Garr Persson scored four goals as the host Anaheim Bolts kept alive their chances of claiming a Professional Arena Soccer League playoff berth Saturday with an 8-7 victory over the Tacoma Stars Saturday at Bolts Arena at Anaheim Convention Center.
Amos Freihart led the Stars with a brace in the loss.
Anaheim evened its record to 5-5, third-best in the Pacific Division and 4 1/2 games behind the three-time defending league champion San Diego Sockers (9-0). The Bolts host the Sacramento Surge this Saturday, then travel to the Stars for a weekend series January 19 and 20.
Tacoma is currently 3-6, in fourth place in the division, and six games behind the Sockers.