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Local products power Comets past Ambush

KC is finally finding ways to close out games.

Adam James led the night with four goals
Thad Bell

The Kansas City Comets grabbed their second straight home win on Friday evening, defeating the St. Louis Ambush by a final score of 9-5 at Cable Dahmer Arena.

The Comets were powered by their plethora of local talent on display. Adam James led the way with four goals. Matt Lewis followed with a goal and two assists while Ray Lee added two goals and Kyle McLagan added two assists.

The Comets were also as healthy as ever with almost the full complement of players. Mirko Sandivari missed through illness while Hector Solorio was out with a right quad strain.

Lewis and Lee opened the scoring for the Comets before Jerjer Gibson pulled one back for the Ambush midway through the first quarter. James scored his first of the night later in the first period before Rian Marques scored the only goal of the second quarter to give KC the 4-1 advantage at halftime.

James scored two and Lee added another for KC with Alexis Robles and William Eskay scored for St. Louis, stretching the Comets lead to four after three quarters of action.

The Ambush managed to make things interesting in the fourth quarter with another goal from Eskay before JT Thomas scored to bring the visitors within two scores. The Comets put the game to bed with Mike DaSilva opening his scoring account as a Comet before James finished it off with his fourth of the night, giving KC a 9-5 win.

This win places the Comets in fourth place with a 3-4 record and a .429 winning percentage. The Ambush fall to fifth place with a 4-6 record with a .400 winning percentage.

The Comets played very well but still left a lot of chances on the table. Their powerplay is still very much a work in progress as KC had two opportunities where they created very little, including one powerplay where they had the 5 v 3 advantage. KC did manage to kill off STL’s only powerplay in the second quarter.

Adam James was the star of the show, bagging four goals to bring his season tally to nine goals, just one shy of Ian Bennett’s league-leading 10 goals. Kyle McLagan, who is now headed back to Iceland, concluded his rookie season with a fiery performance that produced two assists.

The Comets will look to extend their winning streak when they play host to the Dallas Sidekicks twice next weekend. KC will finish up their 12-game regular season with three home games scheduled for March.