by Alexa Pressley

St. Charles, MO (February 21, 2020) – The St. Louis Ambush fell in a 7-4 contest against the Ontario Fury Friday evening in the Family Arena. This match brought the Ambush to 8-10 on the season and propelled the Fury to 9-8.

In the initial quarter, the Ambush and the Fury displayed fire and energy immediately. Ontario tallied six fouls throughout the period, versus none for the Ambush, and developed a 1-0 lead thanks to Franck Tayou with an assist from former Ambush player Justin Stinson. Going into this matchup, Tayou led the league in both goals and points.

Starting the second quarter off with a newfound energy, JT Thomas earned a goal after only 12 seconds with an assist from Pablo Da Silva. Ontario proceeded to score with one goal by Justin Stinson and two from Juan Carlos Gonzalez. Fury led 4-1 at the half.

Lucas Almeida performed a backheel tap past goalkeeper Chris Toth to reduce the deficit to 4-2. The Ontario Fury quickly retaliated with a goal from Tayou which allotted the team a 5-2 lead.

During the fourth and final quarter, the two teams aggressively rallied back and forth for possession. After approximately seven and a half minutes, JT Thomas attacked a rebound off Toth directly into the back of the net for his second goal of the night. Around two minutes later, Duduca shot a hard driven ball off Felipe’s assist to tighten the game up to a 5-4 differential. The gap was widened when Fury’s Tayou completed the hat trick and Nestor Herndandez capitalized on the Ambush’s sixth attacker attempt to score a long goal from half field. These goals finished out the game with Ontario leading 7-4.

Coming up for the Ambush is an away match against the Milwaukee Wave at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena this Sunday, February 23 at 1:07 p.m. CST.

Following Sunday’s contest in Milwaukee, the Ambush host the Comets next Sunday, March 1 at 3:05 p.m. CST at the Family Arena. Single game tickets for the remainder of the 2019-20 season are on sale and can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or at Groups of 10 or more can purchase their discounted tickets by calling the Ambush office at 636-477-6363.