Saturday, January 07, 2012

Comets Fall to Wave

The Missouri Comets found themselves in a position they've been in quite a few times this season, trailing by a few goals with little time left in the game. Last night in Milwaukee it was the 9 points as the Wave took an 11-2 lead early in the 4th quarter before the Comets made a comeback to cut the lead to 11-7 by the final whistle.

In the first couple minutes it looked like the Comets had come to play as the Wave were saved by an early shot off the bar. Things changed though quickly. Inside the last five minutes the Wave go two goals though that made it 4-0. The Comets pushed the game more, now trailing, but couldn't find a way to beat Nick Vorberg.

In the second, Missouri continued to push the game trying to get on the board as Milwaukee seemed a little content to kill the game off and strike on the counter. Finally late on in the half, Brian Harris finished off a chance on a pass from Bryon Alvarez to get the Comets on the board heading into the half down only 4-2.

In the third quarter the Wave started to pull away, a three pointer by Ian Bennett under 3 minutes into the half, and a 2 point goal by Pablo made it 9-2 through 3 quarters.

In the fourth quarter, the Comets continued to press while the Wave still looked to hit on the counter. Nine minutes into the 4th Greg Howes made it 11-2. At that time the Comets pulled Danny Waltman, going with the 6th attacker. Lucas Rodriguez made the score closer, hitting a 3 pointer with 12:50 gone in the 4th. Less than a minute later, Alvarez found the net from 2 point range to make it 11-7. The Comets though would get no closer, falling to the Wave 11-7. The team now flies home and will head to Wichita for a game tonight.

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