Blast Defeat Fury 8-5
Led by 3 goals each from Vini Dantas and Tony Donatelli
The Blast improve to 3-0 at home this year, defeating the Ontario Fury 8-5. In front of a sellout crowd of 3,800, the Blast were led by hat tricks from Vini Dantas and Tony Donatelli.
The game started out as a defensive battle. Both teams had scoring chances, but the score would be tied 1-1 after the 1st quarter. Baltimore scored first on a goal by Tony Donatelli assisted by Andrew Hoxie 3:28 in to the game. Ontario would answer midway through the quarter on a goal by Leonardo De Oliveira. The second quarter got off to a quicker start, with Andy Reyes scoring for Ontario 17 seconds in to the quarter. The Blast would answer with 3 straight goals of their own. Donatelli scored his second of the game, and Vini Dantas and Jonatas Melo would each record a goal to give the Blast a 4-2 lead. Ontario would answer with a power play goal from Juan Carlos Gonzalez with 26 seconds left. The Blast led 4-3 at halftime.
The Blast got off to a good start in the second half getting two goals by Dantas to extend the lead to 6-3. Ontario would answer with 2 straight goals of their own. Gonzalez got his second goal of the game late in the 3rd quarter and a goal by Jinho Kim cut the Blast lead to 6-5 in the 4th. The Blast would answer with goals by Donatelli, his 3rd of the game, and Lucas Roque late in the 4th quarter to go up 8-5.
The Blast’s goalkeeper William Vanzela recorded 18 saves, including 10 in the 4th quarter, to close out the victory. Ontario goalkeeper Jose Miranda had 11 of his own.
The Blast will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, December 2nd when they host the St. Louis Ambush at SECU Arena. Tickets to the game can be purchased on ticketmaster.com.
MASL Match Report
Match: Baltimore Blast vs. Ontario Fury
Date: December 1, 2017
Venue: SECU Arena, Towson, MD
Kickoff: 7:35 p.m. ET
Goals 1 2 3 4 F
Baltimore 1 3 2 2 8
Ontario 1 2 1 1 5
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