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Close Matches in A-League/D3 Open Cup Qualifying

CHICAGO (Monday, April 23, 2001) - Open Cup Qualifying continued this weekend among the interleague groups from the USL's A-League and D3 Pro League, with four matches - none decided by more than one goal. In D3 Pro League action, the Stanislaus United Cruisers secured crucial road victory on Friday evening, defeating the Tucson Fireballs, 2-1 in overtime. In one of three interleague matches, the Long Island Rough Riders (A-League) pulled out a 3-2 home victory over the New Jersey Stallions (D3) on Saturday. The Boston Bulldogs (D3) held the visiting Connecticut Wolves (A-League) to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night. On Sunday, the A-League Atlanta Silverbacks needed overtime to edge the expansion D3 Greenville Lions, 2-1.