The Missouri Comets made it a clean sweep of Central Division opponents on the road this weekend as they topped the Cedar Rapids Rampage 9-3 at the US Cellular Coliseum in Cedar Rapids.
As has been the case it seems over the last couple games, the Comets fell behind early, this time it was Elmo Neto scoring in the first minute of the game to put the Rampage on top 1-0. The Comets though rallied and had the lead by the end of the quarter with Robert Palmer and Bryan Perez both scoring to give the Comets the 2-1 lead after one quarter. The second quarter saw the Comets add to their lead as Leo Gibson scored the only goal of the quarter to put the Comets up 3-1 going into the half time break.
The beginning of the second half saw the Rampage get themselves back into the game as Sam Guernsey and Hewerton Moreira scored, the later on the power play to tie the game at 3-3. A little over a minute later though the Comets were back up by two scoring two goals just 17 seconds a part as Perez and Ramone Palmer both scored to quickly restore Missouri's two goal lead. The Comets were able to add to their lead late in the third quarter as Perez scored on the power play, firing high over Joey Kapinos to make it 6-3 Comets after three quarters.
The fourth quarter saw the Comets take care of business with two goals around the mid-point of the quarter as Vahid Assadpour and Gibson scored to extend the Comets lead to 8-3. The Rampage went with the sixth attacker from there but could not find a way back into the game. Another blue card on the Rampage saw the Comets on another power play that Lucas Rodriguez scored on to make it 9-3 late and the Comets shut the Rampage out for their seventh win of the season.