MKE WAVE SEASON COMES TO AN END IN MISSOURI.
Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave were eliminated Thursday from the 2015 Major Arena Soccer League Ron Newman Cup Playoffs by the still undefeated and defending MISL Champions Missouri Comets 8-2 at the Independence Event Center.
The game started out promising for the Wave, the score was tied at one at the end of the first quarter. Wave goal coming from #15 Tony Walls and the Comets from Vahid Assadpour. Going into the second quarter it was all Missouri as they scored 4 goals in the second quarter. Goals coming from Kiel Williams, Bryan Perez, Josh Gardner and 10 seconds left in the half Vahid Assadpour scores his second. The Wave were down 5 to 1.
Going into the second half, the Wave needed to bounce back if they wanted to move on in the playoff to face the Baltimore Blast. But the Wave looked flat all night, while the Comets were dominant all night. The Comets held the Wave scoreless in the third quarter, while they score 2 more, goals coming from Brian Harris and Leo Gibson. In the fourth, the Wave played with the 6th Attacker, and were able to score; goal coming from #18 Stefan St. Louis. But the Comets lead was to hard to come back from. Vahid Assadpour add one more for the Comets.
Head Coach Giulian Oliviero on…
Tonight’s loss to Missouri:
“It’s very disappointing. We had plenty of opportunities, hung in there in the first half but let it slip away. You’ve got to give the Missouri Comets all the credit in the world. They’re 20-0 and the defending champs for a reason. Everything had to go right for us tonight and unfortunately it didn’t."
On the season overall:
“I couldn’t be happier. The team and organization went through a lot of positive changes this year. There are a lot of great things happening and it was a great building block for not only myself, learning so much this year, but the team as a whole. Nick Vorberg as an assistant this year was fantastic, Marcelo Fontana and Jonathon Greenfield did a great job as co-captains. Just a great group of players who are a lot of fun to be around. I’m proud of the team overall, thankful to the organization and to the fans who really helped us tremendously this season. Moving forward, the MKE Wave will be a team that other teams will have to deal with.”
Who’s going to win the 2015 Major Arena Soccer League Ron Newman Cup? Las Vegas, Monterey, Baltimore, Missouri?
“The defending champs are going to be tough to knock off. Missouri beat us tonight and go into Baltimore Friday for game one. That's a quick turnaround. I think whoever comes out of the Baltimore, Missouri series will be the first time Major Arena Soccer League Champions.” #
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 (LOSS 9-10 / OT)
Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 12-6).
2014-2015 MKE Wave Playoffs:
Thursday, February 26th - 7:05pm at Chicago Mustangs - Sears Centre (LOSS 3-6).
Saturday, March 7th - 3:05pm vs Chicago Mustangs - UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena (GM 2, WIN 9-2, GM 3, WIN 2-1OT).
Thursday, March 12th - 7:05pm at Missouri Comets - Independence Events Center (LOSS 2-8).
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).