February 24, 2013 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) - Milwaukee Wave
It was a must win game for both the Milwaukee Wave and Rochester Lancers, Sunday afternoon at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.
The Wave needed to win the rest of their regular season schedule in order to clinch the regular season championship from the Baltimore Blast.
The Lancers needed a victory to stay alive in the MISL Playoff hunt and that\'s just what they did by defeating the Wave 9-8.
It was a defensive first half with only 2 goals scored. The first from Milwaukee Wave Forward #14 Nick Perera; (Assist - #26 Ian Bennett). The second from Rochester Lancers Defender #8 Elliot Fauske; (Assist - #13 Stephan Basso).
Milwaukee Wave Forward and Rookie of The Year Candidate #7 Luan Oliviera started the scoring in the 3rd Quarter, only to have the Lancers answer back with a 3-Point Goal of their own from Forward #10 Mauricio Salles. Milwaukee closed out the quarter with a goal by #79 Hewerton and the team took a 6-5 lead into the final quarter.
Milwaukee extended their advantage to 8-5 when #26 Ian Bennett connected on a two point goal. The Lancers Fauske scored his second goal of the game to trim Rochester\'s deficit to 8-7. Later in the quarter Lancers forward Doug Miller was fouled inside the box by Milwaukee\'s Joe Hammes. On the restart, Miller blasted a shot into the net and gave Rochester their first lead of the game at 9-8. Milwaukee tried bringing in a sixth attacker, but couldn\'t manage any more scoring, and Rochester came away with the victory.
Milwaukee ends their five game road trip Wednesday February, 27th at 6 p.m. against the Syracuse Silver Knights. The team wraps up the regular season with back-to-back games at U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday March 2nd, at 6 p.m. against the Syracuse Silver Knights, and Sunday March 3rd, at 3 p.m. against the Wichita Wings. Fans can purchase $19 premier level tickets for $7 for both games, and the March 10th 3 p.m. MISL playoff game. Other ticket deals are also available for purchase. For more information on tickets visit www.milwaukeewave.com or call 414.224.9283.