AMBUSH LOSE CLOSE GAME VS MILWAUKEE
December 28, 2015
Last night, the St. Louis Ambush stood toe to toe with the star-studded Milwaukee Wave at the Family Arena in front of 5,851 fans, until the closing minutes of the game, and came up a bit short once again.
With the game tied 5-5, Sean Totsch put the Wave up 6-5 with 4:13 remaining in the 4th Quarter. Tony Walls then scored a short-handed goal and Ian Bennett added a late empty net goal to give the Wave an 8-5 win over the Ambush, who dropped to 0-8 on the season. Milwaukee improved to 6-3.
Ambush rookie, Andre Hayne, made quite an impact in his professional soccer debut, as he scored two goals. Hayne played his college soccer at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO and just concluded his collegiate career last month.
After the Wave got an early goal from Bennett off of a restart just 1:37 into the game, the Ambush roared back and scored three straight goals from Daniel Berko, Hayne, and Odaine Sinclair to take a 3-1 lead. Milwaukee pulled to 3-2 when Max Ferdinand scored just 40 seconds after Sinclair’s goal.
Hayne scored his 2nd goal of the game 7:04 into the 2nd Quarter to give the Ambush a 4-2 advantage at halftime and things were looking good for St. Louis.
But the Wave then took control in the 3rd Quarter. Bennett scored just 17 seconds into the 3rd to cut the Ambush lead to 4-3. Ferdinand and Bennett would each add goals for the Wave to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead heading into the 4th Quarter.
The Ambush didn’t back down, as “The Boy Wonder” Gordy Gurson equalized the game at 3:20 of the 4th Quarter with a Power Play goal. Gurson now has 14 goals on the season and leads in the Ambush in scoring.
Unfortunately Milwaukee would score the final three goals of the game and won the match 8-5.
The Ambush don’t have much time to rest as they head to Kansas City tomorrow night to take on the Missouri Comets (9-1) at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, MO at 7:35pm.