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Missouri Comets defeat the Milwaukee Wave at home

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The Missouri Comets hosted the Milwaukee Wave on Friday December 13 at the Independence Event Center. The Comets met the Wave for the second time this season, losing the home opener to them on November 16. With four minutes left in the game, the Wave was six points behind and managed a comeback to throw the game into overtime. Ian Bennett scored his fifth goal to give the Wave their comeback win.

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After three minutes and seven seconds the Missouri Comets Brian Harris with and assist by Coady Andrews made a three point, shot that was partially blocked by Nick Vorberg the goalkeeper for the Wave. At 4:27, Vorberg blocked another attempt by the Comets. Both teams had opportunities to score that were off the mark or blocked by the respective goalkeeper. At the end of the first quarter, the Comets read 3-0.

At 2:34 in the second quarter, Brian Harris scores a two-pointer with an assist by Vahid Assadpour. Danny Waltman the goalkeeper for the Comets made three quick saves within the first five minutes of the second quarter to keep the lead at five.

With 13:20 gone from the second quarter, Leo Gibson attempted a shot from the middle of the arc that was blocked. The ball came back to Gibson who made a second shot scoring against the Wave. The two-point shot gave the Comets a 7-0 advantage at the end of the first half.

It took only 49 seconds for Lucas Rodriquez to score a two-pointer for the Comets. His score came off the assist by Leo Gibson, stretching the Comets lead to nine unanswered points. Called for tripping at 5:08 in the third, Palmer of the Comets incurred a two-minute penalty. The Comet defense held the Wave scoreless during the penalty time.

At 12:28 in the third, Carlos Munoz scored the first three points for the Waves. The score was unassisted and cut the Comets lead to six at the end of the third quarter.

The fourth quarter began with a three point shot by Tony Walls and with an assist by Giuliano Oliviero, cutting the Comet lead to three. At 3:20 in the fourth, the Comets answered with a goal by Leo Gibson, his second of the night, assisted by Vahid Assadpour. Fourteen seconds later Ramone Palmer scored a two point shot with an assist by Coady Andrews giving the Comets a seven-point lead.

With 3:48 remaining in the game, Brian Harris standing just outside the Wave goal and with an assist by Robert Palmer scored a two-point shot to take the Comets to 15-6. The Comets moved to a 3 and 1 record with the win over the Milwaukee Wave.

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