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Comets suffer loss to Sidekicks to split Texas trip

After Sunday’s loss, the Comets still leave Texas in decent shape, and still lead the all-time record against Dallas 3-1.

Thad Bell

Following an exciting win less than 24 hours before Sunday’s kickoff, Leo Gibson and the Kansas City Comets [insert]

The Sidekicks were without leading scorer Freddy Moojen, who was dealing with a groin injury. Former Swope Park Rangers player, Alex Molano, made his second appearance for the Sidekicks. The Comets were without John Sosa for a second straight game as well as Matt Lewis.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Sidekicks scored back-to-back goals from Cameron Brown and Arthur Ivo. Adam James got one back for the Comets after a terrific run from Ray Saari to put the halftime score at 2-1 in favor of Dallas.

Brown restored the Sidekicks two-goal advantage early in the third period following Saxby’s misplaced pass, which allowed Brown to pass it into an open net. Comets cut the lead again after Leo Gibson scored early in the fourth quarter, but Dallas responded with a chip from Gustavo Piedra inside his own half over Mark Saxby to put scoreline at 4-2 to the home side. Kristian Quintana put the final nail in the coffin against the Comets sixth attacker as the Sidekicks secured their first ever win against the Kansas City Comets with a goal to make it 5-2.

The Comets drop to 2-3 while the Sidekicks pickup their first win of the season, improving to 1-4.

The Comets had major troubles producing quality chances throughout the entire game, something that continued against a very organized defense against Lucas Rodriguez as the sixth attacker in the final minutes. A couple mental mistakes didn’t benefit the Comets in the second half, as Saxby had major injury struggles towards the matches end.

The Comets return to Kansas City for next weekend’s game against Danny Waltman and the 2-2 Tacoma Stars on Saturday, December 28th.