AMBUSH FALL TO COMETS, 10-3
The St. Louis Ambush fell to 0-2 on the season when they suffered a 10-3 loss at the hands of the undefeated (4-0) Missouri Comets Friday night, November 20 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence.
Vahid Assadpour beat Ambush goalkeeper Marcelo Moreira with a shot near the center of the net at 9:14 to earn the first tally of the match for the Comets. Max Touloute fired a rocket passed Moreira and into the corner at 12:56 to give Missouri a two-goal lead that they would hold until the end of the opening quarter.
Only one goal was scored in the second quarter and it came on a beautifully executed restart by the Ambush at the seven minute mark. Lucas Almeida started the set play with a pass to Freddy Moojen. Almeida then dashed toward the goal and was right where he needed to be to receive Moojen’s pass and fire it into the back of the net. The teams went to the locker rooms with Missouri leading 2-1 at halftime.
The Comets roared back from the halftime break to stun the Ambush with two goals within the first two minutes. Ramone Palmer scored off a Brian Harris pass just 42 seconds into the quarter, then Max Touloute scored his second of the night at 1:16. Kevin Ten Eyck increased Missouri’s lead to 5-1 with his tally at 5:43. Freddy Moojen answered for the Ambush when he one-touched the ball over goalkeeper Boris Pardo at 6:03. The Comets would own the rest of the quarter as Palmer earned his second goal of the night, followed by tallies from Harris and Lucas Rodriguez to give Missouri a 8-2 advantage going into the final stanza.
John Sosa’s restart goal at 2:08 of the fourth quarter increase the Comets’ lead to 9-2. Kentaro Takada scored his first of the year for St. Louis at 4:34, but it would be the last goal of the contest for the Ambush. Touloute completed the hat trick at 13:08 and the Comets held on until the final buzzer for the 10-3 win.
Boris Pardo made eight saves on 11 save opportunities in earning the win for Missouri. Marcelo Moreira saved 15 on 25 chances for St. Louis.
The Ambush won’t have to wait long for another opportunity to solve the Comets as the two teams will do battle on Black Friday, November 27 at 7:05 p.m. at the Family Arena. Season, group and single game tickets are now on sale for all remaining home games. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Keep up with Ambush news anytime by visiting the team’s official web site, stlouisambush.com, the Ambush Facebook page, facebook.com/stlouisambush, or on Twitter, twitter.com/stlouisambush.