AMBUSH TRIUMPH OVER TULSA, 14-9
The St. Louis Ambush earned their second consecutive victory when they defeated the Tulsa Revolution 14-9 Friday night at Expo Square Pavilion in Tulsa.
The game was delayed nearly a half hour when the Ambush arrived late due to mechanical problems with the team bus, but once the game finally got underway, St. Louis wasted no time taking care of business. Just 17 seconds into the contest, Richard Schmermund scored for the Ambush. Schmermund would score again before the opening period expired, along with Odaine Sinclair, Kory Dowell and two from Gordy Gurson. Tulsa got contributions from Dave Leung, Bryant Scrapper and Bruno Simoes. St. Louis enjoyed a 6-3 lead at the end of the quarter.
Both teams scored three in the second quarter. Sinclair tallied his second goal of the night for St. Louis and Greg Kranz and Blake Ordell each scored. Lucas Bunster Almeida scored twice for the Revolution and Lucas Carvalho scored one. The teams returned to their respective locker rooms for the halftime break with the Ambush on top, 9-6.
Both teams scored two in the third quarter, allowing the Ambush to retain their three-goal lead (11-8) at the close of the period. Cedric Lusuli scored for the Revolution and Almeida completed the hat trick with his third of the contest, while Ordell contributed his second goal of the evening and Dowell got his second.
St. Louis increased their lead when Elvir Kafedzic found the back of the net early (1:54) in the fourth quarter then completed his own hat trick with a restart goal less than two minutes later. Dowell completed his hat trick with his third goal of the night at 9:11 to increase St. Louis’ lead to 14-8. Tulsa would not go quietly, as Almeida scored his fourth of the match at 13:27. With no further scoring, the clock expired with the Ambush earning a 14-9 victory on the road.
Ambush goalkeeper Alan Hagerty made 11 saves on 20 save opportunities on the way to his second win of the season. Revolution goalkeeper Habib Zaylaa saved seven in 21 chances. The win improved St. Louis’ record to 7-12, while Tulsa dropped to 2-16. The Ambush also swept their three-game season series against the Revolution.
The Ambush close out the 2014-15 season tomorrow night when they host the Tacoma Stars at 7:35 p.m. at the Family Arena. Tomorrow’s game will be Fan Appreciation Night and will include:
The first 2,500 Fans will receive a FREE Ambush Team Poster.
Post game autograph session on the field immediately after the game.
All fans in attendance will receive a FREE ticket to the St. Louis Attack Home Opener, slated for Saturday, April 4 at 7:35 p.m. at the Family Arena.
For the latest Ambush news, watch the Ambush official website, stlouisambush.com and the team’s Facebook page, facebook.com/stlouisambush. Group and single game tickets are available for both remaining Ambush home games. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Single game tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or online at metrotix.com.