by Jim Fossell

Independence, MO (February 16, 2020) – The St. Louis Ambush dropped a 10-6 contest to the Kansas City Comets Sunday afternoon at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence. The Ambush came away with an 8-9 record, while Kansas City improved to 8-7.

The Ambush led 2-1 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to goals from Lucas Almeida and former Comets player Anthony Grant. Kevin Ellis scored the lone tally for Kansas City on a power play.

Kansas City took a 4-3 lead into halftime on second period goals by Ellis, Gui Gomes and Adam James. Ambush forward Duduca provided their offense in the quarter when he posted a goal in the first minute of a power play.

The Comets opened things up in the third quarter by outscoring the Ambush 4-1. Gomes tallied his second of the afternoon, followed by Robert Palmer, John Sosa and Ignacio Flores. Pablo Da Silva scored the lone goal for the Ambush in the period and the home team carried an 8-4 lead into the final frame.

Each team scored twice in the fourth quarter. Lucas Rodriguez and Kiel Williams put the ball in goal for the Comets, while Almeida scored his second of the match for the Ambush, along with the final goal of the game from JT Thomas.

Games between these cross-state rivals are frequently hard-fought and physical and Sunday’s contest was no different. Referees pulled cards from their pockets ten times, charging St. Louis with three blue cards and four yellow cards, while the Comets collected three blue cards.

Next up for the Ambush is a home contest at the Family Arena when the Ontario Fury come to town Friday, February 21 at 7:35 p.m. CST. 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.