by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (Feb. 1, 2019) – The St. Louis Ambush defeated the Florida Tropics 8-3 Friday night at the Family Arena. The win improved the Ambush to 7-7 on the season, while Florida dropped to 4-8.

The lone tally of the opening frame came from Pepe for the Ambush to give the home team a 1-0 lead. The Ambush outscored the Tropics 2-1 in the second quarter on goals from Stefan St. Louis and Lucas Almeida. Between those goals. Ricardo De Queiroz Diegues scored for Florida. The Ambush took a 3-1 lead into halftime.

The Ambush drew first blood in the second half on consecutive goals from Vadim Cojocov and Justin Stinson, before Caio Ruiz answered for the Tropics to make the score 5-2. Clayton scored for the Ambush in the final minute of the third quarter to give the Ambush a 6-2 heading into the final stanza. 

Andre Braithwaite started the scoring in the fourth quarter when his goal closed the gap to 6-3. The rest of the contest belonged to the Ambush. With Tropics goalkeeper Hugo Silva out of the area, Justin Stinson scored an empty netter, followed by JT Thomas, who stole the ball from Silva and scored an empty netter of his own to lock in the final numbers of 8-3 in favor of the boys in teal. 

The Ambush are back in action tomorrow night when they host the Orlando SeaWolves at 7:05 p.m. CT at the Family Arena. Following Saturday’s game, the Ambush clash with another division rival, the Kansas City Comets, next Saturday, February 9 at 7:05 p.m. CT at the Family Arena. For fans unable to catch the game in person, all MASL games are webcast live at

Group and single game tickets are on sale for all Ambush home games. For more information, 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.

Match: St. Louis Ambush vs. Florida Tropics
Date: February 1, 2019
Venue: The Family Arena
Kickoff: 7:35 PM CT
Attendance: 1,427

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