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Blast top Wings on Hall of Fame Night

Posted on 17 February 2013 by WNST Staff

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.

Next Game
The Blast will end the regular season on the 23rd against the Milwaukee Wave at 1st Mariner Arena.

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Blast crush Silver Knights in Syracuse

Posted on 20 January 2013 by WNST Staff

Led by Lucio Gonzaga, the Blast defeated the Syracuse Silver Knights, 27-13, Sunday afternoon to improve to 14-4 on the season.  Eight Baltimore players scored in the win including three goals from Gonzaga and two each from Machel Millwood and Adriano Dos Santos.

The Blast came out fast, scoring four goals in the first four minutes of the game to take an early 8-0 lead.  J.T. Noone extended the lead to 10-0 before the Silver Knights’ Andriy Budnyy got Syracuse on the scoreboard with a three-point goal.  Syracuse’s Neto scored a power play goal to end the first quarter and cut the Blast lead to 10-5.  Baltimore’s team captain, Mike Lookingland, opened the scoring just 48 seconds into the match and Millwood, Ptah Myers and Gonzaga followed suit in the next three minutes.

The teams played more than 14 scoreless minutes in the second quarter before Tony Donatelli extended the Blast lead to 12-5 just 23 seconds before halftime.

The third and fourth quarters were similar to the first with the Blast surging ahead with goal after goal.  Baltimore opened the second half with four quick, the first coming from Dos Santos at 2:35.  Millwood and Gonzaga each added their second goals of the game and rookie Marco Mangione scored a three-pointer to give the Blast a 21-5 lead after just six minutes.  Syracuse’s Neto scored his second goal of the game, with just seconds to go in the quarter, to cut the Blast lead to 21-7.

The teams combined for six goals in the final quarter with Silver Knights adding five quick points to cut the Blast lead to 21-11.  Dos Santos and Max Ferdinand scored the next two goals and Gonzaga completed his hat trick in the 10th minute.

The Blast will return to 1st Mariner Arena Friday night to host the Rochester Lancers and Saturday night to host the Missouri Comets.  Friday night fans will be treated to a FREE post-game concert by Thousand Foot Krutch.
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Every MISL game this season can be seen live on the Internet at www.MISLNation.com.

Upcoming Games

Friday, January 25 vs. Rochester Lancers – FREE post-game concert featuring Thousand Foot Krutch
Saturday, January 26 vs. Missouri Comets

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Blast improve to 12-2 with win over Lancers

Posted on 06 January 2013 by WNST Staff

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.

Upcoming Games
Friday, January 11 at Chicago Soul
Saturday, January 12 at Milwaukee Wave

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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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Blast aim to improve to 9-0 Saturday against Comets

Posted on 14 December 2012 by WNST Staff

Saturday, December 15 vs. Missouri Comets

1st Mariner Arena, 7:35 p.m.

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: First place, 8-0

*Missouri Comets: Second place, 5-3

* The Comets will play the Syracuse Silver Knights Friday night at 7:30

 

The Blast has kicked off their 33rd season of professional indoor soccer in Baltimore with eight straight wins, marking the seventh time since the 1992-93 season the team has started with five or more wins.  The Blast is looking to extend the win streak to nine games Saturday night against the Comets and, ultimately, to match the 1993-94 Baltimore Spirit squad’s record of 10 straight wins to open the season.

 

The 2012-13 Blast squad features seven new players, including goalkeepers Troy Hernandez and William Vanzela (both are 4-0).  The team is led by Machel Millwood, Baltimore’s longest-tenured player, who has 27 points.  Max Ferdinand follows with 25 points and newcomer Tony Donatelli has 24 points in his return to the indoor game.  Pat Healey and Neto (14 points) as well as Mike Lookingland and Lucio Gonzaga (13) also rank among the league’s top 25 point scorers.  Lookingland and Vanzela, who have combined to lead the Blast’s defensive efforts, were named November MISL Players of the Month.

 

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, 5-0 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 returns to 1st Mariner Arena Saturday night with hopes of extending its 14-game regular-season home win streak.

 

The Competition

The Comets started the season 4-0 before the Blast came to town and handed them their first loss of the season (12-4 on November 24).  The loss to the Blast was the first of three straight Comets’ losses before the team rebounded last weekend with a 14-11 win over Chicago.  Led by this week’s MISL Player of the Week, Byron Alvarez (32 points), the Comets will play in Syracuse Friday night before heading to Baltimore for Saturday’s game.  Leo Gibson (13 points) was also named to the MISL Team of the Week after recording three points and four blocks in Sunday’s victory over the Soul.

 

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Every MISL game this season can be seen live on the Internet at MISLNation.com.

 

Upcoming Games

Friday, December 21 at Chicago Soul

Saturday, December 22 at Milwaukee Wave

 

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Blast remain undefeated with win over Wings

Posted on 07 December 2012 by WNST Staff

Led by Machel Millwood and Neto, the Blast improved to 8-0 Friday night with a 10-6 win over the visiting Wichita Wings.

The Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead on an Alex Moseley goal early in the first quarter.

After missing the last two games with a groin injury, Blast forward Lucio Gonzaga returned to the playing field tonight and scored his fifth goal of the season to tie the score at 2-2 before the Wings regained the lead at 4-2 on a goal from Miguel Ferrer.

Just 33 seconds into the second half Max Ferdinand tied the game at 4-4.  Tony Donatelli scored with eight seconds left in the third quarter to give the Blast their first lead of the game at 6-4 and Millwood gave Baltimore an 8-4 lead in the first minute of the last quarter.  Freddy Moojen cut the Blast lead to 8-6 with a power-play goal late in the game but Neto seal the victory with a power-play goal with less than 30 seconds to go.

The Blast has kicked off their 33rd season of professional indoor soccer in Baltimore with eight straight wins and is looking 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 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.  After five straight home wins to start the season, the Blast is on a 14-game regular-season home win streak.

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Gonzaga, Ferdinand help Blast improve to 3-0 on season

Posted on 11 November 2012 by WNST Staff

The Blast improved to 3-0 after a 10-4 win over the Syracuse Silver  Knights Saturday night at 1st Mariner Arena.  With William Vanzela manning the  nets, Lucio Gonzaga and Max Ferdinand led the way with two goals.

After nearly 12 minutes of scoreless play in the first quarter,  Syracuse defender Nelson Santana put the Silver Knights on top 2-0.  Despite the low-scoring first quarter, the teams combined for four  second-quarter goals with the Blast jumping out to a 6-4 lead.

Max Ferdinand tied the game just 27 seconds into the second quarter  and Machel Millwood gave the Blast a 4-2 lead in the sixth minute.   Bozidar Jelovac knocked in a goal two minutes later for the second tie  of the game (4-4) before Gonzaga, who missed all of last season after  knee surgery, scored to give the Blast a 6-4 halftime lead.

Gonzaga scored his second goal of the match, the only goal of the  third quarter, to extend Baltimore’s lead to 8-4 and Ferdinand scored  again early in the fourth to clinch the Blast victory.
Notes:

  • Gonzaga has  one goal in each of Baltimore’s three games.
  • Vanzela recorded 15 saves in his first start.
  • Tino Nunez made his Blast debut and recorded an assist on Gonzaga’s second goal.

Upcoming Games Friday, November 16 vs. Milwaukee Wave – 7:35 p.m. Saturday, November 17 at Rochester – 7 p.m.

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Blast top Soul to improve to 2-0

Posted on 10 November 2012 by WNST Staff

In another high-scoring affair between Baltimore and Chicago, the Blast defeated the Soul 17-9 Friday night at 1st Mariner Arena.  With a goal and an assist in the first half, Blast forward Machel Millwood moved into fifth on the team’s all-time scoring list.

Unlike last week’s opening night match between the Blast and Soul, the Blast scored the first goal of the game tonight, when Lucio Gonzaga found the back of the net for the 2-0 lead.  The teams traded goals for the rest of the first quarter, as Carlos Munoz tied it at 2-2 before Pat Healey regained the Blast lead (4-2).  Chicago midfielder Matthew Stewart scored next, giving the Soul a short-lived 5-4 lead until Blast team captain Mike Lookingland put the Blast on top 6-5 to end the quarter.

Rookie Marco Mangione, the son of original Blast player Nick Mangione, scored the first goal of his career early in the second quarter to extend Baltimore’s lead to 8-5.  With Adriano Dos Santos serving a tripping penalty, CC Meza converted on a power play opportunity to cut the Blast lead to 8-7 before Neto and Millwood scored back-to-back goals two minutes apart to make it 12-7.  Tony Donatelli, who scored three goals last weekend against the Soul, scored a three-pointer to end the first half and extend the Blast lead to 15-7.

After a scoreless third quarter and nearly 10 scoreless minutes in the fourth quarter, Healey knocked in a power play goal to give the Blast a 17-7 lead.  Shortly after Healey’s second goal of the night, Stewart scored his second goal to cut Baltimore’s lead to 17-9.

The Blast will return to 1st Mariner Arena Saturday night to host the 1-1 Syracuse Silver Knights.

The Blast kicked off their 33rd season of professional indoor soccer in Baltimore last weekend with a 23-13 win over Friday night’s opponent, the Chicago Soul.  The Soul, led by former Blast player Carlos Farias, jumped out to a 7-2 lead after just four minutes of play but Blast newcomer Tony Donatelli recorded three first-quarter goals to lead the Blast to a come-from-behind victory.  Millwood, Baltimore’s longest-tenured player, recorded two goals and one assist in the victory as eight different Blast players scored in the game.

There’s no Place Like Home
The Blast, 9-3 at home last season, starts 2012-13 with four straight home games in the span of just 13 days.  The team has boasted winning records at home each of the last six seasons and has had winning home records in 17 of the last 19 seasons.  The Blast enters this weekend’s games on a seven-game regular-season home win streak.

Welcome to Baltimore
Donatelli, who was named to the MISL Team of the Week after his opening-night performance, recorded three goals in 14 minutes to keep the Blast in the game and lead the team to victory.  Donatelli added an assist late in the game for seven total points in his return to the indoor field.  Goalkeeper Troy Hernandez made his Blast debut last weekend, turning away nine of the 15 shots he faced and Lucas Roque, another newcomer, contributed one assist.

The Competition:

The Silver Knights, who lost their season opener to the Soul, bounced back the following night for a 16-10 win over the Rochester Lancers.  Led by Nelson Santana (eight points), Matt Clare (five points) and Andre Berenzen (four points), the Knights placed two players, Santana and goalkeeper Bryan O’Quinn, on this week’s MISL Team of the Week.

Upcoming Games
Friday, November 16 vs. Milwaukee Wave – 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 at Rochester – 7 p.m.

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Millwood, Neto highlight returning players for Blast

Posted on 11 October 2012 by WNST Staff

Blast Announces 11 Returning Players

Millwood and Lookingland are Among the Veterans Set to Return to the Field

 

Baltimore – Baltimore Blast President and General Manager Kevin Healey announced today that the team has re-signed 11 players from last year’s squad, pending league approval.  The returning players are forwards Machel Millwood, Adauto Neto, Lucio Gonzaga, Adriano Dos Santos and J.T. Noone; midfielder Max Ferdinand and defenders Mike Lookingland, Pat Healey, Ptah Myers, Mike Deasel and Stephen DeRoux.  The Blast will open the 2012-13 MISL season on November 3 against the Chicago Soul at 1st Mariner Arena.

 

Head coach Danny Kelly and assistant coach David Bascome will also return for their seventh season together as the team’s coaching staff.  Millwood, a 2012 All-MISL Second-Team selection, becomes the team’s longest-tenured player as he prepares to return for his ninth season in Baltimore.  Millwood was among the team’s scoring leaders last season with 26 goals and 16 assists for 71 points.  Lookingland, the team captain and the 2012 MISL Defender of the Year, will be back for his eighth season with the Blast.  A three-time champion, Lookingland led the Blast’s defensive core with 34 points in 2011-12.  Ferdinand led the Blast with 72 points last year and was named First-Team All-MISL, just two seasons after being named Rookie of the Year in 2010.

 

“This group has a lot of offer, ” said Blast head coach Danny Kelly.  “There’s experience and youth, as well as guys that can change a game on both sides of the ball.  With the willingness to prepare and put in the work, I believe this group can help us compete for an MISL Championship.”

 

Healey, the 2009 NISL Rookie of the Year, moved to a defensive position last season and led the team with 33 blocks.  Neto, the 2006 MISL MVP who has won two championships with the Blast, is entering his sixth season in a Blast uniform.  He ranked third on the team with 49 points last season and boasts 150 career goals.  Gonzaga, who missed the entire 2011-12 season while recovering from knee surgery, will be back on the field for his fifth season in Baltimore.

 

Myers, a nine-year veteran, is back for his second season with the Blast after recording 11 points and 18 blocks last season.  Dos Santos, is back for his third season in Baltimore, and Noone, DeRoux and Deasel, rookies last season, all are returning for another season.  DeRoux was named to the MISL All-Rookie team after posting 10 goals and one assist for 22 points; Noone ranked sixth on the team with 33 points.

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