The Comets fell to the Milwaukee Wave by a score of 24-11 Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Arena.
The Wave dominated the first quarter, leading 6-0 at the end of the first period. After a Wave 3-point goal to start the second quarter, Brian Harris got the Comets on the board with a nice assist from Jose Louiz Birche. Jamar Beasley followed with a goal of his own for the Comets, but 11 seconds after Beasley’s goal, the Wave scored to end the half up 11-4.
The 3rd quarter belonged to the Wave again, scoring six unanswered points, including one goal on a power play after the Comets had too many men on the field. End of 3rd quarter score: 19-6 Wave.
Leo Gibson started the Comets best run of the night by starting off the 4th quarter scoring with a 3 point goal from beyond midfield while the Comets were shorthanded during a Wave power play. Tiguinho followed Gibson with a goal of his own to bring the Comets to within 19-11, but just as the Comets were showing signs of life, the Wave finished the Comets off after they pulled keeper, Danny Waltman, and went with a 6th attacker. Final score: 24-11.
“We’ve got to play better defense, period,” said Comets head coach, Kim Roentved. “We have to do a better job of protecting Danny [Waltman].”
The loss leaves the Comets with a record of 1-3. The Comets next game is at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, December 11th at the Baltimore Blast. The Comets next home game is on Sunday, December 19th against the expansion Chicago Riot at 3:10 p.m. at the Independence Events Center.