MILWAUKEE (March 20, 2011)– In game two of the MISL Playoffs, the Milwaukee Wave defeated the Missouri Comets 20-18 at the US Cellular Arena forcing a third game to be played momentarily.
The Wave came out aggressive scoring five of the six goals in the first quarter. Marco Terminesi scored the Wave’s first goal on a restart. Terminesi then punched in another goal two minutes later. Just over a minute later the Wave added to their lead with another goal by Jonathan Greenfield. The Comets Geison Moura got the Comets on the board at the 7:21 mark. The Wave came right back with a goal by Marcio Leite and a 3 point goal by Jonatan Santos to end the quarter with a 11-2. The Wave was able to hold the Comets scoreless in the second quarter despite goalkeeper Nick Vorberg getting injured and continuing to play. Terminesi scored his third goal for a hat trick giving the Wave a 13-2 lead going into halftime.
The Comets opened the scoring in the third quarter with a Tiguinho goal. The remainder of the quarter was filled with penalties and power plays for both teams. The Wave was able to capitalize on two power plays with goals by Troy Dusosky and Terminesi’s fourth goal of the game. The Comets’ Bryon Alvarez added a goal during their powerplay. The third period wrapped up with a 17-7. The Comets quickly closed the lead to 17-11 with two goals by Alvarez giving him a hat trick in the game as well. The Comets added a sixth attacker and continued its offensive attack with Leo Gibson scoring a 3 point goal quickly followed by another 2 point goal. Alvarez scored giving the Comets their first lead of the game at 18-17. The Wave answered quickly with a 3 point goal by Greg Howes to put the Wave back on top 20-18 to win the game.
Since Milwaukee won the 2nd playoff game a 15 minute min-game is being played momentarily. The winner then moves on to play the Blast at 1st Mariner Arena for a single Championship Game on Friday, March 25th.
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.