Wave rolls over Drillers in NPSL

The Milwaukee Wave scored 12 unanswered points in the second quarter and handed the Edmonton Drillers their first defeat of the indoor National Professional Soccer League season, 20-4 Saturday afternoon.

It was the first win of the season for the defending NPSL champions in five starts.

The Drillers, coming off a win at Wichita on Friday night, dropped to 3-1.

Edmonton's Alfredo Valente and Milwaukee's Todd Dusosky exchanged goals in the first quarter.

Milwaukee blew the game open in the second quarter on a shootout goal by Steve Morris, two-pointers by Matt Tirschman, Greg Howes, Michael King and Morris, and a three-pointer by Tirschman, giving the Wave a 14-2 lead at the half.

Dusosky added his second two-pointer in the opening minute of the third quarter and Morris made it 16-2 with his third goal, at 5:28.

Martin Dugas ended the string of Milwaukee goals off a pass from Sipho Sibiya with just over a minute remaining in the third, but Tirschman capped the scoring at 11:09 of the fourth with his third goal.

The Drillers, who play at Wichita again on Monday morning, now are 0-8 in Milwaukee.