs, but she only plays three rotations and she had 13. That’s a lot, and she served really well. I thought she did some little things that probably won’t stand out for anybody else but, for the team, were key.” UTSA will play their next two games at home against East Carolina and Tulsa to finish up their regular season before heading into the conference tournament. “I think we’re ready,” Kunes stated. “I think that a lot of teams are out to get us, but that only makes us work harder and makes us know that we have to go out and play our game every time.” UTSA is set to take on both Eastern Carolina Friday, Nov. 15, and Tulsa on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Convocation Center. “We play in the conference tournament and then we have the opportunity to go to the NCAA, so that’s our goal,” Groff said. “So we’re not ending yet. We still have a lot ahead of us.”


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Rampage remain undefeated under new head coach Rowe Vicente Cardenas / The Paisano


Center John Matsumoto scores the only goal in Sunday’s shootout period for the Rampage.

Patrick Martinez Staff Writer The San Antonio Rampage (6-6-0-1) needed overtime and a shootout period to capture their second straight win under new head coach Tom Rowe. It was the left-handed center John Matsumoto who scored the only goal in the shootout past the Milwaukee Admirals (6-3-2-1) goalie Magnus Helberg for the 3-2 victory on Sunday, Nov. 10 in front of 7,117 fans at the AT&T Center. The win finally puts the Rampage back at .500, and they now have a 2-0 record with Rowe at the helm. “We’ve got a good team. We got off to a slow start (at the beginning of the season),” Rowe said, “but we have a lot of good hockey players.” The Admirals, trailing 2-1 in the third period, were able to tie

the game at the 6:01 mark when left wing Simon Moser slipped a shot past Rampage goalie Dov Grumet-Morris. Milwaukee struggled the entire game to create offense and scored their game-tying goal in the third despite taking only eight shots in the period. In the overtime period, the Rampage had four shots on goal that were all stopped by Helberg, while Grumet-Morris stopped the Admiral’s only shot, resulting in the Rampage competing in their first shootout of the season. Last season, the Rampage lost seven shootouts, tying them for second most in the Western Conference. Grumet-Morris collected his first win of the season and was a part of a big defensive effort from the Rampage. “You always need to play good defense,” said Rowe, who was the head coach of the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Kontinental Hockey League prior to his hir-

ing by the Rampage. “You have to play both sides of the rink. I hear a lot of coaches like the uptempo (kind of game). That’s good if you have the puck, and if you don’t have the puck, it is equally as important that you know what to do.” The first period was highlighted by strong goalie play from both sides as each goalie stopped all 14 shots from each team. The strong defensive play continued in the second period until Rampage right wing Steve Pinizotto scored on a twisting wrist shot assisted by defenseman John Lee. It took only a minute for the Rampage to strike again. This time it was right wing Jed Ortmeyer who quickly took a loose puck and scored, shooting the puck past Helberg to give the Rampage a two goal lead. In the closing minutes of the second period, the Admirals turned Erick Selleck’s roughing penalty into a power-play goal when defenseman Bryan Rodney eased a shot between the legs of Grumet-Morris to cut the lead down to 2-1. It was the only power-play goal on the night, and the Rampage finished the game 0-for-3 on power-play opportunities. The Rampage will head out to play three road games in five days. Up next for the Rampage are the Oklahoma City Barons (56-0-2) on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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The Paisano Volume 48 Issue 27  
The Paisano Volume 48 Issue 27