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Comets rally past Wichita

The Missouri Comets are the comeback kings on the MISL.

They pulled off another rally on Wednesday night, coming back from a five-point deficit in the second half and beating Wichita 10-7 at the Independence Events Center.

The Wings’ Victor Quiroz started the second half scoring with a power play goal six minutes into the third period. It was his second goal of the night, but it would be the last time the Wings would score.

Down 7-2, the Comets pressured the Wings defense relentlessly forcing Bryan Perez into a tripping foul. Byron Alvarez scored his second power-play goal of the night and the comeback was on.

The Comet offense peppered the Wings goalkeeper Sanaldo with 18 second half shots.

Geison scored to bring the Comets within one only 45 seconds into the 4th quarter. That goal gave Geison a 10-game point scoring streak, the longest in the league this season. Wichita’s Sanaldo made some outstanding saves to initially stave off the Comets attack.

However, Vahid Assadpour broke through 10 minutes into the quarter as he notched the eventual game winner. Tiguinho added an insurance goal on the sixth attacker a few minutes later.

The Comets and Wings combined for over 60 shots on goal. Wichita’s Sanaldo turned away 43 shots on goal.