Saturday, December 29, 2012

Comets Fall to Chicago

Playing their fifth and final road game in December, the Comets visited the Sears Centre and the Chicago Soul for the first time this season.  Although outplaying the home side for much of the game, they were unable to defend multiple goal efforts from Chicago’s Carlos Munoz and Bato Radoncic.  They end their December road trip with a 13-8 loss.

Halfway through the first quarter the Comets took a rare early lead when Lucas Rodriguez was able to pounce on a missed shot from Vahid Assadpour.  Without hesitation, Rodriguez let it fly and found the back of the net.  The next two goals would come from Chicago.  One from Carlos Munoz and the other from longtime Comets foe, Chile Farias.  Although down 4-3 at the first break, the Comets held possession in the late part of the quarter.

Signed in early December, Ramone Palmer has patiently waited for his opportunity to make his mark with the Comets.  His chance came today, breaking out by himself he beat Chicago goalkeeper, Jeff Richey for his first #MISL score.  Leading 5-4, the Comets controlled play for the rest of the quarter while Chicago sat back in a defensive shell.  At half the Comets led 5-4 on the strength of Palmer’s goal.

In another night of firsts, Milan Ivanovic recorded his first three point goal midway through the third quarter.  Unfortunately it was bookended by two goals from Chicago’s Bato Radonic.  Both of his goals were inside the arc so the score at the end of the third quarter was tied at 8 points each.

Although recorded with only 18 shots, the Comets peppered Jeff Richey in the fourth quarter as they looked for the go-ahead score.  Unfortunately that go-ahead score came from Freddy DeGand of Chicago.  With a restart from just inside the arc, he was able to find the goal and the Soul lead.  Carlos Munoz increased that lead to 13-8 four minutes later off a restart from near the yellow line.  His shot was just inside the defensive wall and Comets goalkeeper was screened as the shot went into the net.

The Comets return home to the Independence Events Center tomorrow night to face the Syracuse Silver Knights at 7:35pm.  This marks the third meeting between these two teams since Thanksgiving.  It will also be the Comets Media Game.  Fans will be treated to a halftime exhibition featuring their favorite media personalities.  Scheduled to appear are Kris Ketz (KMBC), Brett Anthony (KSHB), Nick Vasos (Fox 4), Scott Parks (KMBZ Radio) and many more.

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