COMETS WITH BIG WIN OVER CROSS-STATE RIVALS
A balanced attack that included goals from eight different players led the Kansas City Comets to their second consecutive victory of the 2016-17 Major Arena Soccer League Season.
The Comets topped in-state rival St. Louis 8-3 to take a 12-1 lead in the all-time series. The Comets are 2-1 on the season following Sunday’s match at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.
Goalkeeper Stephen Patterson started the attack with a goal from midfield in the sixth minute of play. It was just the second goalkeeper goal since 2011 when Danny Waltman scored against Chicago.
“We’re finding goals out of other players which is good because we definitely need that confidence going later in the season,” Paterson said. “Guys are stepping up and it’s fantastic because it takes the pressure off of me.”
The Comets carried that lead through the end of the quarter and picked up the pace in the second with goals from Guerrero Pino, Ramone Palmer and Vahid Assadpour before the break. The Ambush split up the scoring with a goal from Stefan St. Louis to cut the lead to 3-1 before Assadpour pushed the lead back to three goals.
The Ambush struck first after the break with a goal from Richard Schmermund, who went on to record a brace.
The two teams traded goals after that with Bryan Perez and Lucas Rodriguez capping his second score. Brian Harris and Robert Palmer each added a point to the effort as well.
The Kansas City Comets hit the road for the first time this season to take on the Milwaukee Wave on Saturday. The Comets beat the Wave 11-4 on Nov. 4.