Saturday, November 14, 2015

Comets Continue Undefeated Start to the Season

The Missouri Comets had another back and forth affair last night and picked up their second win of the season 8-6 over the Dallas Sidekicks.

After a tight opening 10 minutes to the game Dallas opened the scoring through Rubencho Hernandez. The Comets though would respond with two goals of their own before the end of the quarter with Max Touloute and Ramone Palmer giving the Comets a 2-1 lead after the first quarter.

The second quarter saw the Sidekicks tie the game early through a goal by Cody Ellis. They'd then take the lead into halftime as Ricardinho scored a penalty kick with just over five minutes left to make it 3-2.

The third quarter saw both teams trade goals as Dallas extended their lead to two goals less than five minutes into the quarter through Paolo Da Silva. Around the midpoint of the quarter though the Comets would get the game back on level ground as Kevin Ten Eyck and Touloute each scored a goal less than a minute apart to tie the game at 4-4. Dallas would retake the lead late in the quarter with Ricardinho scoring a second goal before Touloute finished off his hattrick with 34 seconds left in the quarter and the teams went into the fourth quarter tied at 5-5.

Like they'd done all game, the Sidekicks scored first in the fourth quarter, this time a little over a minute in to once again take the lead at 6-5 with RJ Luevano the goal scorer. As the Comets did against the Cedar Rapids Rampage though, they fought back and once again scored three unanswered in the fourth quarter to put themselves on top. The goals weren't as dramatic as last week when the Comets scored three in the final three minutes to force overtime, but it was what the Comets needed. John Sosa tied the game at 6-6 before Leo Gibson gave the Comets only their second lead of the game at 7-6. Touloute finished off the night with his fourth goal of the game and gave the Comets some breathing room half way through the fourth quarter as the Comets held on for the 8-6 win.

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