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Blast players, coach Kelly named finalists for MISL Awards

Posted on 10 March 2014 by WNST Staff

2013-14 MISL Awards Finalists Announced

The Blast: Mike Lookingland, William Vanzela, and Danny Kelly

Baltimore, MD. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced the finalists for its 2013-14 awards honoring the Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year from the 2013-14 season.

The winners will be announced at the MISL Championship Series media luncheon/awards ceremony prior to Game 1 of the 2013-14 MISL Championship Series. The 2013-14 All-MISL First and Second teams and the MISL All-Rookie Team will be announced on Tuesday.

The Baltimore Blast has 3 player/coach nominations for 4 MISL Award categories. Captain and 2012-13 MISL Defender of the Year, Mike Lookingland is nominated for the Most Valuable Player and Defender of the Year award. Lookingland ended the regular season leading his team in points (56), assists (18), while also leading the league in blocks (33). Goalkeeper and the 2013-14 MISL Points Against Average winner, William Vanzela, is in the running for Goalkeeper of the Year. Vanzela recorded a 5.57 points against average and with the help of his stellar defense, only let in 101 points this season. Head Coach Danny Kelly and the 2012-13 Coach of the Year, has been nominated again for the Coach of the Year Award. Kelly has coached his team to a 17-3 regular season record.


2013-14 MISL Award Finalists

Most Valuable Player

Kenardo Forbes, Syracuse Silver Knights

Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets

Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast


Rookie of the Year

Judson McKinney, Milwaukee Wave

Odaine Sinclair, St. Louis Ambush

Max Touloute, Missouri Comets


Defender of the Year

Brian Harris, Missouri Comets

Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast

Nelson Santana, Syracuse Silver Knights


  Coach of the Year

Vlatko Andonovski, Missouri Comets

Danny Kelly, Baltimore Blast

Tommy Tanner, Syracuse Silver Knights


Goalkeeper of the Year

Marcel Feenstra, Milwaukee Wave

William Vanzela, Baltimore Blast

Danny Waltman, Missouri Comets

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Blast top Syracuse to claim leg one of playoff series

Posted on 07 March 2014 by WNST Staff


Blast Defeat Syracuse 20-7

The Baltimore Blast traveled to Syracuse tonight to play the Silver Knights for their Game 1 in the playoffs and won, 20-7. The victory tonight put the Blast up 1-0 in the post season and they look to have the same success when they play the Silver Knights again at home on Tuesday, March 11th.

The first quarter was high scoring and a great start to tonight’s match. Aduato Neto got the Blast on the board first 3 minutes into the game. Marco Mangione scored again for Baltimore 2:09 left in the quarter off an assist from Aduato Neto. The Silver Knights took advantage of a power play when Machel Millwood scored shortly after Mangione. Less than a minute later, Lucas Roque scored a goal with 1:23 left on the clock off an assist from Tony Donatelli.

Max Ferdinand scored first in the second quarter at the 12:48 mark. Ferdinand helped the Blast to their second goal of the quarter when he assisted Lucas Roque with 2:18 left in the quarter. With 42 seconds left in the quarter Syracuse’s Machel Millwood scored his second goal of the game. The Blast went into the half leading 10-4.

The second half picked up for the Blast when Neto assisted Stephen DeRoux for the teams sixth goal of the night.  Less than 3 minutes later Aduato Neto scored his second goal of the night off an assist from goalkeeper, William Vanzela. Syracuse’s Nelson Santana recorded a 3-point goal with two minutes left in the quarter.

The Blast held on to their lead into the 4th quarter and remained in control. Max Ferdinand assisted his second goal of the night to Mike Lookingland’s 3-point goal.  Less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, Tony Donatelli also scored an unassisted 3-point goal into the open net. At the final buzzer, the Blast had won 20-7.

Offensively, Aduato Neto led the Blast with 2 goals and 2 assists. Defensively Pat Healey led Baltimore with 2 blocks and goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 14 saves in the victory.

Baltimore will matchup against Syracuse at the Baltimore Arena this Tuesday as they look to wrap up the series at 7:35pm.


Scoring Summary:

1 2 3 4 F

Blast 6   4 4 5 20

Knights 2 2 3 0 7


Upcoming Games:

MISL Playoffs

Game Two: Syracuse at Baltimore Tuesday, March 11th 7:35 p.m.

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Blast begin postseason push Friday at Syracuse

Posted on 06 March 2014 by WNST Staff


MISL Playoffs Game 1:  Friday, March 7th   

Just the Facts:

Friday, March 7th

Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights

Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 7:30pm EST.



2013-14: 3-1

All Time: 11-3


WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE! http://www.youtube.com/user/SilverKnightsSoccer


The Baltimore Blast enter the playoff as the number one seed and are matched against the number four seed, Syracuse Silver Knights. The play-off which begins Friday in Syracuse is a best two out of three series. game 2 is in Baltimore on Tuesday March 11th at 7:35pm. If each team wins a game, game 3 will be played immediately after game 2 on Tuesday. The length of game 3 is 15 minutes. The Blast have played the Silver Knights 4 times this year and have a 3-1 record in these games.


Regular Season Wrap Up:

The Blast finished the regular season in first place with a 17-3 record. Baltimore scored 309 points this season while only allowing 101 points against them. Offensively, the Blast finished 3rd in the league in total points. The following are the offensive leaders for Baltimore this season:


Total Points                            Goals                                        Assists

Mike Lookingland (56)         Tony Donatelli   (19)               Mike Lookingland (18)

Tony Donatelli (48)               Mike Lookingland (17)           Lucas Roque (12)

Max Ferdinand (43)              Max Ferdinand (17)                Pat Healey (10)


Defensively, the Blast had a record setting season allowing only 101 points. William Vanzela led the league with a 5.57 points against average. Mike Lookingland (33) and Pat Healey (31) were 1st and 2nd in the league in blocks. J.T. Noone was third on the team in blocks with 15. The Blast also finished 1st in the league in power play defense with 80%.


The Competition:

The Syracuse Silver Knights reached the playoffs for the first time as they complete their 3rd season in the MISL. Syracuse finished 12-8 in the regular season as they scored 278 points and allowed 223 points. They also finished first in the league in power play offense with at 46% success rate. Offensively, Kenardo Forbes led the team with 67 points while Machel Millwood had 58.  The defense was led by Nelson Santana; he recorded 42 points and 29 Blocks. The Silver Knight’s goalie, Brian O’Quinn enters the matchup with a .775 save percentage. Syracuse is coached by Tommy Tanner and Joe Papaleo.


Wave Series:

The Milwaukee Wave will face the Missouri Comets in Major Indoor Soccer League semifinals after dropping the season finale to the Comets 9-4 last Sunday. Milwaukee (16-4) is the No. 2 seed and Missouri (14-6) is the No. 3 seed. The first leg of the two-game series is at 3:10 p.m. Sunday at the Indpendence Events Center in Missouri. Milwaukee hosts Game 2 at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10. If the teams split, they’ll play a 15-minute “mini-game” to break the tie.

Upcoming Playoff Games: 

Game 2: Tuesday, March 11th vs. Syracuse Silver Knights @ 7:35pm (Baltimore Arena)

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Blast finish regular season title with blowout victory

Posted on 02 March 2014 by WNST Staff


Blast Defeat Pennsylvania 18-2 to End Regular Season

The Baltimore Blast traveled to Pennsylvania this afternoon to play the Roar for the sixth time this season. After tonight’s 18-2 win, the Blast now have a 6-0 record against the team. The win tonight brought the Blast to a 17-3 record for the regular season and have clinched the number one seed for the MISL playoffs.

The first quarter was a low scoring start to the game. Max Ferdinand got the Blast on the board first off an assist from Drew Yates at 12:15 on the clock. Ferdinand was able to net another goal before the end of the period giving the Blast an early lead.

Pat Healey scored first in the second quarter at the 8:30 mark. This was Healey’s sixth goal of the season. Adriano Dos Santos followed with a goal off an assist from Mike Lookingland at 8:00 in the quarter. The Blast went into the half up 8-0.

The second half picked up for the Blast when Aduato Neto assisted Lucio Gonzaga for the teams 5th goal of the night. At the 9:03 mark in the quarter Adriano Dos Santos extended the Blast lead with a goal. Chris Williams was able to put the Roar on the scoreboard at 7:57. Tony Donatelli quickly answered for the Blast with a goal of his own. Max Ferdinand assisted Aduato Neto with 2:57 left in the quarter and Diego Zuniga scored to cap off the 10-point quarter for the Blast.

The Blast had held on to their lead into the 4th quarter and remained into control. No goals were scored in the quarter. At the final buzzer, the Blast had won 18-2.

The Blast played a strong game tonight on the road and their away record was improved to 8-2. Offensively, Max Ferdinand and Adriano Dos Santos led the Blast with 2 goals each. Defensively goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 17 saves in the victory.


Scoring Summary:

1          2          3          4          F

Blast    4          4          10       0          18

Roar    0          0          2          0          2

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Blast wrap regular season Sunday at Roar

Posted on 01 March 2014 by WNST Staff


Blast End Regular Season Against Roar:  Sunday, March 2nd  


Just the Facts:

Sunday, March 2nd

Baltimore Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

Santander Arena, 4:05pm EST.


WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE! http://www.youtube.com/user/PennRoar


By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: 16-3 after last week’s win against Rochester

Pennsylvania Roar: 1-18 after last week’s loss against the Syracuse

Mike Lookingland leads the Blast in points (54) and blocks (33). Lookingland is also ranked 6th in the league in points and 1st in blocks. Tony Donatelli is right behind him at 9th in the league with 46 points. In addition to Lookingland and Donatelli, 2 more Blast players are in the top 25 in points in the league; Max Ferdinand (38), and Lucas Roque (35).


2/23 Rochester Game Recap:

Lucas Roque led the Blast offensively with six points while Adriano Dos Santos and Mike Lookingland also added 4 points each. Defense played an excellent game only allowing 5 points and Troy Hernandez recorded 13 saves. Tony Donatelli and Troy Hernandez both received MISL Player of the Week accolades for their success in last weekend’s matches.


Defense Wins Games:

The Blast lead the league in points against with only 99 on the season. Lookingland is first in the league with 33 blocks and Pat Healey is tied for second with 29. With strong defense and William Vanzela in goal, the Blast are able to hold opponents to very few scoring chances. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela is 11-3 on the year. He is first in the league in points against average (5.54) and first in the league in save percentage (.831). 



Battle for First:

The Baltimore Blast are currently sitting in first place of the MISL. They lead Milwaukee by a half game and look to close out the season with a victory to gain the top playoff seed.  Milwaukee finishes up their season with two home games on Saturday against the St. Louis Ambush and Sunday against the Missouri Comets.


The Competition:

The Pennsylvania Roar are 1-18 on the season and are looking to play as a spoiler in the playoff standings. Offensively, Corey Maret leads the team with 22 points while goalie Peter Pappas comes into the matchup with a .688 save percentage.  The Roar are coached by Eric Puls and Todd Hoffard.


Upcoming Playoff Games: 

Game 1: TBD

Game 2: Tuesday, March 11th vs. TBD @ 7:35pm (Baltimore Arena)

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Blast players Hernandez, Donatelli pick up weekly MISL honors

Posted on 25 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Troy Hernandez and Tony Donatelli named to MISL Team of the Week

Two players from the Blast have been named to week 15, MISL Team of the Week. Goalkeeper Troy Hernandez was selected after he recorded 18 saves and conceded only 11 points in two victories. Joining Hernandez is forward Tony Donatelli who had 12 points in three games as the Blast went 3-0 this past weekend. This is Hernandez’s first Team of the Week selection and Donatelli has made the team for the 3rd time this season.

The Blast will end the regular season this Sunday, March 2nd when they travel to Pennsylvania to take on the Roar at 4:05pm.

MISL Team of the Week

Pos. Player Team Highlights
GK Troy Hernandez Baltimore Recorded 18 saves in two win for the Blast
D Victor Quiroz Milwaukee Performed well in both of the Wave’s games
M Lucas Rodriguez Missouri Had six assists in two games, and winning goal against Wave
F Antonio Manfut Syracuse Scored first career hat trick as the Knights downed the Roar
F Tony Donatelli Baltimore Had 12 points as the Blast took three victories over weekend
F Leo Gibson Missouri Eight-point night earned victory against Ambush

Honorable Mention – Baltimore: Lucas Roque, Mike Lookingland; Milwaukee: Marcio Leite, Nick Perera; Missouri: John Sosa, Brian Harris; Pennsylvania: Kingsley Onwuka; Rochester: Doug Miller, Joey Tavernese; St. Louis: Odaine Sinclair, Jake Bleyenberg;Syracuse: Domenico Vitale, Machel Millwood.

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Blast crush Lancers to finish weekend sweep

Posted on 23 February 2014 by WNST Staff


The Baltimore Blast chalked up another win today against the Rochester Lancers. At the final blow of the whistle, the score of the match was 22-5, improving the Blast’s record to 16-3.

The game remained scoreless until Mike Lookingland scored a 3-pointer assisted by Drew Yates at 10:20. Lucas Roque, unassisted, followed suit with another two-point goal for the Blast at 14:19 that closed the quarter out at 5-0.

The Blast found the first points of the second quarter from a free kick. Marco Mangione scored off an assist by Mike Lookingland to make the score 7-0 at 3:10. At 9:05 Roque fed Lucio Gonzaga outside of the three-point arc, scoring three more points for the Blast on a power play. J.T. Noone of the Blast scored the last 2 points of the half from an assist by Levi Houapeu at 14:21. Leaving the field for halftime, the Blast were up by an impressive 12-0.

Both teams came out for the second half in full gear. At 1:31, Baltimore’s Adriano Dos Santos received a pass from Pat Healey and drilled the ball past the Lancer’s keeper, increasing their lead to 14-0. The Lancers finally answered Baltimore’s onslaught of points with a quick, unassisted three-point goal by Mauricio Salles at 3:32. The Blast then scored a quick succession of goals, as Adriano Dos Santos scored two-point at 10:06 and Roque; assisted by Yates, score two more points at 10:22, putting the Blast up 18-3. Baltimore kept up the momentum with Levi Houapeu scoring another fast two points from an assist by Donatelli at 11:40. The third quarter ended with the Blast ahead 20-3

The first score of the fourth quarter came from the Blast’s Tony Donatelli, assisted by Lucas Roque, extending their lead to 22-3. Rochester put up the final points of the game with Elliot Fauske scoring a two-point goal off an assist by Joseph Tavernese, 14:46 into the game. The end score had the Blast ahead 22-5.

Lucas Roque led the Blast offensively with six points while Adriano Dos Santos and Mike Lookingland also added 4 points each. Defense played an excellent game this afternoon only allowing 5 points and Troy Hernandez recorded 13 saves.
Next Sunday, the Blast heads to Pennsylvania to take on the Roar in their last regular game of the season. Baltimore looks to improve their record against Pennsylvania before heading into the playoffs.


Upcoming Games

3/2 Baltimore @ Pennsylvania, 4:05pm EST



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Blast win tight affair over Silver Knights on Hall of Fame night

Posted on 22 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Blast Push Past Silver Knights

The Syracuse Silver Knights visited Baltimore, Saturday February 22nd, for the final regular season home game in front of 8,385 fans. The Blast improved their record to 15-3 with a 10-9 win over the Silver Knights.

The Blast got on the board early in the game with a goal from Lucio Gonzaga, assisted by Mike Lookingland. One minute later Tony Donatelli scored to give the Blast a 4-0 lead.  The Silver Knights’, Nelson Santana, scored a three-point goal 12:56 into the first quarter, with a pass from Corey Elenio. With the quarter winding down, J.T. Noone finds Max Ferdinand for a late goal.  At the end of the first quarter, the Blast led the Knights 6-2.

Mike Lookingland assisted Tony Donatelli for a power play goal 2:44 into the second quarter. Nate Bourdeau got the Silver Knights on the board again from an assist by Bo Jelovac. At half time, the Blast were ahead 8-5.

Syracuse Silver Knight, Antonio Manfut found Bo Jelovac for a late goal. Seconds later Lucio Gonzaga found the back of the net after a pass from Mike Lookingland. At the end of the quarter the Blast led the Knights 10-7.

The Knights add the only score in the fourth quarter with a goal from Neto, assisted by Corey Elenio.  At the final whistle the Blast improved their record to 15-3 and beat the Knights 10-9.

The Blast were led by Tony Donatelli and Lucio Gonzaga with 2 goals each in tonight’s win against the Knights. Mike Lookingland contributed 3 assists to the Blast victory.  William Vanzela protected the net with 10 saves, while the Baltimore defense held the Knights to only 9 points.

The Baltimore Blast are traveling to Rochester to play the Lancers tomorrow for their third game this weekend. The Blast are looking to improve their record to 3-0 against the Lancers. With only two games remaining before the playoffs, the Blast carry a seven game winning streak into Rochester.

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Blast improve to 14-3 with win over Roar

Posted on 22 February 2014 by WNST Staff



The Pennsylvania Roar visited Baltimore, Friday February 21st for the team’s fifth matchup of the season. The Blast improved their record to 14-3 with a 23-6 win against the Roar.


After a scoreless first quarter, Lucas Roque, from the Baltimore Blast, scored a three point goal 3:58 into the game to give the Blast a 3-0 lead. Mike Lookingland assisted Tony Donatelli for the second Blast goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 5-0.


Blast’s Adauto Neto scored the first goal in the third quarter, assisted by Diego Zuniga 1:29 into the second half. The Blast extended their lead with a goal scored by Levi Houapeu and assisted by J.T. Noone. Minutes later, Diego Zuniga, assisted by Tony Donatelli, brought the score to 11-0.  Roar’s, Jordan Thomas, got his team on the board first, 6:54 into the quarter with an assist from Angel Rivillo-Riuz. Shortly after Angel Rivillo-Riuz helped the Roar to their second goal of the night when he assisted Kingsley Onwuka. The Blast bounced back with a goal from Tony Donatelli, assisted by Adauto Neto. On a restart, Mike Lookingland added another goal for the Blast and helped the Blast to a 15-4 lead at the end of the third quarter.


Adriano Dos Santos got the Blast going early in the fourth quarter with a 3-point goal. The Blast added another 3-point goal 3:33into the four quarter from Max Ferdinand, also unassisted. Shortly after, J.T. Noone extended the Blast lead to 23-4, and Adauto Neto assisted his second goal of the night. With ten minutes remaining in the final quarter, Kyle Martyn scored for the Roar off an assist from Angel Rivillo-Ruiz.  At the final whistle the Blast improved their record to 14-3 and beat the Roar 23-6.


The Blast were led offensively by Tony Donatelli, who had 2 goals and 1 assist in tonight’s victory against the Roar. Adauto Neto also attributed 1 goal and 2 assists, lifting the Blast to a 23-6 victory. Troy Hernandez improves his personal record to 4-0, protecting the goal with 3 saves, while the Baltimore defense only allowed 3 goals.


The Baltimore Blast takes on the Syracuse Silver Knights tomorrow night, February 22nd at home at 6:05pm for the fourth matchup of the year. Syracuse are 10-7 and are trying to secure the third seed in the playoff. Kenardo Forbes leads the Knights with 55 points and Machel Millwood has 51. The Silver Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner.


Photos Taken By Dave Rippeto 


Upcoming  Regular Season Games

2/22 Baltimore vs. Syracuse, 6:05pm EST

2/23 Baltimore @ Rochester, 3:00pm EST

3/2 Baltimore @ Pennsylvania, 4:05pm EST


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Cabral thrilled to return to Baltimore for HOF induction

Posted on 21 February 2014 by WNST Audio

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