MKE WAVE FALLS SHORT IN EXCITING OVERTIME GAME VS DEFENDING CHAMPION MISSOURI COMETS.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave lost to the defending champion Missouri Comets Wednesday afternoon at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 8-7.

“The guys showed a lot of character tonight,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “Anytime you play the defending champs, it’s a game you have to be up for. I think we got beat on a technicality tonight. I hope the Major Arena Soccer League takes a serious look at the rulebook,  see’s how other leagues do it around the world and follow suit. Overall, we are treating tonight’s game huge positive and look forward to the Rochester Lancers on Saturday night.”

With only scoring two goals in the first; goals from #15 Tony Walls and #77 Marcio Leite and being shut-out of in the second and thrid quarter, the Wave looked to rebound in the fourth.

The Wave needed to get a quick goal in the fourth to stop the Comets momentum. #10 Luan Sales Oliveira found the back of the net, following a goal from #26 Ian Bennett and two #29 JC Banks with 2 goals. The Comets did take lead back with a goal from #10 Bryan Perez. But with 5 seconds left in the game, #9 Mike Lookingland sent a long ball into the box and found the feet of #10 Luan Oliveira to tie the game at 7 with 1 second left.

With no goal scored in overtime the game headed into a shoot-out. The first two shooters to the Comets; #14 Leo Gibson and #10 Bryan Perez and the Wave; #26 Ian Bennett and #77 Marcio Leite could not score. The third shooter Comets #7 Vahid Assadpour and Wave #10 Luan Oliveira both scored. The Comets got the win thanks to #14 Leo Gibson, making the game with goal.

BOX SCORE: http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/boxscore.html?gameid=2512622

GAMESHEET: http://masl.stats.pointstreak.com/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=2512622

Next game is the Saturday January 3rd at 6:05 against the Rochester Lancers at UW- Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Single-Game Tickets are on sale now 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 8-7 /OT)
Saturday, January 3rd – 6:05pm - vs. Rochester Lancers - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 10th – 6:05pm - vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, January 16th – 7:05pm - vs. Baltimore Blast - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 24th – 6:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena
Sunday, January 25th – 3:05pm - vs. Wichita B-52’s - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, February 6th – 7:35pm - at Tulsa Revolution – Cox Business Center
Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm - at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena
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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