Stars Drop Road Match With Comets, 12-5

by Brett Gleason

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Tacoma Stars (5-3) dropped a road match to the Missouri Comets (8-1) by a score of 12-5 on Friday night.

Tacoma was led by striker Ty Hall, who posted a brace with a pair of goals in the second half - Hall added an assist to finish the match with a team-best three points. Goalkeeper Danny Waltman recorded 18 saves on 30 shots.

The Stars closed the first quarter with a 2-1 lead over the Comets courtesy of a pair of goals from midfielder Jamael Cox and striker Derek Johnson.

Missouri raced out to a 4-2 lead with a trio of goals from Milan Ivanovic, Bryan Perez, and Ramone Palmer within a span of one minute halfway through the second quarter.

The Comets pulled away with three goals in the third quarter, countered by a lone Stars goal from Hall, to take a 7-3 lead heading into the final quarter.

Hall scored his second goal of the night and midfielder Raphael Cox scored his first goal of the season for Tacoma in the fourth quarter, but five goals from the Comets would propel Missouri to a 12-5 victory.

The Stars continue their road trip with a game against the St. Louis Ambush tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 5:05 p.m. PT. A live webcast of the game can be found online at

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