MKE WAVE DEFEATS DETROIT WAZA FLO 9-4; HEAD HOME TO FACE WICHITA B-52’S SUNDAY AT 3PM
Your Six-Time Champion MKE Wave returned to Melvindale Arena Saturday night to face a very physical Detroit Waza Flo and came up victorious thanks to a great defensive effort from Goalkeeper Jeff Richey and a four goal performance from the team’s leading scorer #26 Ian Bennett.
“We have a lot of respect for the Detroit Waza Flo and the effort they gave tonight," said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “Nothing came easy and we had to earn everything we got. Sure we pulled away there at the end but overall it was not an easy game.”
The first half of action was evenly matched with both teams answering each other’s goals.
First half MKE Wave goals came from #15 Tony Walls (assist Banks), #77 Marcio Leite (unassisted) and two from #26 Ian Bennett, one unassisted, the other assisted by #18 Stefan St. Louis.
First half Detroit Waza Flo goals came from #22 Daniel Mattos, #16 Ricardo Lopes and #7 Miki Djerisilo.
MKE Wave goalkeeper #7 Jeff Richey and Detroit Waza Flo goalkeeper #66 Darrel Quinn kept the third quarter scoreless, while the MKE Wave scoring spree came in the fourth with goals from #8 Bato Radoncic, #8 Stefan St. Louis (his first as a MKE Wave player), #77 Marcio Leite and an additional two goals from #26 Ian Bennett.
Final Score: MKE Wave 9, Detroit Waza Flo 4.
Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero on…
-#7 Jeff Richey’s performance in goal:
“Jeff had a great game. He made some big saves at some crucial times in the game that kept us in the lead and he kind of put us in the driver’s seat towards the end of the game.”
-The team’s offensive performance:
“Big goals, big goals all around! Ian showed up tonight, Marcio as well and all three of our target forwards scored a goal which is great to see it spread around amongst the team.”
-Keeping the moment from this win into Sunday’s 3pm home game against Wichita:
“We’ve got a long bus trip home. It’s nice to travel with a win under your belt. Sure they’ll be a little sore tomorrow but playing in front of your home fans is really going to energize the guys. I think we’re going to come out with a great performance tomorrow.”
Sunday, January 25th – 3pm CT.
CALLING ALL PRINCESSES AND SUPERHEROES!
Wichita B-52’s vs. MKE Wave at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Break out your capes and Crowns and FLY into the city for an afternoon of exciting MKE Wave Soccer action. Participate in our on-field pre-game costume parade @ 2:45! Best dressed Superhero & Princess will win a snow tubing party at The Rock Snow Park in Franklin, WI and spend some quality time with our celebrities: Frozen’s Elsa & Anna, Spiderman & more. Fans can meet our Princesses & Superheroes from 2:00-2:40 and for the 20 minutes post game team autograph session. Don't this magical moment with your family and friends.
MKE WAVE GUARANTEES FUN OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
"We have an amazing, one of a kind, product and we need to wake Milwaukee up to it,” said MKE Wave VP of Sales / Marketing Joe Zimmerman. “Stadium Journey Magazine just did a review and said "it's a must see for any sports enthusiast". The new Wave is truly a fun experience. We are hopeful that this will start to awaken this city to give us a shot."
For the complete set of rules please visit: http://www.milwaukeewave.com/news/GUARANTEEDFUN
Stadium Journey Review: http://www.stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/uw-milwaukee-panther-arena-s2224
MKE Wave Video - Greatest Show on Turf: http://youtu.be/TuYZuG06XVI
ENTER TO WIN!
-All Inclusive Funjet Vacations getaway for two to somewhere sunny and warm.
-50 inch flat panel TV courtesy of ABC Audio Video.
-Dewalt Tool Package (valued at $750) from Professional Construction Inc.
-Also visit our friends from the U.S. Army, Gruber Law Offices, Reina International Autos, Guardian Credit Union, Drench Fitness Boutique, Prescott Miller Jewelers and Vitality Health and Wellness for even more goodies!
ON-FIELD GAMES. We need contestants for....
-Wisco Bed Race, win an overnight stay at ANY Wisco Group Hotel.
-Steinhafels Mattress Roll, where you can win a Dream Mattress courtesy of Steinhafels.
-Reina Tight Pants Dance Contest, wear your tight pants, shake your booty and qualify to be a finalist for a brand new 2014 Vespa Scooter from Reina International Autos in Brookfield.
-Sudz Bucket Race - $30 and $25 Gift Certificates to Sudz Wash & Lube.
-Miller Keg Race – A case of Miller Lite.
KIDS INTERACTIVE ZONE! (Between Sections 226 – 228)
Mini Soccer for the little ones! The turf is down, the goals are set… how many goals are you gonna score?
Visit the Grafe Imagination Station where your kids can play and create with building blocks and more!
POST GAME AUTOGRAPH SESSION!
After all games this season you’ll be able to come on field and meet the entire MKE Wave Team during the POST GAME AUTOGRAPH SESSION! Fans can enter the field after the game via the SW or NW Corner of UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Ask any usher or MKE Wave representative for more information!
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 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
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
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 onMarch 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).