Ptah Myers had a hat trick on the night (Photo by Contrast Photography).
Philadelphia Concludes Season on Sunday at The Liacouras Center
Milwaukee, Wisc. (Saturday, March 20, 2010) – For the second time in four days, the Philadelphia KiXX (7-12) and Milwaukee Wave (14-6) battled to a two-point decision at the U.S. Cellular Arena. The KiXX, who were led by a Ptah Myers hat trick, battled for 60 minutes tonight, but it was Milwaukee who took the result, 12-10.
Milwaukee was able to get on the scoreboard first in this affair, with forward Tom Oatley setting up Kyt Selaidopoulos for two points at 6:15 in the first quarter. The Wave then stretched it to 4-0 behind a Marcelo Fontana to Ian Bennett notch at the 11:40 mark.
At the 5:27 mark of the second period, Oatley registered his first professional goal to make it 6-0 in favor of Milwaukee. While on the power play at 8:16, Philadelphia got itself on the board when Myers scored a ball from midfielder Ricardinho, hanging a 6-2 count. The final knock of the opening half was scored off the foot of Wave midfielder Kyle Lance, and the score at halftime was 8-2 with the home team leading.
Philadelphia came into the second half with an immediately inspired effort, and the team was able to quickly close the gap to 8-6. First, defender Kevin Coleman scored a Shawn Boney restart ball for his first professional goal at 2:15, and forward Adauto Neto set up a Semir Mesanovic notch at 3:22. The assist for Neto extended his point streak to 18 consecutive games. The Wave was then able to answer back on goals from Oatley and Fontana, and a score of 12-6 took the two sides into the fourth frame.
The KiXX were able to put a pair of goals on the board in the final stanza, both by Myers on the power play. The pair gave him a hat trick on the evening, with Neto and Mesanovic recording the assists on those final two tallies. Those four points made the score 12-10, but Philadelphia would be unable to lock it up with another goal.
The 2009-10 KiXX season finale will take place on Sunday at The Liacouras Center. In addition to a 4:05 p.m. hosting of the Baltimore Blast, Philadelphia will retire the #22 jersey of legendary KiXX goalkeeper Peter Pappas. A free Pappas jersey replica t-shirt will be given to the first 2,000 fans through the gates, courtesy of NBC-10. Tickets for that historic evening can be purchased today by calling 1-888-888-KiXX or by visiting www.ComcastTix.com.