COMETS PREPARE FOR GAME TWO
The Kansas City Comets play Game Two of the South Central Division Series this afternoon in Milwaukee at 2:00 p.m. CT. Down 1-0 in the series, the Comets must win today to force a Game Three and move on the in Ron Newman Cup Playoffs.
The Comets and Wave faced off Thursday night in Kansas City. A very tight game through much of the night, the Wave were able to capitalize on a few small mistakes from the Comets and take Game One of the series, 5-2
“I thought (Thursday’s) game was the best we’ve played all season,” said Comets head coach Kim Roentved. “It reminded me of the old days. Tight defense, good goalkeeping on both sides. The difference was they took advantage of our mistakes and we weren’t able to capitalize on theirs.”
Other than a penalty kick early in the game, the Comets were able to keep Wave forward Ian Bennett in check most of the night, something they have not done in previous matchups.
Likewise, Milwaukee was able to hold Comets superstar Leo Gibson to just one goal Thursday.
Despite the loss the other night, Kansas City feels good going into this afternoon’s match. The mood was light and players were talking positive at a light practice on Friday afternoon.
“This is do-or-die for us,” said goalkeeper Mark Saxby. “We know what we can do. We didn’t get it done the other night, but I think we can do it in game two and move on to that Game Three.”
Should the Comets be able to win Game Two this afternoon, the series will be tied 1-1. Immediately after the game, the two teams will line up again for a Game Three Mini-Game. It will consist of one 15 minute period to decide the winner of the series.
The match can be seen live on Eleven Sports on online at Eleven Sports NEXT. Fans can visit MASLSoccer.com or MASL.tv to see where Eleven Sports is available in their area.