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Comets get first home win of season

Bryan Perez led the Comets with two goals and an assist

Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets stormed past the Florida Tropics on Sunday with a 7-2 victory, the first home win this season for the Comets.

The game was won in the first half due to the tired legs of Florida, coming from a loss in St. Louis just the night before, and the Comets hopping out to an early commanding lead.

The Comets caught the Florida Tropics at the perfect time as they have a depleted squad and have not played well over the past couple of matches.

Florida came into the match with clear intent to have a low scoring affair and hopefully get a couple of goals early and sit in and soak up as much pressure as it takes to win the game.

The scoring started with Nacho just over five minutes into the game and Leo Gibson added another later in the quarter off of a restart.

Adam James and Bryan Perez both scored early in the second period to extend the lead to 4-0 before the Tropics returned with two goals 40 seconds apart to cut the lead in half. Ramone Palmer scored a goal just before halftime to give the Comets the 5-2 lead.

Comets captain Bryan Perez had 2 goals and an assist versus the Tropics
Thad Bell

In the second half, the Tropics legs were completely gone. They had very few chances and couldn’t score at all in the second half while the Comets added two through Bryan Perez and another goal to Leo Gibson’s MVP-level season.

The Comets put in a stellar performance defensively and were helped out offensively by Leo Gibson’s and Bryan Perez’s four goals combined.

The Comets extended their win streak to two games and improved their record to 3-4 while the Tropics dropped their fourth straight with a record of 3-5.

After this weekend’s results, the Comets jumped to third in the South Central Division, the Tropics dropped to fourth, and the Ambush hopped to second. The Milwaukee Wave still control the division with an unblemished record while the Orlando SeaWolves remain last with just one win this season.

Comets head coach Kim Rontved was very pleased with his team’s performance and hopes to keep the momentum building next weekend when the Comets look to take down the unbeaten Milwaukee Wave on the road on Friday, January 11, at 7:05 PM CT.