MILWAUKEE (Dec 5, 2010) – The Milwaukee Wave remains undefeated with a 10-7 victory over the Chicago Riot. The Wave continued its regular season winning streak now at twelve games dating back to January, 2010.
The Wave spoiled yet another home opener as they travel to Chicago to take on the Riot for the Riot’s first ever home game. Milwaukee began the season by crashing the Missouri Comet’s welcome back party, defeating the Comets 20-9 on Nov. 12. The matchup against Chicago was Milwaukee’s first against the new expansion team run by former Wave president Peter Wilt.
Ryan Mack scored first with the assist from Tom Oatley ending the first quarter with a score of 2-0. Hewerton and Marcio Leite both scored in the second quarter while Chicago’s Dorin Opera scored an unassissted 3-pointer.
Wave’s Marco Terminesi had a fantastic 3rd quarter with both a goal and assist on Hewerton’s second goal of the night. The Wave entered the fourth quarter with a 10-3 lead, but the Chicago Riot put together a late fourth-quarter surge. Milwaukee held on to win 10-7. In the final moments, with Novica "Novi" Marojevic as the sixth attacker, the Riot had a couple of good scoring chances, but Wave goalkeeper Nick Vorberg was up to the task with some key saves. Vorberg posted a game-high 26 saves.
Milwaukee returns 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.