The Kansas City Comets broke even on their Texas road trip last weekend.
After rallying from two goals down to beat the Mesquite Outlaws 5-4 Saturday night, the Comets dropped a 5-2 decision against the Dallas Sidekicks Sunday at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
The Sidekicks led nearly the entire contest as they picked up their first win of the season. For Kansas City, it was the first loss by more than a single goal, dropping the Comets to 2-3 on the year.
Dallas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter before Adam James scored the Comets’ first goal in the second quarter. James found the back post with an assist from Ray Saari.
Dallas went up 3-1 when it took advantage of a Comets’ defensive blunder in the third quarter. Leo Gibson scored on a rebound of a Robert Palmer shot, cutting the Comets’ deficit to 3-2 with 11 minutes to play. But the Sidekicks added two late goals to ice the game.
Against Mesquite, Kansas City trailed 3-1 before rallying in the fourth quarter. Mirko Sandivari and Gui Gomes scored seconds apart to tie the game, and Ray Lee followed with another goal to give the Comets their first lead.
After the Outlaws scored again, Ray Saari and Kiel Williams executed a perfect give-and-go, with Saari burying the game-winner in the final minute of the game.
After opening the season with four of their first five games on the road, the Comets will play four of their next five at home. That stretch starts Saturday against the Tacoma Stars at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.