On Fan Appreciation Day at The Family Arena, the St. Louis Ambush gave their fans much to appreciate when they pulled off a dramatic 3-2 overtime victory over the Florida Tropics Sunday afternoon. The win improved the Ambush to 9-10-2, while Florida fell to 9-7-4. It was the final home game of the 2022-23 season for the Ambush.
St. Louis scored the lone goal of the first quarter when Will Eskay outran an opposing defender and beat Florida goalkeeper Jorge Navarrete in the eleventh minute. Florida got their first tally in the tenth minute of the second period when Rafa Alves put a shot out of reach of St. Louis goalkeeper Paulo Nascimento.
Florida took a 2-1 lead in the third minute of the third quarter when Vini Dantas took a pass across the goal mouth from Kiel Williams and put it on target. The remainder of the period was scoreless until the final minute. As the clock raced toward the end of regulation play, Eskay scored his second of the match with 34.4 seconds left on the clock, sending the contest into overtime.
James Thomas, playing in only his third game after coming back from injury, would play the hero role when he headed the game winner into the net one minute into the extra period.
The Ambush close out the season with three on the road. They visit the Milwaukee Wave on March 25 before closing out the season in Florida with games against the Tropics on March 31 and April 2. All Ambush games are available for webcast at twitch.com.
Season tickets for the 2023-24 season are now on sale. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information.