MILWAUKEE (Nov. 26, 2010) – Milwaukee Wave rolled past the Missouri Comets 24-11 Friday night in the US Cellular Arena in its home-opener. The Wave came out strong by scoring the first nine points of the match. They continued their even attack with seven different players scoring in the win.
In the first quarter Evan McNeley, Matthew Stewart, Ryan Mack contributed 2-point goals while Marco Terminesi’s first goal of the season was a 3-pointer. Nick Vorberg’s eight defensive stops held the Comets to a first quarter shutout.
Comets’ Brian Harris and Jamar Beasley scored first in the second quarter while Wave’s Hewerton scored in the last minute of the quarter with the half ending 11-4.
The Wave came out strong with a Travis MacKenzie 2-point goal. Giuliano Oliviero then capitalized on the Wave Power play scoring a 2-pointer. Comets answered with a goal only to have Oliviero strike again with Stewart also adding a goal ending the quarter with the Wave leading 19-6.
In the fourth quarter the Comets’ Leo Gibson scored a 3-pointer with Bryan Perez in the penalty box for a foul, bringing the Wave lead to 19-9. Missouri would add another 2-point goal by Tiguinho. The Wave’s offense would secure the 24-11 victory by a 3-point goal by McNeley and a 2-point goal by Mackenzie in front of the 4,467 person crowd. Milwaukee stays unbeaten 2-0, while Missouri dropped to 1-3.
The Wave travels to Omaha to face the Vipers on Thursday Dec. 2 at 7:05 p.m. and to Chicago on Dec. 5 against the Riot at 6:00 p.m. Milwaukee return home on Dec. 11 to play host to Chicago Riot at 6:00 p.m. The first 3,500 fans will receive an Equitable Bank Joe Hammes Wall Cling.
The Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team is the longest-running professional soccer team in the country. The Wave completed their 26th season by winning the Major Indoor Soccer League regular season championship. Their summer camp program is the largest team-operated program in the country. For more information about the Milwaukee Wave, visit milwaukeewave.com or call 414-224-9283.