The Milwaukee Wave defeated the Baltimore Blast, 15-12, Saturday night at 1st Mariner Arena. The Blast have droped into second place with a 5-2 record and their second straight loss. Blast forward Giuliano Celenza led the way with three goals.
Celenza scored two goals in the first quarter to give the Blast a 4-3 lead after 15 minutes. Celenza scored in the second minute and again in the sixth minute to give the Blast a 2-0 lead and then the 4-3 lead. Marco Terminesi scored for the Wave in the third minute.
Matt Stewart scored just 49 seconds into the second quarter to put the Wave back on top, 5-4, but Blast captain Robbie Aristodemo regained the Blast's lead, 6-5, late in the half.
In a crazy third quarter, there were three lead changes and Blast defender Mike Lookingland manned the goal for just over two minutes while Sagu was treated for an injury in the locker room. J.P. Rodrigues scored first to make it 7-6 Wave, Pat Healey answered to put the Blast on top, 8-7, and Joe Hammes scored to make it 9-8 in favor of the Wave. The Wave scored again, a Marcio Leite power-play goal, to jump out to an 11-8 lead before Celenza scored his third goal of the night to cut Milwaukee's lead to 11-10.
The fourth quarter was more of the same back-and-forth action, starting with a goal from Ryan Mack to extend the Wave's lead to 13-10. Max Ferdinand scored to make it 13-12 before Giuliano Oliviero made it 15-12.
Blast vs. Wave, 2010-11:
January 8, 1st Mariner Arena - L, 12-15
January 9, U.S. Cellular Arena
January 21, 1st Mariner Arena
February 4, U.S. Cellular Arena
February 20, 1st Mariner Arena
March 6, U.S. Cellular Arena
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The Blast and Wave will play each other again Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern Time at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee.
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