Sunday, January 27, 2013

Comets Fall in Rochester

Only fifteen hours after an impressive victory over the Blast in Baltimore, the Comets were humbled by the Rochester Lancers.  Rookies Robert Palmer and Ramone Palmer each had a goal along with veteran defender Ryan Junge and captain Vahid Assadpour, but that’s all that Missouri could muster as they fall 17-8 in front of over 10,000 fans in Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena.

Last week’s matchup between these two teams saw the Comets scoring early and often.  In a complete reversal of the script, the Lancers’ Alan McGreal scored the first goal a little over two minutes into the game.  The sluggish start continued for the Comets as Rochester’s Doug Miller knocked in four straight goals. Before the half was over, Missouri was down 15-0.

The team showed a little more life in the second half as they pushed the pressure to try and force some scoring.  Ramone Palmer broke the shutout with 6:47 remaining in the third quarter, but forward Mauricio Salles answered right back to keep the Lancers ahead 17-2.  Assadpour, Robert Palmer and Ryan Junge each had tallies in the final quarter.  Robert Palmer’s was his first in the MISL.  Ultimately, the Lancers defended well when they needed to and held on for the 17-8 victory.

The Comets return home to the Independence Events Center February 1st at 7:35pm to take on the Rochester Lancers again.  Fans can enjoy the World Famous Mascot Game, featuring Calvin the Comets Mascot, KC Wolf, Sluggerr and all their friends, playing soccer at halftime.

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