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Sunday January 19th, 2014
Late Goal Upsets Blast in Syracuse
The Baltimore Blast traveled to Syracuse this afternoon to play the Silver Knights for the first time this season; they fell to the Silver Knights 9-8. The loss this afternoon brought the Blast to an 8-3 record for the season and places them second one game behind Milwaukee. They look forward to rebound from the loss when they play Syracuse in a rematch at the Baltimore Arena on Friday night 7:35 P.M.
The first quarter was a low scoring start to the game. LJ Papaleo of the Silver Knights put the only goal on the board off an assist from Brian O’Quinn with 4:24 left on the clock.
Mike Lookingland scored the first and only goal in the second quarter off of a restart. This was Lookingland’s seventh goal on the season. At the half the score was Blast 2, Silver Knights 2.
The second half picked up for the Blast when Tony Donatelli assisted Adauto Neto for the teams second goal of the night. After a 3-point goal by Kenardo Forbes of Syracuse, Pat Healey was able to find the back of the net for his 3rd goal of the season with 8:54 remaining in the quarter. Mike Lookingland scored his second goal of the game with 6 seconds left in the quarter off of a penalty kick.
The Blast watched their lead slip away in the 4th quarter after goals by Machel Millwood and Bozidar Jelovac for Syracuse. Jelovac scored the game winning goal with 58 seconds remaining in the game. The Blast were shut out in the quarter while Syracuse goalie Brian O’Quinn recorded 21 saves throughout the game. At the final buzzer the Blast had lost 9-8 ending their seven game win streak.
The Blast away record is now 3-2. Offensively, Mike Lookingland led the Blast with 4 points and defensively, goalkeeper, William Vanzela recorded 30 saves while Mike Lookingland and Pat Healey both had 3 blocks on the night. Next week the Blast have back to back home games against Syracuse and Rochester.
1 2 3 4 F
Blast 0 2 6 0 8
Syracuse 2 0 3 4 9
Jan 24th vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
Jan 25th vs. Rochester Lancers
Jan 31st @ Syracuse Silver Knights