MKE WAVE WIN IN WICHITA COMES AT COST; ASSISTANT COACH / GOALKEEPER NICK VORBERG INJURED.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave won a thriller against the Wichita B52’s Saturday night at Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas, 14-12.

It was a back and forth game all night. When Wichita scored, the Wave always had a response.  Each team scored 6 goals in the first half, with Wave goals coming from #26 Ian Bennett (2) and one from #10 Luan Oliveira, #23 Victor Quiroz, #77 Marcio Leite and newly traded #4 Corey Adamson. With just over 2 minutes left in the half, goalkeeper Nick Vorberg came off the field with an injury and #28 Jonathan Greenfield would tend goal for the rest of the game.

The Wave scored 8 goals in the second half, 2 from #26 Ian Bennett and #77 Marcio Leite. #15 Tony Walls, #10 Luan Oliveira, #8 Bato Radoncic and #18 Stefan St. Louis each scored a goal each.  Even with goalkeeper Nick Vorberg out for the game; Jonathan Greenfield made many key saves to keep the Wave in the game.

BOXSCORE: click here.
GAMSHEET: click here.
WATCH: click here.

Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero on…
The takeaway from this winning weekend on the road
:
"After our loss to Baltimore, we talked as a team about wanting to run the table all the way through the rest of the season and thru playoffs and getting better at things we need to get better at. I think we are well on our way to doing that. That’s four wins in a row, our longest win streak of the season on top of that, a playoff spot. Overall, a very positive weekend and we are looking forward to returning home to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to face Syracuse on Valentine’s Day in front of our fans.”

Assistant Coach / Gooalkeeper Nick Vorberg:
“Nick popped his hamstring in the second quarter. We’ll be very lucky if we get Nick back before the end of the season but we’re down to one great goalie in Jeff Richey and we’re going to have to carry it all the way through.”

On the similarities between the Detriot Waza Flo game where #23 Victor Quiroz stepped in for GK Marcel Feenstra and this game where #28 Jonathon Greenfield stepped in for Nick Vorberg:
“In my 20 years of indoor soccer I’ve never seen two starting goalkeepers go down in one season. It’s very unlucky for us as a team but Jonathon Greenfield stepped up, came up huge and showed a lot of leadership tonight.”

The final two regular season MKE Wave home game at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena are Saturday, February 14th, 1:05pm (CST) vs Syracuse Silver Knights and Saturday, February 21st, 6:05pm (CST) vs Detriot Waza Flo.

Single-Game tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.

Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or online at MilwaukeeWave.com

Saturday, February 14th - 1:05pm - UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Fall in love again this season with your MKE Wave this Valentines Day. Don’t be shy and express your love! Perhaps a few lucky ladies will get a free kiss from some of MKE Wave players. MASCOT GAME Day! Your favorite Mascots will be at the arena and playing a friendly game of soccer at halftime, don't miss out!
 

Saturday, February 21st - 6:05pm - UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
BEEP BEEP VROOM VROOM.. who’s ready for the BOOM! Loud crowd and loud pipes surround this action filled night at UW Milwaukee Panther Arena. Get OUT to see life size Hot Wheels with a once in a lifetime fan photo op in addition to giving away incredible prizes throughout the night. We will also be giving a NEW Vespa courtesy of Reina International Autos to one luck Wave Fan!

Single-Game tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.
 
Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or online at MilwaukeeWave.com
 
2014-2015 MKE Wave Regular Season Schedule:
Road Opener: Saturday, November 8th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 15th – 7:05pm - Missouri Comets – Independence Events Center (LOSS 7-9)
Saturday, November 22nd – 6:05pm -  at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 4-0)
Friday, November 28th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 29th – 7:05pm - at Chicago Mustangs – Sears Center (LOSS 4-5)
Home Opener: Saturday, December 6th – 6:05pm – vs. St. Louis Ambush – UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 9-3)
Friday, December 12th – 6:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena (LOSS 8-13)
Saturday, December 13th – 6:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena (LOSS 10-14)
Saturday, December 20th – 1:05pm - vs. Tulsa Revolution - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 9-3)
Saturday, December 27th – 1:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 8-6)
Wednesday, December 31st – 3:05pm - vs. Missouri Comets - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (LOSS 7-8 / OT)
Saturday, January 3rd – 6:05pm - vs. Rochester Lancers - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 7-4)
Saturday, January 10th – 6:05pm - vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 8-5)
Friday, January 16th – 7:05pm - vs. Baltimore Blast - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (LOSS 3-5)
Saturday, January 24th – 5:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 9-4)
Sunday, January 25th – 3:05pm - vs. Wichita B-52’s - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 12-4)
Friday, February 6th – 7:05pm - at Tulsa Revolution – Expo Square Pavilion (WIN 13-3)
Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm - at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena (WIN 14-12)
Saturday, February 14th – 1:05pm - vs. Syracuse Silver Knights - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
Milwaukee Wave:
From its humble beginnings in 1984, the Milwaukee Wave has evolved and grown to be a national success with 6 championships and a leader in community outreach. As the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in North America, the Milwaukee Wave has had the unique ability to make a positive impact in their community while carrying on their reputation as a winning team.  The evolution of the Milwaukee Wave can be traced from its conception to present day by taking a look at the major turning points throughout the team’s 30-year history. MilwaukeeWave.com for more.
 
MKE Sports & Entertainment:
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports team, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Rockford Aviators Baseball team (Rockford, IL) playing in the Frontier League and the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team (Kokomo, Indiana) playing in the Prospect League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit MKESports.com
 
Major Arena Soccer League (MASL):
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is the top level of arena soccer in North America. The league was known as the Professional Arena Soccer League when it began play on October 25, 2008. The circuit concluded its sixth season with the Chicago Mustangs claiming the Newman Cup on March 16. On May 19, 2014 the league was reintroduced as the MASL with 24 teams in the US and Mexico. The Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier) just concluded its 16th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league and is the official developmental league of the MASL. Both the MASL and PASL-Premier are members of Confederacion Panamerica de Minifutbol (CPM).

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