MILWAUKEE (March 13, 2011) – The Milwaukee Wave beat the Omaha Vipers 15-6 in front of the largest crowd at the US Cellular Arena since the team began playing there. The Wave’s Drive for Five Championships begins with a series against the Missouri Comets on Wednesday night in Missouri and a post season home game next Sunday, March 20th.
The Wave got on the board first with a goal by Greg Howes and assist by Giuliano Oliviero. Howes had an assist in the following Wave goal by Josh Rife giving the Wave a 4-0 lead. Omaha’s Mauricio Hernandez added a goal closing out the first quarter with the Wave leading 4-2. The Wave’s Olivierio and Marco Terminesi added goals in the second quarter with the Wave leading 8-2 going into halftime.
Omaha closed the gap to 8-6 with a goal by Tijani Ayegbusi and Ryan Junge but were not able to get any closer in the game. The Wave’s Terminesi, Hewerton, and Oliviero added goals securing the 15-6 win.
The Milwaukee Wave plays next in Missouri on Wednesday and then returns home to play the final playoff game on Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets for the playoff game will go on sale Monday, March 14th at 9 am. The first 3000 kids in attendance with receive a Coach Tozer moustache giveaway.
The Wave fans were fortunate to have Aaron Rodgers appear on behalf of the MACC Fund and address the crowd with two amazing MACC Fund kids. The MACC Fund was the charity of the game as each home game this season the Milwaukee Wave and Milwaukee Wave of Hope partnered with a local charity to raise awareness and funds through the M&I Charitable Jersey Program.
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.