Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dramatic Comeback Give Comets Win

For almost 3 quarters of last night's game between the Comets and the Baltimore Blast, it appeared that it was going to be a similar result for the Comets. Since returning to the MISL last year, the Comets have not been able to beat the Blast, going 0-4 coming into the game last night. After grabbing an early 2-0 lead through Ryan Junge, the Blast scored the next 10 points to look to be going away mid-way through the third quarter. The majority of those points came in the third quarter, as things were tight defensively in the first half with the Blast only leading 4-2 at the half.

The comeback started shortly after the Blast went up 10-2 on a PK goal by Machel Millwood, as Geison fired in a shot past Sagu to make it 10-4. As the four quarter started and played out though, it looked like the Blast would kill the game off. Baltimore looked content to control the ball and let the clock run out. But with just over 9 minutes gone, the Comets cut the lead to 4 points. Lucas Rodriguez did a good job of getting by his defender and fired a shot past Sagu to make it 10-6. Still with less than 6 minutes left the odds were long that Missouri wouldn't be able to find 2 more goals. It especially looked that way as the Comets kept Danny Waltman on the field when you'd expect them to pull him and go with a 6th attacker. But with just over 3 minutes left, the Comets cut the lead to one. Christiano collected a pass from Rodriguez and fired a shot from just over the 3 point line to cut the lead to 10-9.

Shortly after that the Comets did pull Waltman and Vahid Assadpour came in as the 6th attacker. Almost immediately the Blast almost killed the game off with a long shot that was rolling into the empty net. But Assadpour made a great effort to get back and cleared the ball off the line to save a goal. A fantastic effort by Assadpour to race half the length of the field at full speed and have the ability to knock the ball wide of the goal. Assadpour's effort ended up paying off for Missouri as with 32 seconds left Geison fired a shot from past the 3 point line that took a deflection past Sagu and into the net giving the Comets the 12-10 lead. A 10 game of 2 10-0 runs ended with the Comets winning 12-10.

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