Saturday, December 03, 2011

Comets Fall on Road to Wave

From the Comets

(Milwaukee, WI) They say that defense wins championships and that the best defense is a good offense. The Milwaukee Wave proved both tonight, handing the Comets their 3rd loss of the season, 24-18. Byron Alvarez, Neto and Geison each had two goals for the Comets and the team outscored the Wave 8-2 in the 4th quarter, but not even that was enough to give the Comets a road win.

Neto started the scoring for the Comets by tapping home a long-range shot from Geison. As would be the case all night, the Wave would not be shaken, scoring again only 20 seconds later. The usually solid defense of the Comets looked confused at times as the Wave had several open opportunities in front of Danny Waltman. The Comets kept it close until the end of the 2nd quarter when the Milwaukee Wave closed the half with six straight points.

Things didn’t get much better in the third quarter as the Wave continued to pressure the Comets defense, confusing them with defensive runs that left players wide open with great looks on the goal. Danny Waltman, despite giving up 24 points, had one of his better saves of the season as he was called upon to make many one-on-one saves. Brian Harris did take the ball coast-to-coast for his second goal of the season and Byron Alvarez converted a shootout, but that was all the Comets offense could muster in the third quarter.

Down 22-10 going into the 4th quarter, the Comets needed to take advantage of whatever opportunities they could find. Vahid Assadpour made his own opportunity when he took a Stefan Stokic clearance pass and dribbled through three Milwaukee defenders to stop the bleeding. That sparked an eight point 4th quarter for the Comets. Everyone got into the act as even Danny Waltman dribbled the ball through Wave defenders and over the half line, finally giving a pass to Geison sitting on the goal line. Geison converted that goal and one more, but the Wave defense was solid as it had to be and held on for the win.

The Comets return home to play at 3:10 pm this Sunday in the Independence Events Center. It’s our 2nd Annual Toys For Tots night. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the cause. Just for doing that they will receive a coupon for 10% off Comets merchandise purchases. The team will also be wearing special camouflage-themed jerseys to honor the US Marine Corps and the rest of the US Armed Forces. The jerseys will be auctioned off immediately following the game.

For more information about the Comets, Season Tickets or Group Outings please call Jeff Husted (816-478-7870) or email

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