The Blast needed a five-goal fourth quarter to beat the Wings 17-11 Friday night in Wichita. Ptah Myers led the way with three goals as the Blast fought back from an 11-6 deficit.
Myers scored two goals in the last quarter of play and J.T. Noone and Max Ferdinand also scored during Baltimore's five-minute five-goal run to end the game.
The Blast got off to a slow start and saw the Wings jump out to a 7-0 first-quarter lead. Freddy Moojen scored two early Wings goals and ended the game with a hat trick.
After the slow start, the Blast scored two goals in the first four minutes of the second quarter to cut the Wings lead to 7-4. Myers scored first, followed by Ferdinand. Rookie Lucas Roque added a goal just seconds before halftime to make it 7-6.
With the Wings leading 11-6 with just five minutes to go, Noone scored the first of five fourth-quarter goals. Lucio Gonzaga's three-point goal at 11:42 gave Baltimore its first lead of the night, 13-11, and Ferdinand's second goal, a power play shootout goal, sealed the victory.
The Blast remains on the road for a Sunday-afternoon match against the Missouri Comets who are still battling for a spot in the 2013 postseason.
The team will return to 1st Mariner Arena on the 16th to host the Wings and induct former player and assistant coach Tarik Walker into the Hall of Fame. 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.
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