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Comets spoil Dallas home opener again

Max Touloute shined as the Comets take the win in the Sidekicks home opener for the second straight year.

Max Touloute was easily the man of the match with four goals
Max Touloute was easily the man of the match with four goals
Thad Bell

For the second year in a row, the Missouri Comets were the home opener for the Dallas Sidekicks. While the result was not as lopsided as last year, the Comets did spoil the night for the home team once again. Comets Max Touloute led the way with four goals on the night on the way to the 8-6 final.

In many ways, it appeared to be similar to the Comets first match of the season. An initial lead by the opponent, a back-and-forth battle with a eventual run by the Comets to finally win it.

"We again played a good game, created lots of opportunities but we just didn't put them away," Comets head coach Vlatko Andonovski stated after the match. "We didn't score and capitalize on our opportunities and then gave up a power play goal and a penalty kick goal. The goals we scored were very good, several goals we very good team effort. We had four goals that were all individual effort and those were the goals by Max (Touloute)."

The Comets won their first game 9-8 in overtime and this match 8-6. Andonovski is not happy giving up 14 goals in two games.

"One thing we have to do better is lower the goals per game we give up. Giving up eight and six goals is not good enough because maybe we can manage to score eight or nine goals against Dallas and Cedar Rapids but I don't think we will be able to do that against Baltimore or Milwaukee or some other teams. That is why it is very important we do a better job defensively. Hopefully we can fix those mistakes and get it done," Andonovski explained.

Fans in Kansas City that gathered in watch parties at bars and homes were disappointed when the live feed that all MASL teams are supposed to provide to Go Live Sports was not working.

The Comets will try to improve on their 2-0 record as they visit Harrisburg Saturday night. The match is at 6:05 p.m. CT and should be streamed live on Go Live Sports Cast.