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Big first half leads Comets past Ambush in home opener 6-4

Kansas City natives made a huge impact in the win

Lucas Rodiguez and Ray Saari celebrate a goal
Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets snatched their first win of the season over the St. Louis Ambush, improving to 1-1 in their 2019-20 campaign.

Kansas City was still without Nicolau Neto, Lucas Sousa, Ramone Palmer, and Robert Palmer due to issues with visa approval while Mark Saxby sat out due to suspension. St. Louis was had no injuries as Stefan St. Louis made another return to Kansas City for the Ambush.

Kansas City ended the opening half with a commanding 5-1 lead courtesy of goals from MASL debutant Matt Lewis, John Sosa, Ray Lee, Kiel Williams, and Ray Saari. The lone Ambush goal came from Duduca Carvalho on a powerplay.

The Ambush didn’t go down easy, as they scored second half goals through Tony Walls and Douglas Dos Santos before Leo Gibson extended KC’s lead back to three. St. Louis scored a late consolation from goalkeeper Paulo Nascimento as the Comets took their first win by a score of 6-4.

After the Comets played one of the best halves in their recent history in the first half, the Comets lost momentum as the Ambush slowly tried to climb their way back in the second half. The Comets improved to 1-1 while the Ambush dropped to 0-2 on the season.

Alain Matingou seems to have taken the assistant coaching role, as he managed the game from the bench Saturday night.

The Comets return to action Sunday, December 15th, as they look to defeat the Ambush for the second straight time on the road.