After weather delays pushed their game against the Chicago Mustangs back a day, the Missouri Comets continued their unbeaten start to the 2015-2016 season and pushed their overall league unbeaten run to 30 games as they beat the Mustangs 9-5 in Chicago last night.
The Mustangs grabbed the lead midway through the first quarter through Luis Ortega in the only goal of the period. The Comets though came storming back in the second quarter scoring five straight to take the lead into half time. Vahid Assadpour got the scoring started less than five minutes in with a penalty shootout goal. Josh Sosa gave the Comets the lead on the power play before 10 minutes had been played in the quarter. Forty seconds later, Ramone Palmer made it 3-1 to the Comets. In the final five minutes, Lucas Rodriguez and Max Touloute both scored to put the Comets up 5-1 heading into half time.
While the Comets had a run in the first half, it was the Mustangs who went on the second half run. Over the third quarter and the first half of the fourth, the Mustangs scored four goals of their own. After the Mustangs had scored their first goal just two minutes into the quarter, Bryan Perez was able to make is 6-2 with just under five minutes left. The Mustangs then scored three more in a row to pull the Mustangs within a goal at 6-5 with just over half the fourth quarter yet. With the teams only separated by a single goal things got a lot more interesting. But while the Mustangs were trying to tie the game, it was the Comets that were able to extend their lead. First with just over nine minutes played in the fourth, Rodriguez added his second goal of the game to make it 7-5. Palmer scored his second of the game with just under four minutes left to make it 8-5. And then with the Mustangs putting on the sixth attacker, Stefan Stokic finished off the game with just over two minutes left to make it 9-5. The Comets remain on the road next week taking on the St. Louis Ambush.