The St. Louis Ambush dropped their season opener to the Milwaukee Wave 7-2 Friday night at the Family Arena.
Although the Ambush controlled possession for the majority of the opening frame, neither team found the back of the net. Ambush defender Felipe took a pass from Stefan St. Louis at 5:31 of the second quarter and fired it low into the corner for the lone tally of the second quarter, giving the Ambush a 1-0 lead at halftime.
The second half was quite a different story, as the Wave scored two unanswered goals in the second quarter and five more tallies in the fourth. The Ambush managed one goal, courtesy of JT Thomas, late in the fourth quarter. Scoring for the Wave in the second half was Marcio Leite, Max Ferdinand, Luan Oliveira, Isaac Pereyra, Alex Bradley and two from Ian Bennett.
The game turned chippy in the second half, with the officials handing out seven blue cards (four to the Ambush, three to the Wave) and one yellow card (to the Wave).
Next up for the Ambush is a trip to Independence tomorrow night, when they clash with the Kansas City Comets at 6:05 p.m. at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Fans can catch all the action live at masl.tv. The next Ambush home game is slated for Sunday, December 8 at 5:05 p.m. when the Wave once again invade the Family Arena.