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Blast claim Game 2 but drop MISL Championship Series in final mini game

Posted on 16 March 2014 by WNST Staff

BLAST FALL TO COMETS IN MISL CHAMPIONSHIP

Game 2

The Baltimore Blast faced the Missouri Comets tonight for the MISL championship. After falling in game one to the Comets on Friday the Blast were able to bounce back with a 19-4 victory and forced a 15 minute mini game for the MISL championship.

The first quarter was a low scoring start to the game. Marco Mangione got the Blast on the board first with a goal at 13:30off an assist from Lucas Roque. With 4:15 left in the quarter Mike Deasel was able to score off an assist from Adauto Neto.

Adauto Neto started off the second quarter with a 3-point goal at 12:12 off an assist from Lucio Gonzaga. Max Ferdinand found the back of the net off an assist from Mike Lookingland at the 8:25 mark followed by Lookinland assisting Tony Donatelli with 5:05 remaining in the quarter. The Blast went into the half leading 11-0.

The Blast continued to dominate in the second half. Lucio Gonzaga scored at 12:39 for the teams 6th goal of the night. Mike Lookingland recorded his 3rd assist of the night on the goal. At 9:11 Adauto Neto extended the Blast lead to 15 by scoring his second goal of the night off an assist from Lucio Gonzaga. With 2:54 left in the quarter Leo Gibson got the Comets first goal of the night assisted by Ramone Palmer.

The Blast began the fourth quarter with a great ball by J.T Noone that Neto  was able to net with a diving header for his third goal of the night. Missouri’s Brian Harris scored at 6:57 in the quarter off an assist from Max Touluote. After a Missouri blue card Max Ferdinand was able to take advantage with a power play with a goal off an assist from Tony Donatelli. At the final buzzer, the Blast had won 19-4.

Scoring Summary Game 2:

1          2          3          4          F

Blast                4          7          4          4          19

Comets           0          0          2          2          4

Game 3: Final 

After winning game 2 of the MISL semifinal series the Blast forced a 15- minute mini game against the Comets.  Missouri pushed past the Blast 6-4 and went home with the MISL Championship Title.

After a huge defensive stand by the Blast defense and a goal saving block by Pat Healey to start the quarter, Max Ferdinand gave the Blast a lead at 6:32 with a goal off an assist from Marco Mangione. With 5:36 on the clock the Comets answered as Lucas Rodriguez scored off a Stefan St. Louis assist to tie it at 2. After scoring a hat trick in game two Neto wasn’t done for the night yet; at 2:49  he gave the Blast the lead while Tony Donatelli recorded the assist. The Comets tied it up at 1:34 off a Stefan St. Louis goal with an assist from Lucas Rodriguez. With 0:54 seconds remaining, the Comets’ Brian Harris, who won the 2013-14 Championship series MVP, the game winning goal off an assist from Leo Gibson. At the final buzzer the Blast had lost 6-4.

Offensively, Adauto Neto led the way recording a hat trick in game two and added a goal in game 3. Neto had 9 points on the night. Mike Lookingland had 3 assists in the game 2 win while six different Blast players were able to record goals. Goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 7 saves in game two and 1 in game three.

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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 GK Vanzela honored by MISL

Posted on 28 January 2014 by WNST Staff

William Vanzela Named MISL Player of the Week

Adauto Neto Honored with Team of the Week Selection

 

Baltimore: The Major Indoor Soccer League announced on Tuesday that Baltimore Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela has been named the MISL Player of the Week for the 11th week of the 2013-14 regular season. Vanzela claimed his second Player of the Week selection of the season after he allowed only three goals as the Blast took a pair of victories during the weekend.

Vanzela has had an outstanding second season in the MISL and leads the league with a 4.84 goals-against average and .844 save percentage. He added to those totals this past weekend as he made 11 saves in the Blast’s 10-5 win against the Syracuse Silver Knights on Friday, and 12 saves in a 17-2 win against the Rochester Lancers on Saturday.

Joining Vanzela on the Team of the Week was his Blast teammate Adauto Neto, who had eight points in Baltimore’s two victories.

 

MISL Team of the Week

Pos. Player Team Highlights
GK William Vanzela Baltimore Allowed only three goals as Blast won twice
D Brian Harris Missouri Recorded as hat trick as Comets swept past Ambush
D Darren Toby Syracuse Had a pair of goals as Silver Knights downed Roar
F Marcio Leite Milwaukee Fourth-quarter hat trick pushed Wave past St. Louis
F Adauto Neto Baltimore Had eight points as Blast took pair of victories
F Maurcio Salles Rochester Four-goal game led Lancers past Pennsylvania

 

Honorable Mention – Baltimore: Tony Donatelli, Adriano Dos Santos; Milwaukee: Ian Bennett, Victor Quiroz; Missouri:Stefan St. Louis, Leo Gibson; Pennsylvania: Max Touloute, Jordan Thomas; Rochester: Elliot Fauske, Joey Tavernese;Syracuse: Nelson Santana, Kenardo Forbes.

Vanzela, Neto, and the rest of the Blast will be back in action this Friday when they take on the Syracuse Silver Knights at 7:30 p.m.

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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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Neto, Roque help Blast top Soul in MISL Playoffs

Posted on 05 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Led by Adauto Neto and Lucas Roque, the Blast earned a 22-13 victory in Game One of the MISL Semifinal Series Tuesday night against the Chicago Soul. Neto, the veteran, and Roque, the rookie, each recorded three goals. Game Two of the series is scheduled for Saturday night at 1st Mariner Arena.

The Soul jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but the Blast fought back to take a 6-4 lead into the first quarter break and never looked back. The teams traded goals in the first 12 minutes with Marco Sullo opening the scoring, just after the two-minute mark, and Roque tying the game at 2-2. Carlos Farias regained Chicago’s lead at 4-2 but Roque scored his second goal of the quarter to tie it again and Adauto Neto put the Blast on top 6-4.

The second quarter was more of the same as Neto extended the Blast lead to 8-4 and Carlos Munoz answered, cutting the Blast lead to 8-6.
The Blast took control in the third quarter, as Neto completed his hat trick and Machel Millwood added a goal to make it 12-6.
The action heated up in the fourth quarter as the team’s combined for seven goals and 17 points. Lucio Gonzaga struck first, making it 14-6, before Ptah Myers continued his scoring streak with a short-handed three-point goal at the 9:02 mark to give the Blast a 17-6 lead. Roque’s next goal completed his hat trick and make it 19-6 just nine seconds before Chicago’s Pablo DaSilva recorded a three-point goal to cut Baltimore’s lead to 19-9. Tony Donatelli added a three-point goal before Carlos Munoz knocked in the last two goals of the game to make the final score 22-13 in favor of the Blast.
MISL Championship Series
The winner of the Blast vs. Soul Semifinals will advance to the 2013 MISL Championship Series to face the winner of the Wave vs. Comets Semifinals.
 
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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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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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