Second half rally lift Ambush over Florida Tropics SC

by Brian Ackley

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Freddie Moojen's return to St. Louis was stellar. For a half at least.

The former Ambush forward, who had 10 goals in an injury-shortened season last year, had two goals and two assists in the first two quarters of the Tropics game Friday night, staking Florida to a 5-2 intermission lead.

But the second half was all St. Louis. The Ambush scored five unanswered goals, and picked up their first win in six starts with a 8-6 triumph over the first-year Tropics.

Ricardo Diegues got his team-leading fifth goal, and added an assist. Lucas Teixeira, and Jowayne Laidley got the other first half goals. Florida also got a sixth-attacker goal from Victor Parreiras with just over two minutes to play, but that was as close as the Tropics would get.

Florida took a season high 43 shots on goal, with the Ambush coming up with 19 blocks. Stefan St. Louis had two goals and an assist to pace the host's comeback.

Florida will have little time to recover, as they play in Baltimore Saturday night in a 7:05 start. The Blast have wins of 5-1 and 7-1 so far this season over the Tropics, who return to the Lakeland Center Saturday, Dec. 17, for a 7:05 start against the Kansas City Comets.