Saturday, November 17, 2012

Comets Win Again

Once again the Comets faced an early deficit tonight.  However, the outcome never seemed to be in doubt as John Sosa led the way with four assists and six different players scored en route to a 17-10 victory over the visiting Syracuse Silver Knights in front of 5,500 excited fans.   

Brazilian forward, Neto, changed addresses this summer after signing with Syracuse, but he found himself right back home early with a goal in the third minute of the game.  The Comets, who have seen this script before, didn’t let that phase them at all.  Byron Alvarez broke free from his defender after collecting a pass from John Sosa and put the Comets on the board in the eighth minute of the quarter.  Sosa again found a streaking player four minutes later, this time Brian Harris was the recipient of the Sosa assist.  His three point goal gave the Comets a 5-2 lead as the quarter came to a close.

Missouri came out with a workmen’s attitude in the second quarter.  They never really pushed the offensive third, but controlled the midfield play.  The Knights’ Kenardo Forbes was able to get a shot past goalkeeper Danny Waltman midway through the second quarter.  Following that the Comets continued to work the midfield, with it finally paying off when Lucas Rodriguez scored 1.8 seconds before the half expired.

The Comets kept their foot on the pedal in the second half. Mila Ivanovic scored his first MISL goal off yet another feed from Sosa.  All told, John Sosa had four assists on the night.  Byron Alvarez completed his first hat trick of the season with goals in both the third and fourth quarters.  He now has 20 points in four games, scoring an average of two goals per game.  Coady Andrews and Will John also contributed scores as Missouri rolled to victory, 17-10.

Missouri is back in action on Saturday, November 24th at 7:35pm in a possible battle of the unbeatens.  The Baltimore Blast, currently 4-0, visit the Independence Events Center for the first time in the 2012-2013 season.  It is the Comets Annual Day of Giving, where they honor and collect donations for various players’ charities.  For tickets and information call 855.KC.ARENA or visit

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