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Blast win in Game 3 to advance to MISL Championship Series

Posted on 11 March 2014 by WNST Staff


After Falling to Syracuse in Game 2, Baltimore Came Back to Win in Game 3

The Baltimore Blast faced the Syracuse Silver Knights tonight for the sixth time this season. After a tough 9-6 loss in game 2, the Blast came back in full force and ended the night with a 4-3 win in game 3. Baltimore advanced to the Championship series for the second consecutive year.


The first quarter in game 2 was a low scoring start to the game. Lucas Roque got the Blast on the board first with a goal at 8:58 on the clock off an assist from JT Noone. Nate Bordeau scored for the Silver Knights at 4:44 in the quarter off an assist from Kenardo Forbes to tie the game.

The Blast were able to record 6 shots in the second quarter to Syracuse’s one, but no goals were scored for either side. The Blast went into the half tied 2-2.

The second half picked up the pace with both teams coming out playing physically. At the 8:52 mark in the quarter Slavisa Ubiparapovic scored on a power play of an assist from Kenardo Forbes giving the Knights a 4-2 lead.

The Silver Knights scored at 8:21 in the fourth quarter as Antiono Manfut scored a 3 point goal off an assist from Neto. Tony Donatelli answered for the Blast with a goal at 5:57 in the quarter off an assist from Mike Lookingland. Kenardo Forbes answered with a goal for the Knights assisted by Slavisa Ubiparapovic. With 1:56 left in the quarter, Pat Healey assisted Tony Donatelli for his second goal of the night, pulling the Blast within 3. At the final buzzer, the Blast had been defeated 9-6 in game 2 and then had to prepare for game 3, which started 15 minutes later.

Offensively, Tony Donatelli led the way scoring 2 goals. Defensively goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 6 saves in the loss. The Blast captain set the tone in game 3 with an early goal and Marco Mangione was able to seal the victory with a goal.


Scoring Summary Game 2:

1          2          3          4          F

Blast                2          0          0          4          6

Knights           2          0          2          5          9



After dropping game 2 of the MISL semifinal series the Blast were forced into a 15- minute mini game against the Syracuse Silver Knights with the winner advancing to the MISL championship series.

Mike Lookingland gave the Blast an early lead off a penalty kick with 13:06 on the clock. With 5:07 on the clock Adriano Dos Santos assisted Marco Mangione who headed the ball in for a spectacular goal. With 2:00 left in the game Slavisa Ubiparipovic scored a 3-point goal for the Silver Knights. At the final buzzer the Blast had won 4-3 earning a spot in the MISL Championship Series.

Offensively, Tony Donatelli led the way scoring 2 goals in game 2 both off Mike Lookingland assists. Defensively goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 6 saves in the loss. The Blast captain set the tone in game 3 with an early goal and Marco Mangione was able to seal the victory with a goal.

Baltimore will travel to Missouri on Friday to take on the Comets in game one of the MISL Championship Series at 8:30pm EST. before hosting game two at the Baltimore Arena Sunday at 5:05pm.


Scoring Summary Game 3:

1            F

Baltimore    4      4

Syracuse    3      3


Upcoming Games:

MISL Championship Series:

3/14 @ Missouri, 8:30p.m.

3/16 vs. Missouri, 5:05p.m. 

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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 post blowout win to claim weekend sweep

Posted on 26 January 2014 by WNST Staff


The Blast took on the Rochester Lancers on Saturday night after a 10-5 win against Syracuse the night before. The Blast defeated the Lancers 17-2 Baltimore ended their double-header weekend undefeated and improved to a 10-3 record.


The beginning of the first quarter started off slow until the final 5 minutes of play. Lucas Roque got the Blast on the board first at 10:07 into the quarter off an assist by Pat Healey. A minute later the Blast got their second goal of the night when Marco Mangione assisted Adriano Dos Santos. At the end of the first quarter the Blast led the Lancers 4-0.


In the second quarter, the Blast kept the ball in the offensive end and scored the third goal of the night with 5:44 left on the clock. Pat Healey picked up the momentum when he assisted Mangione on his first goal of the night.  That was Healey’s fourth assist of the weekend and second of the night. At the end of the first half, the Blast was ahead of the Lancers 6-0.


Tony Donatelli scored his 11th goal of the season 4 minutes into the second half off an assist from Stephen DeRoux. Less than 30 seconds later, Mike Lookingland assisted Mike Deasel for the Blast’s 5th goal of the night. At 9:05 on the clock, Stephen Basso got the Lancers on the board off an assist from Joseph Tavernese.  Two minutes later, Aduato Neto scored off an assist from Stephen DeRoux; his second assist of the night. With 1:12 left in the third quarter, Adriano Dos Santos scored off an assist by Lucio Gonzaga. At the end of the third quarter the Blast was ahead of the Lancers 14-2.


Two minutes into the fourth quarter, Aduato Neto scored a 3-point goal in a power play off an assist from Lookingland. This was Neto’s second goal and Lookingland’s second assist of the night.


The Blast dominated the offensive end this evening; multiple players had several goals and assists. Aduato Neto led offensively with five points; he had one 3-point goal and one two point. Dos Santos had two goals while Healey, DeRoux, and Lookingland all had two assists each.  William Vanzela played an excellent game in the goal and posted 12 saves. The Blast went undefeated this weekend and improved their regular season record, 10-3.


                       1      2     3    4    F

Blast            4      2      8    3    17

Lancers      0      0      2    0    2

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

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

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Roque leads way as Blast top Wave to finish regular season

Posted on 23 February 2013 by WNST Staff

In their last game of the 2012-13 regular season, the Blast defeated the Milwaukee Wave, 10-6. Rookie Lucas Roque led the way with two goals and Jamie Darvill scored his first goal of the season to give the Blast an early 2-0 lead. The Blast will return to 1st Mariner Arena on Saturday, March 9 for a home playoff game against an opponent still to be determined.

Darvill started the scoring, just three minutes into the match, to give the Blast a 2-0 lead and Adauto Neto added a power play goal late in the quarter to extend Baltimore’s lead to 4-0. The Wave got on the scoreboard in the final seconds of the quarter when Luan Oliveira cut Baltimore’s lead to 4-2.

Roque’s first goal put the Blast on top 6-4 early in the second quarter, five minutes before Bryan Perez scored for the Wave to cut it to 6-4.

Milwaukee’s Ian Bennett tied the game at 6-6 in the sixth minute of the third quarter but Roque scored his second goal, with just three seconds left in the third quarter, to put the Blast back on top, 8-6.

Lucio Gonzaga added to the Blast lead with a goal just 51 seconds into the final quarter to seal Baltimore’s 21st victory of the season.

The Blast ended the 2012-13 regular season the way they ended the last two MISL seasons, with a match against the Milwaukee Wave. The are no strangers to fierce battles and important games – they’ve played each other for more than 20 years and have met in the last two MISL Championships.

Blast vs. Wave

Like the Blast, the Wave have secured a spot in the 2013 postseason and are awaiting their playoff seeding and opponent. Unlike the Blast, who finish the regular season Saturday, the Wave have five more games to go.

Dating back to the 1992-93 season, the Blast vs. Wave rivalry is the fiercest and longest-standing rivalry in indoor soccer. The Blast is 32-48 all-time against the Wave in the regular season while holding a 9-6 edge in postseason play. Since the 2003 postseason, the Blast and Wave have played each other six times in the playoffs with Baltimore winning the Championship matchups in 2003 and 2004 and Milwaukee beating the Blast for the title in 2011 and 2012. The Blast defeated the Wave, 15-4, in Baltimore on November 16 but the Wave earned a 6-5 win on December and a 10-8 overtime win on January 12, both in Milwaukee.

Keeping the Winning Alive in Baltimore

On the heels of the successful Orioles season and the Ravens’ Super Bowl win, the Blast will begin the 2013 postseason in early March. Though their opponent is yet to be determined, the Blast will host a Semifinal home game on Saturday, March 9. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow.

Celebrity Game

The annual media/celebrity game ended in a 1-1 tie. Joel Greenwaldt scored early for the red team and Nick DiMarco tied it up in the final seconds.

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Comets rally late to top Blast

Posted on 26 January 2013 by WNST Staff

The Missouri Comets scored three unanswered second-half goals to beat the Blast 14-11 Saturday night and snap Baltimore’s nine-game home win streak.  MISL Player of the Week Leo Gibson led the way with three goals. The Blast will return to 1st Mariner Arena on February 2 to host the Syracuse Silver Knights.

The Comets struck first, taking a 4-0 lead off goals from Coady Andrews and Gibson.  Lucas Roque and Ptah Myers scored late in the first quarter to tie it at 4-4.

Lucio Gonzaga scored the only goal of the third quarter, a three-pointer, to give Baltimore its first lead of the night at 7-4.

Blast team captain Mike Lookingland extended the Blast lead to 9-4 in the sixth minute of the third quarter, shortly before John Sosa cut the Blast lead to 9-6.  Gibson’s second second goal of the night made it 9-8 but Blast rookie Tino Nunez answered by chipping the ball over the head of Comets goalkeeper Danny Waltman, putting the Blast on top 11-8. Gibson’s third goal cut it to 11-10 and kicked off the Comets’ three-goal run.

Stefan St. Louis recaptured the lead for the Comets just 19 seconds into the final quarter and Cristiano sealed the 14-11 victory.

The Blast will play in Syracuse on Friday, February 1 before returning to 1st Mariner Arena on the 2nd to host the Silver Knights.

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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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Ferdinand hat trick helps Blast past Lancers

Posted on 04 January 2013 by WNST Staff

Max Ferdinand recorded a hat trick Friday night to lead the Blast to a 23-12 victory over the visiting Rochester Lancers.  The Blast, 11-2, will host the Lancers again Saturday night for the third game between the teams in the first five days of 2013.

Ferdinand opened the scoring in the fifth minute of play to give the Blast an early 2-0 lead before Rochester’s Mauricio Salles tied the game and Jeremy Ortiz gave the Lancers a 4-2 lead late in the quarter.

Blast team captain Mike Lookingland scored early in the second quarter to tie the game at 4-4 and Ferdinand’s second goal put the Blast back on top, 6-4.  Rookie Lucas Roque, who scored two goals in Tuesday’s 17-4 win over the Lancers, added a goal to increase the the Blast lead to 8-4 at halftime.

The Lancers came out fast in the second half, scoring two quick goals to tie the games at 8-8. Elliot Fauske scored in the third minute to cut the Blast lead to 8-6 and Salles recorded his second goal of the game a minute later to tie it up. Roque’s second goal of the game kicked off a four-goal run for the Blast to end the quarter with a 17-8 lead.  Machel Millwood, the team’s leading scorer, knocked in two goals in the last five minutes and Lucio Gonzaga added a long-range three pointer.

“We had to dig deep to come back and win this game,” said Millwood of the team’s third-quarter scoring frenzy.

The teams traded goals in the final quarter with Alan McGreal scoring first for the Lancers to cut the Blast lead to 17-10.  Ferdinand completed his hat trick in the ninth minute (19-10) before former Blast player Rey Martinez cut the score to 19-12. Ptah Myers scored next and Adauto Neto ended the game with a shootout goal to make it 23-12.


  • The Blast have started the 2012-13 season with seven straight home wins, trying the team record set by the 1993-94 then-Baltimore Spirit; a win tomorrow would break the record
  • Seven different Blast players scored in the win
  • The Blast are on a 16-game regular-season home win streak

Upcoming Games
Saturday, January 5 vs. Rochester Lancers
Friday, January 11 at Chicago Soul
Saturday, January 12 at Milwaukee Wave

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