by Josh Hoeven

KANSAS CITY (Dec. 15, 2018) – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena will be filled with blue tonight, as the Kansas City Comets welcome the Milwaukee Wave to for their home-opener, and the first game on the blue turf of Sport Shake Field.

Comets vs Wave Dec 15 - GAME NOTES

When the Wave hosted the Comets in their own season-opener on Dec. 1, Milwaukee scored a 10-6 win. Kansas City’s Alain Matingou struck first at the five-minute mark, but the Wave pulled away with three unanswered goals and later staved off the Comets’ comeback attempt.

Kansas City played well offensively-- five of their six goals came from recently reacquired players Alain Matingou, Ramone Palmer and John Sosa.

On defense, the Comets suffered from some communication errors and one long-shot goal on an empty net, and could not seem to stop the offensive duo of Ian Bennett and Max Ferdinand, who combined for 7 points.

Milwaukee currently sits atop the South Central division at 1-0, and will be well-rested for the match having not played since their home-opener on December 1. On the other hand, the long break could make the Wave rusty. 

Kansas City may be weary after one game sandwiched between international travel over a three-day span, but their 12-6 win at MIssissauga on Thursday gives them some momentum as well as an extra game of experience on the Wave.

The Comets showed the importance of experience against the MetroStars, who were founded as of the 2018-2019 season. To continue their winning streak, the Comets will look for a spark of energy provided by their home-opener crowd.

On Sunday, Kansas City will travel to St. Louis to face the 1-2 Ambush. St. Louis will be hungry for a win to snap its two-game losing streak.

In the preseason, the Comets came back from a two-goal deficit in the fourth quarter for a 4-3 exhibition win against St. Louis in The Family Arena.

While the exhibition match was a low-stakes opportunity for both teams to knock off some rust, this trip to St. Louis will be rust-free, and an important start to a three-game series between long-time rivals.

The Comets will need to battle the fatigue of a triple-header to take on a well-rested Ambush team.