Kansas City Comets


Five goals in the final quarter not enough to close the gap against the Wave

KANSAS CITY (December 22, 2017) – The Kansas City Comets had six different scorers and notched five goals in the final quarter. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as the Milwaukee Wave rattled of 11 goals in the game and remain undefeated on the season.

Milwaukee got on the scoreboard first Marcio Leite scored the first of his four goals only 1:14 into the game. Anthony Grant answered midway through the quarter, scoring his first Comets goal at home this season. The period ended with three quick goals, two from Milwaukee and a screamer to the far post from Kansas City’s Leo Gibson.

After a Milwaukee goal to open the quarter, Gibson and Bryan Perez briefly tied the game at four goals each with 5:40 to play in the half. Milwaukee finished the quarter with two quick goals and they held a 6-4 advantage at the break.

The Comets started the second half with some hope and a 44 second power play advantage. Milwaukee was able to kill that short penalty and then rattle off the only four goals of the period, increasing their lead to 10-4.

Not ready to give up, Kansas City started the final quarter by pulling their goalkeeper and replacing him with Lucas Rodriguez as the 6th attacker. The strategy worked for the most part as the Comets were able to score four of their five goals in the period with the extra player on the field. However, it simply wasn’t enough as the Wave were able to hold them off and head home with a 11-9 victory.

The Comets were forced to play most of the fourth quarter without exciting young forward Anthony Grant. After getting tangled up with a Wave player near the Milwaukee penalty box, Grant was called for a foul. After further discussion the referees showed him a Red Card for the altercation.

The Comets will have two games next weekend, including December 30th at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena against the Baltimore Blast. Kickoff for that game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT as the Blast make their only trip to Kansas City this season. Tickets for the match can be purchased here