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Wave Get Ambushed Sunday Afternoon in St. Louis.

December 19, 2021 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Milwaukee Wave News Release

The 7-time Champion Milwaukee Wave lost a hard fought battle Sunday afternoon to the St. Louis Ambush at The Family Arena.

Final score: MKE Wave 6, St. Louis Ambush 7.

"What's disappointing is that we are a team that has enough experience with 5-2 lead to close out a game like that," said Head Coach Giuliano Oliveiro. "We knew if we could keep it close down the stretch we'd have a good chance but some of our guys got complacent and comfortable."

The game began with the Ambush scoring the first two goals of the game and later was matched by the Wave's Gordy Gurson and Ian Bennett going into halftime.

Milwaukee kept that momentum going into the second half with the addition of three different goals from Ian Bennett, Alex Bradley and Luan Oliveira.

But the Ambush kept fighting back, returning the favor with 5 unanswered goals of their own to take the lead before Milwaukee Wave rookie Tyler Turner scored his first professional goal of his Wave career but it wasn't enough.

"This game is all about momentum," said Milwaukee Wave Midfielder Gordy Gurson. "We didn't let it ride as long as we wanted to and they took advantage of it in front of their home crowd."

The Wave travel back to Milwaukee for a couple of days of practice before the holiday and prepare for back to back battles with the Kansas City Comets. First, on their blue turf Wednesday, December 29th at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence, Missouri and then in Milwaukee on the black turf New Years Eve for the Wave's first home game of the season.

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