by Kelsie Leurquin

The Milwaukee Wave secured a playoff spot, and was named the South-Central Division Champion after a blowout win against the Orlando SeaWolves today at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Wave had their highest score of the season thus far, with 13 goals on the board by the end of the game.

“We have an amazing group of guys who work hard and are committed all the way through,” said Milwaukee Wave Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “That certainly showed tonight with a very dominating performance but to clinch a playoff spot and seal up a very competitive South-Central division; that speaks volumes about our team.”

It was a definite team effort for the Wave today at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Both Milwaukee Wave forward #26 Ian Bennett, and forward #24 Max Ferdinand lead the Wave win with hat-tricks. #14 Alex Bradley scored 2 goals, and additionally #99 Andre Hayne, #9 Robert Renaud, #28 Angel “Chino” Curiel, #77 Marcio Leite and #10 Ricardinho Sobreira scored to put the Wave further in the lead.

“Clinching this early is fantastic,” said Milwaukee Wave Forward Ian Bennett. “We’re focused, we’re hungry, and we’re ready to tear it up. It was a great team win today, and we’re just ready for the next.”

Both Ian Bennett and Max Ferdinand were named Professional Construction INC’s ‘Hardest Working Player of the Game’. The two lead the team against Orlando with a combined 6 goals, and 3 assists.

The Milwaukee Wave will take on the St. Louis Ambush on Sunday, March 17th for the Sham-Rock the Arena game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05PM CDT.