by Mesquite Outlaws

MESQUITE, Texas (December 10, 2022) – Mesquite Outlaws win 5-3 over the Kansas City Comets, making it their second-straight win of the season. Sebastian Mendez is the leading scorer of the night for Mesquite, scoring two goals.

Mesquite and Kansas City started the first quarter each taking shots on goal. 12 minutes and 9 seconds into the quarter, Isaias Robles put Mesquite ahead 1-0, after taking a shot off the board. 1 minute into the second quarter, Jorge Deleon scored, with an assist from Luiz Morales, putting Mesquite up 2-0. Five minutes into the second quarter James Togbah scored, putting the ball through the legs of Pollo, and putting the score at 2-1. The half ended with 11 shots on goal for Kansas City and 19 for Mesquite, and the score remaining at 2-1.

The Comets dominated the shots in the third quarter, having 7 shots on goal. A blue card was issued to Lucas Sousa for contact above the shoulder. The third quarter was scoreless, keeping the score at 2-1 Outlaws.

The fourth quarter started with a Comets goal 30 seconds in, scored by Lucas Sousa, tying the game. A blue and yellow card were issued to Luiz Morales, for boarding and dissent. Outlaws challenged the call, but it was ultimately a good call, and the penalty was served. Sebastian Mendez scored, putting the Outlaws back on top 3-2. Blue card was issued to Lucas Sousa for boarding. The call was challenged by the Comets, but the call was good. Sebastian Mendes scored his second goal of the night during the powerplay. Comets player, Felipe Abreu, scored again 13 minutes in, with an extra attacker, putting the score at 3-4 Outlaws. Final goal of the night was scored by David Ortiz, putting the ball in the empty net.

David Ortiz scored the winning goal for the Outlaws. The Outlaws are now 2-0-0, and the Comets are 1-1-1.

Next game for the Outlaws is on the road against Empire Strykers in Ontario, California at 9:05 pm CST. The game will be streamed live on the MASL Twitch account.