by Milwaukee Wave

After an exciting home opening win Saturday night at Panther Arena, the 7-time champion Milwaukee Wave headed to Independence, Missouri for a Sunday matinee against division rivals, the Kansas City Comets and came up short in overtime.“We looked physically superior in the first half and played great,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “It didn’t seem like it was going to be their (Comets) day but like good teams do they got though the tough moments and found a way.”All the goal scoring came in the second half of the match with Milwaukee’s Daniel Mattos (Alex Bradley) leading off with a power play goal two minutes in, only to be followed by a Comets goal by minutes later (Lesia Thetsane / Leo Gibson).In the 4th quarter it was all Kansas City until Milwaukee found a way to tie it up to force overtime with goals from Andre Hayne (Shawn Azcueta) and Ian Bennett (Derek Huffman). “This only add fuel to the fire in regards to our rivalry,” added Oliviero. “We have a couple days to prepare and get healthy again but we are really excited to face them (Kansas City) again but this time in front of our fans.”It’ll be the Milwaukee Wave and Kansas City Comets from UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Friday, December 16th at 6:35pm CT.Tickets are available atMilwaukeeWave.comor at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office prior to the game.