The Missouri Comets put an exclamation point next to their regular-season finale Sunday at the Independence Events Center.

The Missouri Comets put an exclamation point next to their regular-season finale Sunday at the Independence Events Center.

Reigning MISL MVP Byron Alvarez scored a season-high 13 points and Boris Pardo starred in the net in his lone start of the season as the Comets hammered the Milwaukee Wave 21-6.

Alvarez scored six goals and the Comets scored 21 of the last 23 points in a statement game against the Wave, the squad Missouri will open postseason play against on March 9.

“I got some photos from my wedding before the game and that inspired me,” said Alvarez, who recently married Jenni Ford. “We lost a very tough game Friday night (15-14 to the Wave after leading 10-2 at the half) and we had to come back tonight and make a statement.

“We are playing the best soccer of the season right now, and we believe we can beat any team in the league.”

The 13 points for Alvarez was the most scored by a player in a single game in the MISL this year. He finished the regular season with 78 points, likely to be the third-best total in the league this year.

The Comets closed the regular season with a 15-9 record while Milwaukee heads into the playoffs at 18-6.

“Obviously, after what happened Friday night, this is a huge win,” Comets coach Kim Roentved said. “I believe it is a statement game for our team. Boris played an amazing game in the net.

“Danny (Waltman, the Comets starting goalkeeper) has been so strong this season and that is why he started the other games. We have a lot of confidence in Boris, and now I am sure he has confidence, too.”

When asked about Alvarez, the coach simply smiled.

“When I took over as coach of the Comets, he was the player I wanted,” Roentved said. “He is the (reigning) MVP of this league and he played like an MVP today. He scored just about every way you can score a goal.

“It was fun to watch – for me, and our fans.”

Milwaukee scored the first two goals of the match to jump out to a 4-0 lead, but the Comets stormed back to tie the game late in the first period on two power-play goals from Alvarez, both off feeds from MISL scoring leader Geison. The Comets converted on four of five power-play opportunities with all four goals scored by Alvarez and assisted by Geison.

A Stefan Stokic goal off a pass from Pardo gave the Comets a 6-4 halftime lead.

The Geison-to-Alvarez connection accounted for two more power-play goals in the second half, sandwiched around a Geison goal.

After another Oliveiro goal stopped Missouri’s 12-0 run, the Comets scored the final nine points on two goals by Neto and two more by Alvarez, including a 3-pointer.

Geison finished with six points on a goal and four assists, all to Alvarez. He finishes the regular season with 90 points and is likely the MISL’s 2011-12 scoring champ.

“What about El Matador today?” asked Geison, referring to Alvarez’s nickname. “We don’t care who scores, we just care about winning. Friday was a difficult loss. Today is just an amazing way to end the (regular) season.”