On a night that featured the induction of former player and assistant coach Tarik Walker into the Hall of Fame, the Blast beat the Wichita Wings, 12-6.
In honor of Army night, the Blast took the field in special camo jerseys, and got out to an early 4-0 lead on goals from Lucio Gonzaga and MISL Player of the Week Ptah Myers.
Myers scored his second goal late in the first half to extend the Blast lead to 6-0.
The Wings mounted a third-quarter comeback as Tiguinho and Andrew Hoxie scored 40 seconds apart to cut the Blast lead to 6-4.
Victor Quiroz scored early in the final quarter to tie the game at 6-6. After scoring the Wings’ first goal, Tiguinho went on to assist the next two goals. Rookie Marco Mangione scored in the in fourth minute to recapture the Blast lead (8-6) and another rookie, Lucas Roque, added a goal just 16 seconds later to put the Blast on top 10-6. Rogue scored again in the eighth minute to extend Baltimore’s lead to 12-6.
Hall of Fame Night
Walker, who played 10 seasons in Baltimore, began his career as the 1994 NPSL Rookie of the Year and went on to represent Baltimore in two All-Star Games and win championships with the team and 2003, 2004 and 2006. He recorded 582 points during his time in Baltimore and still ranks second on the team’s all-time scoring list. MISLNation Every MISL game this season can be seen live on the Internet at www.MISLNation.com. Upcoming Games The Blast will host the Milwaukee Wave on the 23rd in the last game of the regular season.
The Blast will end the regular season on the 23rd against the Milwaukee Wave at 1st Mariner Arena.