Ambush Post Preseason Win Over Sidekicks

by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (November 18, 2018) – After falling behind 3-0 in the first half of the game, the St. Louis Ambush clawed their way back to post an 8-5 preseason win over the Dallas Sidekicks Sunday afternoon at the Family Arena.

The visitors took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter and added another early in the second before Jerjer Gibson answered for the Ambush at 5:11 of the second quarter. Dallas managed to hold on to their 3-1 lead at the halftime break.

The Ambush closed the gap at 2:33 of the third period when J.T. Thomas took a pass from Lucas Almeida and poked it into the net to make the score 3-2. The Ambush drew even when a Justin Stinson shot out of the corner found the goal at 10:17 of the third quarter. Zach Reget earned an assist on Stinson’s goal. Antonio Manfut scored the go-ahead goal for St. Louis when he scored off a Corey Adamson pass at 11:29 of the third. The Sidekicks wasted no time in answering as Jamie Lovegrove beat Ambush goalkeeper Casey Clark less than a minute later (11:50) to knot the score at 4-4. Anthony Powell scored for the Sidekicks at 13:28 to take a 5-4 lead. The Ambush responded four seconds later as Manfut notched his second of the contest with an upper ninety shot at 13:32, sending the match into the fourth quarter tied  5-5. 

The Ambush took a 6-5 lead at 2:44 of the final stanza when Vadim Cojocov fired a rocket that found the back of the net, assisted by Manfut. St. Louis increased their lead to 7-5 on Mario Marcos’ unassisted tally at 11:33 of the fourth quarter. The home team wasn’t finished yet as Daniel Berko scored an empty-netter at 14:20 to nail down the 8-5 win.

The Ambush continue tuning up for the regular season when they host the Kansas City Comets in a preseason duel next Saturday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dellwood Recreation Center, where all tickets are only five dollars.

The Ambush kick off their 2018-19 campaign with road games on November 30 at Orlando, December 1 at Florida and December 8 at Harrisburg. The upcoming season will consist of 24 games, with all 12 home games being played at the Family Arena in St. Charles. The home opener is slated for Sunday, December 16 at 3:05 p.m. CT when the Ambush host the Kansas City Comets. Season tickets are now on sale and start as low as $150 for all 12 home games.

For more information on season and group tickets, call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. Keep up to date on all Ambush news by following the official website, and on Facebook and Twitter.