The Comets ended the Wave’s unbeaten record with a confidence-boosting 7-6 victory in Milwaukee.
The injury-plagued Milwaukee Wave were without star forward, Ian Bennett, and their starting goalkeeper, Josh Lemos, while the Comets entered the match injury-free.
The Comets got off to a poor start, letting in two goals in the opening ten minutes. Leo Gibson kept his scoring streak alive by scoring a short handed goal before the Wave answered shortly after in the opening quarter.
With the Comets down 3-1 going into the second quarter, Kansas City responded by killing off a powerplay and scoring three unanswered goals from Leo Gibson, James Togbah, and Ramone Palmer to take the lead 4-3 at halftime.
The third quarter was mostly controlled by the Wave and they got the leveller through Isaac Pereyra, which was the only goal of the period.
In the fourth period, the Comets capitalized on errors from Rafael Dias, the Wave’s second choice keeper. James Togbah got his second of the game after Dias failed to catch a simple aerial ball but the Wave found the equalizer after a mix up in the Comets defense.
The Wave responded with a goal after a mix up in the Comets defense. Another goalkeeping error after Dias spilled a shot that was pounced on for the second goal of the evening for Ramone Palmer to make it 6-5 and Alain Matingou blasted one in against Milwaukee’s sixth attacker with under two minutes left. The Wave got a late consolation goal with 11 seconds left as the game ended 7-6 in favor of the Comets.
Despite a sluggish start, the Comets were able to rebound and grind out a big result over the unbeaten Milwaukee Wave. Leo Gibson was the star of the first half while Ramone Palmer shined in the second half and both rallied two goals and an assist. James Togbah also put in a two-goal performance.
The Wave were the last team left with an unbeaten record in the MASL until Kim ‘The Rocket’ Rontved’s men came in and stormed out with a huge result. The Wave still sit pretty atop the South Central Division with a 6-1 record. The Comets still sit third with a 4-4 record but have the chance to overtake the second place Ambush with a win next week.
After cheering against the Wave tonight, Comets fans should be cheering for them tomorrow as the Wave will host the St. Louis Ambush tomorrow night for another big game in the South Central Division.
The Comets will return home for game one of a four game homestand next Friday, January 18, when the Comets host the St. Louis Ambush.