Wave prep for conference finals after 'win for the history books'

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Wave stunned the Monterrey Flash with the goal heard round the MASL.

"It's a win for the history books for sure," said Wauwatosa native and Wave forward Tony Walls.

Milwaukee's pair of overtime wins eliminated the Monterrey squad that went a 24 and in the regular season from the playoffs. Now, they prepare for next week's conference finals with a wave of momentum.

"I think you can see it here. Showing up the next day for practice after that there's an added sense of confidence," said Mequon's Andrew Wiedabach. "I think it's given everyone a little bit of a boost."

Coach Giuliano Oliviero added, "If we're capable of knocking off the regular season champions, the team that everyone thought would win the championship, there's no reason why it can't be us on the podium at the end of the season."

Incredible depth has carried the Wave this far despite injuries adding up to key players.

 "A lot of heart, they work hard for each other. It's a team that's been riddled with injuries all season, but we've gone about it next player up mentality," said Oliviero.

The team also has a lot of homegrown talent. Both players who have been on the Wave for years and Wisconsin natives playing home games in front of their friends and families.

 "Being born and raised here in Milwaukee it's an honor to put on the Wave badge," said Walls. 

"My parents are at literally every home game. My siblings come whenever they can, so I get my nephews, my new little niece. So, it's honestly, it's really cool," said Defender Stuard Grable from Neenah.

"Especially being someone who was at a lot of Wave games growing up, was at the summer camps, I feel very fortunate to be on the other side of it and to be playing for the team," said Wiedabach. 

The Wave will host either Kansas City or Utica in the game one of the conference semifinals next Friday at home. 

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