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Comets down Detroit 8-5

The Missouri Comets got the win in their first trip to play the Waza Flo.

Vahid Assadpour was the man of the match against Detroit
Vahid Assadpour was the man of the match against Detroit
Thad Bell

At the midpoint of the season, the Missouri Comets defeated the Detroit Waza Flo to improve to 9-1. Both Captain Vahid Assadpour and Lucas Rodriguez had a brace and Leo Gibson, Ramone Palmer, Robert Palmer and Kiel Williams all added goals to lead the Comets to a 8-5 victory.

"Very happy to get a win in Detroit," Comets head coach Vlatko Andonovski commented after the match. "Like I said before the game, it is not an easy place to play. The home team does very well here."

The Comets controlled much of the first half although Detroit did almost score first on a shot that went off the post but it was 3-1 at half and 6-2 at the end of three. With the Comets leading 8-3 with just a few minutes left, Detroit pulled the goalie and added the sixth attacker.

"I do not like that we got scored on twice with the sixth attacker but we did enough to win the game comfortable," Andonovski observed.

After losing their first regular season match in almost two years a couple weeks ago, the Comets have beat Tacoma at home and now Detroit on the road and have looked more like the Comets of last year.  Coach Andonovski was pleased with getting the win and being back on track for how he feels the team should play, "Two great games, great wins the last two weeks. I am just pleased to come out with a good win."

One downside was an injury to Brian Harris. The Comets' defender took a hard hit and was unable to return. Andonovski did not know how bad it was.

The Comets return to face the St Louis Ambush on December 29th.