Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Ambush Lose at Home

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Ambush Lose at Home

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Ambush lose at home to Florida, fall to 1-10

Down 3-2 early in the second quarter, the Florida Tropics came up with five straight goals and went on to an 8-5 win over the St. Louis Ambush at Family Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Florida improved to 6-4 while the Ambush fell to 1-10.

For the home side, Clayton Matheus had two goals and an assist while player-coach Hewerton Moriera and Pablo Da Silva finished with two assists each. Jerjer Gibson, Nestor Hernandez and Stefan St. Louis also scored for the Ambush. (Joe Lyons)

Olympic trials * Former world champion Sarah Hendrickson and Michael Glasder clinched spots in the Pyeongchang Games as the overall winners at the U.S. Olympic trials for ski jumping in Park City, Utah.

Hendrickson was the women's winner with 263.4 total points after two jumps. She took the lead following a first jump where she covered 97.5 meters at 91.0 kph.

It is the second trip to the Olympics for Hendrickson. She qualified for Sochi in 2014 but finished 21st overall after suffering a major knee injury in a training accident before the games.

Hendrickson has undergone four knee operations since participating in the Sochi Games. Winning at the Olympic trials represents a particularly satisfying step for her in her comeback.

"It's pretty emotional just because the four years have been so tough," Hendrickson said. "This gives me confidence that hard work pays off, and if you keep working for your dream, then you'll get there. That is something that will stick with me for the rest of the life, and that's a really good lesson, too."

Abby Ringquist followed in second with 248.1 points. Nita Englund took third with 238.9 points.

Nina Lussi fell from third to fourth after suffering an injury on the landing of her second jump. She had to be taken off of the hill on a sled stretcher. …

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