Comets Indoor Soccer

COMETS LOSE HEARTBREAKER IN OVERTIME

KANSAS CITY (December 3, 2017) – The Kansas City Comets returned home to face the Cedar Rapids Rampage on Sunday evening. Both offenses came out to play as there were well over 100 combined shots throughout the game. Unfortunately for the home side, the Comets fell 8-7 in Overtime.

Prior to the weekend’s slate of games, the Cedar Rapids Rampage traded for forward Victor France. In the Comets season opener, France scored four goals and an assist against the Comets with his previous team, the St. Louis Ambush. He picked up right where he left off, netting a hat trick tonight.

On the Comets side, Kiel Williams made his home debut for Kansas City after missing the first couple of games with an injury. He made quite the impression, scoring the Comets first two goals of the game, both coming from Stefan Stokic assists.

The two teams combined for 11 goals in the first half. Williams led the way, but he was joined by Lucas Rodriguez, Guerrero Pino, Leo Gibson and Pat Kelly on the score sheet. At the halftime break, the Comets held a 6-5 lead.

Both teams settled down at halftime and opened the second half with a defensive mentality. Tanner Hunjak was the only scored the only goal of the third period to increase the Comets lead to 7-5. The score was Hunjak’s third straight at home, and the assist provided by Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Flores increased his streak to five straight games with a point.

The Comets lead didn’t hold through unfortunately as Cedar Rapids’ Alex Bradley scored twice to tie the game and force overtime.

Overtime period are sudden death, with the first goal ending the game. The Comets held off on early pressure from the Rampage and managed to get several attacking opportunities. Then with three minutes left in the extra period, Cedar Rapids goalkeeper Brett Petricek floated a ball deep into Comets territory. As the forward turned and started to fall down, the ball found his head and arced over the outstretched arms of Kansas City’s Steven Hamersky, ending the game and giving the Rampage the 8-7 win.

Kansas City will have several positives to draw from this game as they continue on their season, including the play of goalkeeper Hamersky in his MASL debut. The rookie showed patience and made some smart decisions as he faced 17 shots on goal.

The Comets remain home this week as they face the Tacoma Stars on Friday, December 8 at 7:35 p.m. CT. The game marks the return of former Comets players Danny Waltman, Alain Matingou, Robert Palmer and Ramone Palmer. Tickets for the match can be found here.