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Comets win it late against Tropics

Bryan Perez got his 250th career point in the first half after assisting John Sosa.

Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets defeated the Florida Tropics 5-4, making it six wins from their last seven games.

A back and forth first half between the Kansas City Comets and the Florida Tropics, which was highlighted by career point number 250 for Bryan Perez for an assist to John Sosa to make it 2-1 after KC let two goals in early.

By halftime, the score was level at 4-4 with Comets goals from John Sosa(2), Adam James, and Lucas Rodriguez. Former Comet, Andre Braithwaite, scored the last goal of the opening half.

Kim Rontved thought his side needed to tighten up defensively, and that is exactly what they did. The game went through a spell without a goal for more than 35 minutes, until the one and only, Leo Gibson, stepped up and converted the shootout with just 2.5 seconds left in the game.

This game truly was a tale of two halves. A high scoring first half with eight goals and a second half with just a single goal from arguably the best player in the league.

This win keeps the Comets in second place in the South Central Division with a 7-5 record, winning six of their last seven games. The Tropics fell to 4-9 after coming up empty handed in a two game road trip to Missouri and sit last in the South Central Division.

This game was a tremendous advertisement for the MASL on national television through ELEVEN SPORTS. Goals galore in the opening half and a stout defense effort full of passion in the second half.

The Comets return to action next Saturday when they visit the St. Louis Ambush with kickoff at 7:05 PM CT from The Family Arena. The game can be streamed on on the league’s official YouTube channel.