by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, Missouri (April 2, 2022) – The St. Louis Ambush stayed alive in their quest for postseason play when they defeated the Kansas City Comets 8-3 Saturday evening at Axius Field at The Family Arena. The win improved the Ambush to 9-12-2, while the Comets dropped to 13-8-1.

Kansas City took an early lead on goals from Junior Kazeem and Mike Da Silva within the first five minutes of the match.  The Ambush got on the board in the eighth minute when JT Thomas took a shot that a Comets player got a foot on but the ball deflected up to the crossbar and across the goal line. Less than a minute later, Will Eskay nailed the equalizer for St. Louis when he went on a breakaway and got off a shot that beat Comets goalkeeper Steven Hamersky. St. Louis took the lead when Duduca Carvalho scored from the corner at 8:55.  The Ambush held a 3-2 lead at the end of the opening frame.

St. Louis increased their lead when Eskay scored his second of the contest off a pass from Jeff Michaud in the sixth minute of the second quarter. Neither team found the back of the net for the remainder of the period, giving the ambush a 4-2 lead at halftime.

Kansas City switched goalkeepers at the start of the second half, replacing Hamersky with Nicolau Neto. The Ambush offense went into overdrive with three goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter, courtesy of Vadim Cojocov, Robert Kristo and Lucas Almeida to make it a 7-2 game. Kansas City got one back when Mako Makoanyane scored with less than a minute remaining in the third stanza for a 7-3 score with one period left.

The fourth quarter remained scoreless until the eleventh minute, when Duduca nailed his second of the match, assisted by Marcel Berry, to increase St. Louis’ lead to 8-3.

St. Louis and Kansas City square off again in less than 24 hours when action shifts to the Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence for a 4:00 p.m. match Sunday.

The webcast of tomorrow’s match will be available at and via the twitch app. If the Ambush make the playoffs, the first round home game will be Friday, April 8 at 7:35 p.m. CDT at The Family Arena. Fans can stay current on all Ambush news by visiting the team’s official website, and on social media outlets.