01/11/2013 8:19 AM –
Chicago Soul Pull off the 13-8 Upset
In his 100th Blast game, forward Adauto Neto scored the first goal of the night but the 2-0 second-quarter lead was Baltimore’s only lead of the game. The 12-3 Blast will now head to Milwaukee to take on the 10-2 Wave Saturday afternoon at 5.
Blast defender Pat Healey tied the game at 8-8 at the midpoint of the final quarter but two late-quarter Chicago goals put an end to Baltimore’s comeback.
Chicago’s leading scorer Carlos Munoz tied the game at 2-2 late in the first half and the Soul took their first lead midway through the third quarter when Fred Degand scored to put the Soul on top 4-2. The final two minutes of the third quarter saw four goals and seven penalty minutes as Blast rookie Marco Mangione tied the game at 4-4 just 13 seconds before Erik Lukin put the Soul back on top 6-4. Carlos Farias added to the Soul’s lead late in the quarter, making it 8-4 before Munoz was sent to the penalty box for a striking penalty. Blast team captain Mike Lookingland capitalized on the ensuing power play opportunity, cutting the Soul lead to 8-6 with 35 seconds left in the quarter.
The Blast kicked off their 33rd season of professional indoor soccer in Baltimore with nine straight wins before losing two games on the road to end 2012. The team rebounded from the two losses with three convincing wins over the Rochester Lancers to open 2013.
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Blast vs. Wave
The Wave defeated the Comets, 18-6, Thursday night.