BLAST GOES UNDEFEATED THIS WEEKEND
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.
3/2 Baltimore @ Pennsylvania, 4:05pm EST
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