The Missouri Comets had plenty to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving weekend as they ended a two-game losing streak with an explosive 19-9 victory over the expansion Norfolk SharX Saturday night at the Independence Events Center.

The Missouri Comets had plenty to be thankful for over the Thanksgiving weekend as they ended a two-game losing streak with an explosive 19-9 victory over the expansion Norfolk SharX Saturday night at the Independence Events Center.

Five different Comets had goals and nine players scored a point on the night.

Leading the way was Geison with two goals – including one 3-pointer – and an assist for six total points. Defender Stefan Stokic was close behind, with five points and Vahid Assadpour added four. League MVP Byron Alvarez also kept his 10-game point scoring streak alive with four points.

“I don’t score many goals, so when I do, I hope they help the team win,” said Stokic, who celebrated in the stands following one goal and with Geison as they performed an on-field dance following the second.

“We had lost two in a row, and we wanted to give our fans something to celebrate today and we were able to do that.”

Alvarez got the offense going a minute into the game after heading a cross-field pass from Coady Andrews into the back of the net.

The SharX, who were looking for their first win of the season, went into the half with the score knotted at 7-all, but a fiery halftime talk by Comets coach Kim Roentved sparked his team to a 12-point second half.

“Coach was not happy at the half, and neither were we,” said Alvarez, who added a second goal in the fourth quarter.

“We were very disappointed to be tied at the half against an expansion team. We played much better the second half.”

Geison added to his team-leading goals total with two goals in the third quarter. 
Another 3-pointer from Assadpour gave the Comets a 15-7 lead. Overall the Comets outshot the SharX 15-0 in the quarter.

The Comets cruised through the fourth quarter, controlling play throughout. Neto and Alvarez added goals as the Comets improved to 4-2 this season.

Special halftime: Be sure and read about Byron Alvarez’s halftime marriage proposal to his fiancé Jennifer Ford in Wednesday’s Examiner.