WAVE STRUGGLES IN ST. LOUIS SUNDAY
After an exciting home victory Saturday against the Florida Tropics, the 7-time champion Milwaukee Wave hopped on a bus and made their way to St. Louis to take on the Ambush Sunday afternoon at The Family Arena and they came up short.“This loss falls on all of us,” said Milwaukee Wave Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero after the game. “We had a lot of poor individual performances that impacted the team as a whole but in the end we need to figure out the back to backs. We’re confident in the young guys and the depth we have on this team, it’s just when opportunities are presented we need our guys to perform how they do on the training field.”Milwaukee Wave goals on the night came from Salvador Nunez, Qudus Lawal x2 and Alex Bradley. There was a scary moment late in the third quarter when Milwaukee Wave midfielder Mario Alvarez rolled his ankle and fell to the turf in pain. Athletic trainers were able to assist him off the field.“We don’t know how bad the injury is with Mario or how long he will be out for,” added Oliviero. “But he’s been one of our best performers all year. We wish him a speedy recovery.”The Wave will make their way back to Milwaukee and prepare for the arch rival Kansas City Comets next Sunday afternoon at 4:05pm CT from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.“I love that we are able to get our young guys some experience in these important games,” said Oliviero. “But part of being a professional is being consistent and that’s something we have yet to find.”Tickets are available at MilwaukeeWave.com or the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office before kick-off for future home games. Stay up to date with all things Wave on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.