MKE WAVE DEFEAT DETROIT WAZA FLO IN REGULAR SEASON CLOSER
Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave closed out the Major Arena Soccer League regular season with a win against the Detroit Waza Flo Saturday night at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 12-6.
Burlington, Wisconsin’s very own Matt Eisold, starting in his second game, made 9 saves, allowed 5 goals and played over 34 minutes. In the second quarter Head Coach Giuliano Olivero put in the sixth attacker; switching between #28 Jonathan Greenfield, #9 Mike Lookingland and #23 Victor Quiroz. The Wave had a 5 to 3 lead at the end of the first half, with goals coming from #26 Ian Bennett, #10 Luan Oliveira, #18 Stefan St. Louis, #4 Corey Adamson and #20 Marcelo Fontana.
It was 46 seconds into the third quarter when #26 Ian Bennett scored his second of the night. The Wave was able to score an additional 6 goals; coming from #20 Marcelo Fontana (second of the night), #8 Bato Radoncic and scoring 2 goals was #77 Marcio Letie and #18 Stefan St. Louis.
With just about one minute remaining in the game, MKE Wave Forward #26 Ian Bennett suffered an injury and was escorted off the field by medical staff.
Coach Oliviero on…
Tonight’s final regular season home game:
“I thought we had a great crowd tonight and our players put on a great show for the fans. There are a few things we need to iron out on the defensive end but I thing we are heading in the right direction.”
Switching between Goalkeeper Matt Eisold and sixth attackers:
“We’ve been a little unlucky with goalkeepers this year, we are on our fourth. We just want to be prepared for the playoffs and if we do have to pull the goalie whether it’s to get back into the game or we have another goalkeeper injury, we’ll be prepared for it. I thought our sixth attackers play great today.”
“At first, we thought it was really bad, he was slow to get up and slow to get off the field. Doctor’s reports say it is a sprain, to what to degree, I don’t know but I’m confident we’ll have him for game one of the playoffs Thursday in Chicago.”
The MKE Wave finishes the regular season with a record of 13 and 7 with 160 goals for and 108 goals against. The Wave had a home record of 7 wins and 3 losses, while on the road they were 6 and 4.
The Wave is offering an early bird discount for MASL Playoff Tickets that will be available until end of the February 21st game at the MKE Wave Will Call table at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. For more information, click here.
Game one is scheduled for Thursday, February 26th, 7pm at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Reserve your seat on the MKE Wave Playoff Fan Bus today! $40 will get you transportation to and from Sear Centre Arena for the game along with refreshments on the bus and one lower level game ticket. Space is limited so reserve your seat immediately! The first 20 fans that sign up will receive a special MKE Wave gift! Contact John P. at 414.908.6355 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat today!
Game two is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th, 3pm at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena with a mini-game three immediately following game two, if necessary.
The Wave is offering an early bird discount for the Saturday, March 7th, 3pm playoff game that will be
valid until 10pm, Saturday, February 21st. Discounted playoff tickets can be purchased in person during the 2/21 game at the MKE Wave Will Call table at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena 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 (LOSS 9-10 / OT)
Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 12-6)
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MKE Sports & Entertainment:
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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).