The Blast defeated the Rochester Lancers, 15-5, Saturday night for their eighth straight home win of the season, improving to 12-2. Leading scorer Machel Millwood led the way with two goals as the Blast set a franchise record for most home wins to open the season.
Rochester’s Mauricio Salles scored a three-point restart goal late in the first quarter to give the Lancers a 3-0 lead before J.T. Noone struck twice in four minutes to put the Blast on top, 4-3. Former Blast player Rey Martinez scored next to put the Lancers back on top, 5-4, but Blast rookie Lucas Roque scored late in the first half to make it 6-5 at halftime. Roque also scored two goals in Friday’s 23-12 win over the Lancers and two goals in Tuesday’s victory in Rochester.
Millwood scored his first goal of the night, the only goal of the third quarter, to extend the Blast lead to 8-5. His second goal, a three-pointer, came on the power play midway through the final quarter. Tony Donatelli and Lucio Gonzaga added late goals to seal the 15-5 victory.
The Blast are on a 17-game regular-season home winning streak.
Friday, January 11 at Chicago Soul
Saturday, January 12 at Milwaukee Wave