MILWAUKEE - The Kansas City Comets made a furious comeback Friday night at UW Milwaukee Panther Arena, but it was not enough to overcome longtime rival Milwaukee, as the Wave claimed an 11-7 victory.
The Comets trailed 9-0 at one time in the game, but scored seven points in the second half to make it interesting.
Both teams came into this game off a two-week break, but that time away from the turf did not slow down the Wave as they took a 7-0 lead as Robert Renaud and Max Ferdinand each scored two goals in the first half.
The 5-0 Wave opened the third period with two quick goals but assistant coach Leo Gibson finally put the Comets on the scoreboard midway through the third period and that opened the floodgates.
Kiel Williams, Bryan Perez, Carlos Tombini and Nacho Flores each scored to make it 9-5.
Ian Bennett broke up the Comets scoring streak with a Milwaukee goal in the fourth quarter, but Flores and Milan Ivanovic answered right back for Kansas City. With 2:15 to play, the Comets had pulled within three at 10-7.
However, the comeback was halted when Perez was called for a Pushing penalty with 1:31 to play. With the Comets on the penalty kill, Bennett was able to beat the pressure and score with less than a minute to go.
The Comets (1-2) return home to Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for a 5:05 p.m. game Sunday against the Cedar Rapids Rampage.