by Jim Fossell/Ambush

Kent, Washington – St. Louis Ambush split their two-game weekend series with the Tacoma Stars when the Stars defeated the Ambush 15-5 Sunday evening at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington. The Ambush won the series opener 7-3 Friday night. Tacoma improved to 2-2 on the season with Sunday’s win, while the Ambush dropped to 3-5.

Tacoma scored early and often in Sunday’s match and controlled the majority of the contest from start to finish. The Ambush squad that held the Stars to three goals Friday night couldn’t seem to contain them on Sunday.

The Stars scored four times in the first quarter, six times in the second, twice in the third and three time in the fourth. The Ambush posted two goals in the second period and three in the fourth. Despite the lopsided final score, the two teams were close in shots, with St. Louis outshooting Tacoma 19-18.

Tacoma’s Nick Perera was the man of the match, with a nine-point game consisting of six goals and three assists. Even in the high scoring game of professional indoor soccer, that’s an impressive performance. Alessandro Canale tallied three goals and an assist, Adrian Correa posted two goals an assist, Logan Jones scored two goals and Eddie Na and Micheal Ramos each scored once. For St. Louis, William Eskay scored three times and Vadim Cojocov and Robert Kristo each found the back of the net once.

Danny Waltman turned in a solid performance in goal for Tacoma, playing 48:10 and making nine saves on 11 opportunities. Nate Salveson played 11:50, giving up three goals on four save attempts. St. Louis also employed two keepers, with Sway Mazon playing the first half of the game, making two saves on 12 save attempts. Jose Resendiz played the second half, making no saves on five save attempts.

Interim head coach Jeff Locker now has a 1-1 record in his new role. Friday’s match was his first in that position.

Next for the Ambush is a two-game home stand, welcoming the undefeated (6-0) Kansas City Comets to The Family Arena on Friday, January 14 at 7:35 p.m. CST, followed by a visit from the Chihuaha Savage on Sunday, January 16 at 3:05 p.m. CST.

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