Wave Earns 2019 MASL Championship Sunday Afternoon
Milwaukee Wave forwards Max Ferdinand and Ian Bennett celebrate a goal against the Monterrey Flash
The Milwaukee Wave claimed the Ron Newman Cup and the 2019 MASL champion title Sunday evening. Now Seven-Time Champions, the Milwaukee Wave defeated the Monterrey Flash on their home turf at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
Final score: Milwaukee Wave 5, Monterrey Flash 2
"It's obviously all still sinking in for us. Just watching the guys and enjoying how they're celebrating means the most to me right now," Said Milwaukee Wave Head Coach Guiliano Oliviero. "I know how much hard work they put in all season long, and to watch them celebrate and enjoy what they worked for is probably the best feeling of all."
Mighty Max Ferdinand #24, and captain Ian Bennett #26 helped lead the Wave to victory. Ferdinand recorded 1 goal and 2 assists, while Bennett had 2 goals of his own.
"Everything tonight was fantastic, the owners, the staff, the fans, everything." Said #26 Ian Bennett. "We brought this championship back to Milwaukee, and I'm so happy and so proud to be a part of this team and a part of this organization. It means so much. These guys deserve it, the fans deserve it, we all deserve it."
Additional goals were scored by #99 Andre Hayne, and #77 Marcio Leite. Leite was also named the Ron Newman Cup MVP after his accomplished performance in tonight's game.
Milwaukee Wave goalie #30 Josh Lemos had an astounding performance, only letting 2 of 38 shots pass.
"I'm just so happy. I'm feeling extremely excited, and grateful for this moment," Said Wave Goalie Josh Lemos. "I'm just so thankful, and so happy for these guys. The defensive effort they showed in front of me this year was incredible- so if anyone deserves this moment it's these guys right here. They deserve it more than anyone."
Now the Milwaukee Wave will celebrate, and get right back to business to prepare for Milwaukee Wave Summer Camps.
To learn from your Seven-Time Champion Milwaukee Wave - visit MilwaukeeWave.com for more information on Summer Camps.
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