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Blast top Syracuse to claim leg one of playoff series

Posted on 07 March 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE WINS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME

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 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 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 open road swing with win in St. Louis

Posted on 07 February 2014 by WNST Staff

The Blast traveled to St. Louis to play the Ambush for the second time this season. With a 12-6 final score, the Blast improved their record 12-3.

 

The Baltimore Blast scored the first goal 3:36 into the game from a goal by Tony Donatelli, assisted by Lucio Gonzaga. With only one minute to play in the first quarter, J.T. Noone scored on a deflection from Mike Lookingland. At the end of the first quarter, the Blast led the Ambush 4-0.

 

Mike Lookingland added another goal to the Blast’s total with an assist from Max Ferdinand, 7 minutes into the second quarter. In the final seconds of the second quarter, Michael Roach scored an unassisted goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 6-2.

 

The Ambush scored the first goal 3:34 into the quarter. Scored by Jeff DiMaria and assisted by Chad Vandegriffe.  The Ambush tied the game with a goal from Corey Adamson, assisted by Daniel Antoniuk. In the final seconds of the quarter, Mike Lookingland gave the Blast the lead. At the end of the quarter the Blast regained the lead, 8-6.

 

The Blast got on the board early into the 4th quarter with a goal by Diego Zuniga, assisted by Mike Lookingland. Pat Healey added another goal early in the quarter, with an assist by Tony Donatelli. At the final whistle the Blast improved their record 12-3 and beat the Ambush for the second time this season, 12-6.

 

The Blast were led by Mike Lookingland who had 2 goals and 2 assists in Thursday’s victory over the Ambush.  Tony Donatelli attributed a goal and an assist, lifting the Blast to a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Ambush.  William Vanzela protected the goal with 13 saves, while the Baltimore defense only allowed 3 goals.

 

The Blast take on the Missouri Comets for the second time this season. The Blast defeated the Comets earlier in the season 14-6. The Comets are led offensively by Vahid Assadpour, who leads the MISL with 55 points. Forward Leo Gibson also has 50 points on the season as the Comets high-powered offense looks to find opportunities against the strong Blast defense. The Comets are coached by Vlatko.

 

1 2 3 4 F

Blast: 4 2 2 4 12

Ambush: 0 2 4 0 6

 

Upcoming Games:

2/9 Blast @ Missouri Comets, 4:05pm EST

2/21 Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar, 7:05pm

2/22 Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights, 6:05

 

The Blast traveled to St. Louis to play the Ambush for the second time this season. With a 12-6 final score, the Blast improved their record 12-3.

 

The Baltimore Blast scored the first goal 3:36 into the game from a goal by Tony Donatelli, assisted by Lucio Gonzaga. With only one minute to play in the first quarter, J.T. Noone scored on a deflection from Mike Lookingland. At the end of the first quarter, the Blast led the Ambush 4-0.

 

Mike Lookingland added another goal to the Blast’s total with an assist from Max Ferdinand, 7 minutes into the second quarter. In the final seconds of the second quarter, Michael Roach scored an unassisted goal. At half time, the Blast were ahead 6-2.

 

The Ambush scored the first goal 3:34 into the quarter. Scored by Jeff DiMaria and assisted by Chad Vandegriffe.  The Ambush tied the game with a goal from Corey Adamson, assisted by Daniel Antoniuk. In the final seconds of the quarter, Mike Lookingland gave the Blast the lead. At the end of the quarter the Blast regained the lead, 8-6.

 

The Blast got on the board early into the 4th quarter with a goal by Diego Zuniga, assisted by Mike Lookingland. Pat Healey added another goal early in the quarter, with an assist by Tony Donatelli. At the final whistle the Blast improved their record 12-3 and beat the Ambush for the second time this season, 12-6.

 

The Blast were led offensively by Mike Lookingland who had 2 goals and 2 assists in Thursday night’s victory over the Ambush.  Tony Donatelli attributed a goal and an assist, lifting the Blast to a 12-6 victory over the St. Louis Ambush.  William Va  by Vahid Assadpour, who leads the MISL with 55 points. Forward Leo Gibson also has 50 points on the season as the Comets high-powered offense looks to find opportunities against the strong Blast defense.

                  

FINAL SCORING SUMMARY


                   1    2    3    4     F

Blast:       4     2    2    4    12

Ambush: 0     2    4    0     6

 

Upcoming Games:

2/9 Blast @ Missouri Comets, 4:05pm EST

2/21 Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar, 7:05pm

2/22 Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights, 6:05

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Blast bounce back, top Silver Knights in rematch

Posted on 24 January 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE WINS IN REMATCH AGAINST SYRACUSE

After Syracuse broke Baltimore’s 7-game winning streak last Sunday, the Blast came out on top tonight with a victory. The Blast defeated the Silver Knights 10-5 and improved their record to 9-3 on the season.

The game opened with a skillful display of possession and control by both teams. Baltimore’s captain, Mike Lookingland, found the first and only points of the quarter at the 6:45 minute marker, off an assist by Lucas Roque. The quarter ended with the Blast ahead of the Silver Knights 2-0.

Syracuse had come out in the second quarter with guns blazing, applying more pressure on the Blast and speeding up the play of the game. At 4:49 into the quarter, Machal Millwood tied the game after a loose ball in front of the cage. The Blast turned the momentum around at 9:23 into the quarter, as Lucio Gonzaga netted a ball assisted by Adauto Neto, lifting them ahead 4-2. With 18 seconds left in play, Syracuse demonstrated why they are number one in MISL in power plays, as Kenardo Forbes ripped a three point shot to find the back of the net with Deroux out on penalty for Baltimore. However, the Blast’s Tony Donatelli returned the favor with one second left in the half, scoring a dramatic goal assisted by Mike Lookingland and recovering their lead, which stood 6-5 at the end of the second quarter.

Both teams headed into the second half with noticeable energy. Adauto Neto of the Baltimore Blast scored the first and only points of the third quarter from a corner kick by Patrick Healey2:43 in. Both Syracuse’s and Baltimore’s defenses played the rest of the quarter without any penetrating shots from the opposing team, keeping the score at 8-5, Baltimore ahead

Baltimore successfully contained the Syracuse Silver Knights in the final quarter by maintaining their defense and keeping possession; the Blast found another goal at 10:26 in by Adriano Dos Santos, fed off a pass by Patrick Healey, marking his second assist of the game. At the ending blow of the whistle, the Blast chalked up another win with a final score of 10-5.

The Blast displayed another skillful match of soccer against Syracuse and demonstrated their ability to adapt against a challenging team. J.T. Noone led the defense with 3 blocks against the Silver Knights, as William Vanzela played another excellent game in net with 11 shots saved. Offensively, Lookingland, Gonzaga, Donatelli, Neto and Dos Santos each put two points on the board.

Tomorrow night at the Baltimore Arena, the Blast take on the Rochester Lancers for the third time this season. The Blast are 2-0 against the team. Rochester is led offensively by Gary Boughton with 29 points and Doug Miller who is the reigning MISL Most Valuable Player. The Lancers are coached by Josh Rife.

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Towson holds first two-a-day practice of summer camp

Posted on 08 August 2013 by WNST Staff

TOWSON, Md. - For the first time during the pre-season, Coach Rob Ambrose and his staff conducted two practice sessions for their first two-a-day of the year.

With the season opener at Connecticut a little more than three weeks away, the Tigers practiced in the morning and came back in the afternoon for another session.

While there is intense competition all over the team, the offensive line is one area where the Tigers seem set.

Coach John Donatelli, the Tigers’ long-time offensive line coach, has five seniors returning on the line, including three All-Colonial Athletic Association selections.

Left tackle Eric Pike and right tackle Randall Harris, a pair of All-CAA first team selections last year, anchor the line while center Doug Shaw returns after earning second team All-CAA notice in 2011. Seniors Anthony Davisand Charles Johnson are veterans returning at the guard positions.

While Coach Donatelli is proud of his seniors, he stresses that everyone needs to focus.

“It is a challenge for the older guys to understand the need to work smarter,” he says. “They must continue to pay attention to details and strive for perfection. With the success we’ve had the last few years, they are comfortable with the big picture.

“Most importantly, they need to realize that they are role models for the younger players,” he added. “They are always being watched by the younger guys and they have to understand they are leading by example.”

While Donatelli feels very fortunate to have so many veterans returning, he is also excited by the future. He says, “Our freshmen are extremely smart and very talented. They have outstanding natural tools and they have been learning very well.”

Donatelli adds, “We are developing a mentality that goes beyond football. Our goal is to have all of our guys learn how to live life at an elite level. They need to be selfless and realize the most important thing is each other.”

The Tigers return to practice on Thursday afternoon with one practice session.

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Blast top Comets to claim MISL Championship

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Blast top Comets to claim MISL Championship

Posted on 17 March 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Blast scored four second half goals to claim an 8-6 victory against the Missouri Comets in Game 2 of the MISL Championship Series on Saturday night at 1st Mariner Arena, giving the Blast a 2-0 series victory and their seventh MISL Championship. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela claimed Most Valuable Player honors for the series, as he finished with 30 saves in two games to key Baltimore’s pair of victories.

The Blast trailed Missouri 4-0 at the halftime break, with Byron Alvarez scoring both goals for the Comets and Danny Waltman making eight saves to keep Baltimore off the scoreboard. The Blast finally broke through three minutes, 44 seconds into the third, as Max Ferdinand scored a spectacular power play goal to reduce the deficit to two. Baltimore then drew even, again on the power play, as Tony Donatelli stole in to score his fourth goal of the series, firing home a low cross by Ferdinand to make it 4-4 at the end of the third quarter.

Baltimore took its first lead of the night four minutes into the fourth quarter, Adriano Dos Santos finding the back of the net, and the Blast were able to bolster their lead with a spectacular bicycle kick finish by All-Rookie Team selection Lucas Roque as he controlled his effort after a shot off the end boards by Chris Williams.

Missouri kept its hopes of forcing overtime, and potentially a Game 3 mini-game alive with 5:39 to play as Alvarez completed his hat trick. The Blast’s defense, led by MISL Defender of the Year Mike Lookingland, limited their opportunities in the final five minutes, however, and Vanzela finished with 12 saves as Baltimore claimed its first title since 2009.

After falling 21-12 on Thursday night, Missouri had got off to an ideal start. Following a tense opening, the Comets finally took the lead with 5:02 to play in the first quarter as they caught the Blast on a counter-attack, Alvarez finishing from the left after being found by Cristiano as Missouri held a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes.

Missouri goalkeeper Danny Waltman then had a standout second quarter, keeping the Blast off the board with a number of outstanding saves. The Comets were also able to double their lead, with Byron Alvarez converting a shootout opportunity after Robert Palmer had been brought down on a breakaway by Ferdinand.

 

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Blast top Comets in MISL Championship Series Game 1

Posted on 14 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Led by Tony Donatelli the Blast earned a convincing 21-12 MISL Championship Series Game One road victory Thursday night over the Missouri Comets. Game Two is set for Saturday night at 1st Mariner Arena. Donatelli recorded at hat trick and Ptah Myers, Adauto Neto and Machel Millwood added two goals each while goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 18 saves.

The Blast wasted no time scoring the first goal of the game as Donatelli knocked in a goal just 33 seconds into the match. Missouri’s Byron Alvarez tied the game at 2-2 but the tie was short-lived and the Blast jumped out to a 6-2 lead thanks to goals from Neto and Myers before the end of the first quarter.

Donatelli opened the second quarter with another first-minute goal and the Blast turned his goal into a four-goal scoring run that resulted in a 14-2 lead midway through the quarter. Rookie Lucas Roque scored next, followed by Millwood and a second goal from Neto.

The Comets fought back in the third quarter, outscoring the Blast, 6-2, and cutting Baltimore’s lead to 16-8. Milan Ivanovic opened the second-half scoring one minute before Myers scored his second goal of the game to keep the Blast on top 16-4. Ryan Junge and Lucas Rodriquez followed up with goals to continue the Comets scoring streak (16-8).

Millwood’s second goal came in the eighth minute of the final quarter to make it 18-8 but the Comets scored the next two goals, both with their sixth attacker on the field. Donatelli’s three-point goal with just 25 seconds remaining sealed Baltimore’s victory.

Game Two will take place Saturday night in Baltimore, with a deciding Mini Game to be played immediately following regulation, if needed. The Comets are no strangers to a Game One loss, having rallied in the Semifinals to beat the Milwaukee Wave in Game Two and again in the Mini Game.

 

2013 MISL Championship Series – Baltimore Blast vs. Missouri Comets

Game One: Blast 21-12

Game Two: Saturday, March 16, 1st Mariner Arena – 7:35 p.m.

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: First Seed, 21-5 regular season record, 3-0 Postseason record

Missouri Comets: Third Seed, 13-13 regular season record, 2-2 Postseason record

 

The Blast ended the regular season on a six-game win streak, en route to claiming the 2012-13 MISL regular season title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. With two wins over the Chicago Soul in the MISL Semifinals, the Blast have extended that win streak to eight straight games.

The team opened the regular season with nine straight home wins, a win streak that was broken by a 14-11 loss to this weekend’s opponent, the Missouri Comets. Prior to the first home loss, the Blast set a franchise record for most home wins to start the season (nine).

Veteran Adauto Neto led the Blast in the Semifinals with four goals and one assist for nine points; rookie Lucas Roque followed with four goals (eight points). Lucio Gonzaga will miss the Championship Series after suffering a knee injury Saturday night against the Soul.

The Competition

After losing Game One of the Semifinals, 12-10 in overtime to the Wave, the Comets fought back to win Game Two, 9-8 to tie the series. They went on to win the Mini Game, 5-4, to knock the Wave out of the postseason and advance to the Championship Series.

 

MISLNation

The MISL Championship Series can be seen live on the Internet at www.MISLNation.com.
Tickets

Tickets for Saturday’s home MISL Championship Series Game Two against the Comets are available by calling 410-73-BLAST or by going to www.TicketMaster.com.

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Blast drop OT battle in Milwaukee, fall to second place

Posted on 12 January 2013 by WNST Staff

In another typically hard-fought battle between the Blast and the Wave, the Wave’s Josh Rife scored just 40 seconds into overtime to claim the 10-8 victory.

Playing their second game in less than 24 hours, the Blast jumped out to an early 4-0 lead as Tony Donatelli opened the scoring midway through the first quarter and leading scorer Machel Millwood added a goal in the 10th minute to extend Baltimore’s lead.

After being held scoreless for 21:43, the Wave scored two goals in less than two minutes to tie the game at 4-4 in the second quarter.  Former Blast player Fabinho scored Milwaukee’s first goal, cutting Baltimore’s lead in half, before Ian Bennett tied the game at four apiece.

Milwaukee took their first lead of the game, 6-4, early in the third quarter but the Blast fought back and tied the game at 6-6 on a Lucas Roque goal.

With seven minutes to go, Rampa knocked in a goal to give the Wave the 8-6 lead but the Blast battled back again, with Donatelli scoring his second goal of the game to tie it at 8-8.

With the Wave on the power play, Rife scored the game-winner less than a minute into overtime to push the Blast into second place, a half game behind Milwaukee.

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Blast remain perfect with win over Comets

Posted on 16 December 2012 by WNST Staff

The Blast improved to 9-0 on the season and held the Comets scoreless for 46 minutes in Saturday’s 15-9 victory.  Lucio Gonzaga led the way with two goals and rookie goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 16 saves in his fifth win of the season.

Baltimore started and ended the first quarter in similar fashion – with goals.  Team captain Mike Lookingland got things started, just 40 seconds into the game, giving the Blast an early 2-0 lead and Lucio Gonzaga added a goal late in the quarter to extend the Blast lead to 4-0.

The Blast scoring streak continued into the second quarter with Gonzaga scoring a three-point goal and Mike Deasel knocking in another goal to put the Blast on top, 9-0. Tony Donatelli scored late in the half to give the Blast an 11-0 halftime lead.

Lucas Roque and Machel Millwood added goals in the third quarter to increase Baltimore’s lead to 15-0.

After holding the Comets scoreless for 46:21, the Blast gave up four goals in the final quarter as Missouri continued to fight through their second road game in 24 hours.  Ryan Junge ended Vanzela’s shutout at 1:21 of the fourth quarter and Brian Harris cut the Blast lead to 15-4 less than two minutes later.  Lucas Rodriguez scored a three-point goal to make it 15-7 and Byron Alvarez concerted a penalty kick to make the final score 15-9.

The Blast has kicked off their 33rd season of professional indoor soccer in Baltimore with nine straight wins, marking the seventh time since the 1992-93 season the team has started with five or more wins.  The team will look to match the 1993-94 Baltimore Spirit squad’s record of 10 straight wins to open the season.

There’s no Place Like Home
The Blast, 9-3 at home last season, started 2012-13 with four home games in the span of just 13 days.  The team, 6-0 at home this season, has boasted winning records at home each of the last six seasons and has had winning home records in 18 of the last 20 seasons.  The Blast are currently on a 15-game regular-season home win streak.

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