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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 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.



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


Make Your Holidays Blastastic

Blast game tickets and merchandise make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.

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