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COMETS WIN BIG ON RETRO NIGHT
- Updated: January 24, 2014
26-2 Victory Over St. Louis Ambush is Largest Win in Team History
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri (January 24, 2013) – The Missouri Comets hosted the St. Louis Ambush at the Independence Events Center one last time this season and put on a show for the 4,748 people in attendance. The Comets Annual Retro Night brought back some of the legends from franchise history to watch the best in the current team. The Comets beat the Ambush 26-2 after all four quarters. St. Louis’ Kory Dowell had the first goal of the game, and ultimately the only goal for the Ambush. Stefan St. Louis and Brian Harris led the way for the Comets with seven and six points respectively.
The first quarter had the Ambush starting it off early; Kory Dowell slid a shot past Danny Waltman on a pass from former Baker Uniersity standout, Odaine Sinclair. The Ambush held their first lead against the Comets in franchise history, but it would not last long.
Harris started off the Comets 26 point scoring streak with five minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Missouri’s Stefan St. Louis provided the assist on Harris’ goal, then followed up with one of his own before the quarter ended. Leo Gibson and Vahid Assadpour pitched in with the two goals in the second quarter to give the Comets a commanding 8-2 lead at the break.
During halftime, notable franchise alumni such as Alan Mayer, Jim Schwab, Kim Roentved and Ryan Junge laced up their boots for a friendly exhibition. Both teams played hard and old friendships were rekindled as they battled it out in a tradition that has quickly become a fan favorite.
The third quarter has been a problem at times for the Comets, as they have struggled to maintain intensity after the halftime break. That was not the case tonight. Robert Palmer scored 13 seconds in to the third quarter after stealing the ball from an Ambush defender and going the length of the floor to beat the goalkeeper.
The dynamic duo of Gibson and Assadpour once again connected during a power play before Harris would get his last two goals, both of them short-handed.
The second half was the best offensively for the Comets. The frontline notched 9 shots on goal each quarter of the last half. Gibson played a ball to St. Louis to start off the final 15 minutes of play. After a goal from Alex Megson, St. Louis would score one more and a final goal from Coady Andrews would finish this high scoring game.
The Missouri Comets victory over the St. Louis Ambush moves the series record to 4-0 for the season and clinches the I-70 series, sponsored by Independence Tourism, for Missouri.
Next up for the Comets is Baltimore’s only visit to the Independence Events Center on February 9th for Military Appreciation Night. The Comets will be wearing special military-themed jerseys and paying special tribute to service members at halftime. For tickets and information call 855.4KC.GOAL (855.452.4625)