The Milwaukee Wave strive to extend their eight game winning streak this week as they face two tough opponents in Missouri and Baltimore.
The Wave will look to Marcio Leite, one of their leading scorers this season who was named today to the MISL Team of the Week for the second straight week, for offensive pressure. Leite was key in the second half comeback on Saturday, which gave the Wave a 13-10 victory over Syracuse. After being down 6-2 at the half the Wave turned things up to come out on top. Hewerton scored two goals, while Leite added a three pointer of his own.
The Wave travel to Missouri on Thursday, January 10 at 7:35 p.m. The game will be shown live on Time Warner Sports32 along with www.mislnation.com. This will be the first time the teams face off since Missouri defeated the Wave at home in the second game of the season. The Wave had the lead throughout most of the game, but a late goal by Missouri’s Will John forced overtime. The Comets scored quickly giving to take one from the Wave.
The Wave return home on Saturday, January 12th at 4:00 p.m. at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The Blast and Wave have so far split the two meetings of the season, and both want to win, as the winner will likely takeover first place in the MISL standings. In the first meeting Baltimore came out on top with a 15-4 win thanks to a solid team effort, as seven different players scored a goal. In the two team’s second meeting the Wave evened the season series with a 6-5 victory. Luan Oliveira scored two early goals to put the Wave up 4-0, but goals by Aduato Neto, and Mike Lookingland gave Baltimore a 5-4 lead. In the fourth quarter a power play goal by Hewerton gave the Wave the late lead, which they would hold onto to secure the win.
The Milwaukee Wave will also induct its 2013 Wave Hall of Fame at the January 12th game. Former Wave players Jimmy Banks and Ricky Mobley along with Wave fan and Dawn Urban will be honored. Olympics Wisconsin (http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/) is the BMO Harris Bank Jersey Program charity for the game. The first 5,000 fans will receive a team picture card courtesy of Yankee Hill. Parade of Champions, along with a High School All-Star game after the games end will also take place.
A special Chipotle dinner and a game package is available for Saturday’s game. It includes four burritos, sodas, and game tickets. Season tickets, flex plans and single-game tickets are also on sale. For more information on tickets visit www.milwaukeewave.com or call 414.224.9283.
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