The Missouri Comets won their 29th straight league games against the St. Louis Ambush at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena tonight 10-3. The Comets used a big third quarter to propel them to victory, scoring six goals in the quarter to really break the game open.
The first half saw the Ambush be the more aggressive side as they controlled the first portion of the game, but were unable to find the net. Missouri made the Ambush pay late in the first quarter for their missed opportunities early as Vahid Assadpour and Max Touloute both scored in the final six minutes of the quarter to put Missouri up 2-0 after one. The Comets started to get more of the ball in the second quarter but were unable to extend their lead. The Ambush though were able to cut into the lead as Lucas Almeida and Freddy Moojen played a give and go off a restart to get the only goal of the quarter as the teams went into the half time break with Missouri up 2-1.
The third quarter is where Missouri really took the game over. Less than a minute in the Comets made it 3-1 as Ramone Palmer redirected a Brian Harris shot into the net. Thirty seconds later, Touloute scored his second goal of the night collecting his own rebound to make it 4-1 before a minute and a half had been played. Shortly after Kevin Ten Eyck scored his second goal of the season to make it 5-1. That goal was almost immediately countered by Moojen scoring his first goal of the season to get the game back to three goals. The rest of the quarter belonged to the Comets though as they scored three more times before the quarter was over to extend their lead to 8-1. Palmer scored his second goal of the game on a scissor kick while the Comets were on the power play. In the last five minutes the Comets added two more as Harris scored his first goal of the season blasting a shot past the goalkeeper on a restart before Lucas Rodriguez ran onto a through ball by Assadpour that he fired over the goalkeeper into the corner to put the Comets up 8-2 after three quarters.
The fourth quarter saw the teams trade early goals with John Sosa scoring after a Missouri restart and Kentaro Takada redirecting a Chad Vandergriffe shot that made the score 9-3. From there the Ambush continued to pressure the Comets but were unable to find the net again. With all the pressure the Comets were able to hit on the counter as Touloute finished off his hattrick after a throw down field by goalkeeper, Boris Pardo to finish off the scoring at 10-3.
The Comets will have a quick turnaround as they travel to Chicago to play the Mustangs tomorrow night at the Sears Centre.