Wave Takes Game One of MASL Central Division Championship Series in Overtime

March 10, 2018 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Milwaukee Wave News Release

Your Six-Time Champion Milwaukee Wave were victorious Saturday afternoon in Game One of the Major Arena Soccer League Ron Newman Cup Central Division Championship Series against the Cedar Rapids Rampage.

Milwaukee Wave 9, Cedar Rapids Rampage 8. F/OT.

"In the postseason, there are no easy wins," said Milwaukee Wave Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. "We're a banged up team right now but still very resilient. We had a few chances to put the game away in the 4th quarter but the Rampage played with a lot of heart and sent it into overtime."

Just 45 seconds into the sudden death, golden goal overtime Milwaukee Wave midfielder #26 Ian Bennett connected with midfielder #77 Marcio Leite and scored the game winner.

"It's always great but in the end you just want to win," said Bennett. "You don't care how it goes in or who scores, you just want to walk away with that, 'W' and that's what we did against Cedar Rapids today but we're not done yet."

#77 Marcio Leitre on...

...Saturday's game.

"Cedar Rapids had a very strong game today and are playing with a lot of heart and soul but we are not even close to finished yet. We need to work really hard and get the second win tomorrow."

...the assist on the game winner.

To be honest, that's a play out of the Max Ferdinand playbook. I saw a chance, took the opportunity and luckily found Ian. He did an awesome job to score the winner off his chest. It was amazing."

MASL PLAYOFFS ROUND ONE: (Best of 3* series)

GAME ONE: Saturday, March 10th.

MKE Wave 9, Cedar Rapids Rampage 8, F/OT.

GAME TWO: Sunday, March 11th.

Cedar Rapids Rampage at Milwaukee Wave at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05pm.

Purchase tickets at http://milwaukeewave.com

15-MINUTE MINI-GAME THREE*: Sunday, March 11th.

Cedar Rapids Rampage at Milwaukee Wave at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

Kickoff will be scheduled for fifteen minutes after Game Two, *if necessary.




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The Milwaukee Wave huddle up during their MASL playoff game against the Cedar Rapids Rampage
The Milwaukee Wave huddle up during their MASL playoff game against the Cedar Rapids Rampage

Cedar Rapids Rampage huddle up vs. the Milwaukee Wave
Cedar Rapids Rampage huddle up vs. the Milwaukee Wave

Cedar Rapids Rampage bench watches the game against the Milwaukee Wave
Cedar Rapids Rampage bench watches the game against the Milwaukee Wave


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