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Wings blow lead at Missouri

  • Associated Press
  • Published Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at 8:53 p.m.

The Missouri Comets erased a 6-0 deficit in the first 1:33 of the second quarter to take an 8-6 lead over the Wichita Wings on the way to a 15-11 win on Sunday at Independence, Mo.

Wichita opened the game with back-to-back goals from Freddie Moojen and a goal from Daniel Villegas, but Missouri came back with three quick goals to go ahead.

The Wings tied the score at 8-8 in the third quarter on a goal from Andrew Hoxie, but the Comets outscored Wichita 7-3 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

The loss dropped the last-place Wings to 7-18 with one regular-season game remaining.


First quarter—1, Wichita, Moojen (Villegas) 9:34. 2, Wichita, Moojen (Tiguinho) 10:10; 3, Wichita, Villegas (Lemons) 11:30.

Second quarter—4, Missouri, Harris (Waltman) :27. 5, Missouri, Hughes (Assadpour) 1:05. 6. Missouri, Harris (Junge) 1:33. Penalties—Wichita, Bryant (dangerous play) 3:01. Wichita, Bryant (misconduct) 3:01. Wichita, Lemons (yellow card, delay of game) 5:16. Missouri, Junge (tripping) 6:48. Missouri, Palmer (holding) 12:13.

Third quarter—7, Wichita, Hoxie (Yearwood) 5:48.

Fourth quarter—8, Wichita, Quiroz (unassisted) :30. 9, Missouri, Hughes (Alvarez) 5:52; 10, Missouri, Falck (Alvarez, Assadpour). 11, Missouri, Falck (Assadpour) 13:44. Penalties—Wichita, Gonzales (striking) 3:48.

Power plays—Wichita 0 for 2. Missouri 0 for 2. Shots—Wichita, 18-9—27. Missouri, 16-9—25. Saves—Wichita, Sanaldo 15 shots, 10 saves; Lemons 1 shot, 0 saves. Missouri, Waltman 18 shots, 13 saves.

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