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Preview: Comets face tough test hosting Blast

Preview: Comets face tough test hosting the Baltimore Blast Sunday

Comets host Baltimore Sunday
Comets host Baltimore Sunday
Thad Bell

The Missouri Comets return to action Sunday afternoon at 3:10 PM at the Independence Events Center when they host defending MISL Champion Baltimore. The Blast make their only trip to Missouri this season and it could be a preview of the playoffs.

The Comets could clinch a playoff spot with a win but it will not be easy. The second-place Blast are 12-3 and have the league's toughest defense. They have given up the fewest points against (75) in the league, nearly half the next closest team.

The Comets (9-3) are coming off a bye week and are anxious to get back on the field. Their last match on Jan 24th was a 26-2 romp over St. Louis.

"The team is looking good," Comets head coach Vlatko Andonovski observed. "The bye week we had came at a good time because we had a stretch of four games in eight days before that. The only problem is the injury to Vahid."

Vahid Assadpour, MISL's leading scorer strained his knee during practice and is expected to be out for approximately ten days. "No question it's a big loss," Andonovski admitted, "but that is why we have a roster of almost twenty players. Someone else will have to step into that role. It's not going to be easy but it will be a good opportunity for whoever that is."