12/18/2011 9:21 AM
The Blast improved to 7-3 and remain perfect on the road after Sunday's 19-8 win over the SharX in Norfolk. With Akira Fitzgerald manning the net, Machel Millwood led the way with a hat trick while Shaun David, Carlos Garcia and Pat Healey each added two goals.
Despite giving up the first goal of the game and trailing for 19 minutes, the Blast scored three goals in the second quarter to take a 7-2 lead into halftime. The SharX got a quick goal from Matthew Delicate less than 30 seconds into the match to take an early 2-0 lead but Millwood answered in the second quarter with back-to-back goals to put the Blast on top, 5-2. David added a late first-half goal to extend the lead to 7-2.
The Blast and SharX combined to score five goals in the first six minutes of the third quarter with the Blast extending their lead to 13-6. Healey scored the first goal of the quarter before Delicate scored his second goal. Millwood scored next for the hat trick and then Garcia added a goal to make it 13-4. Yomba William scored the last goal of the quarter to cut into the Blast lead.
Delicate completed a hat trick for the SharX in the final quarter of play and David, Garcia and Healey all added their second goals to seal the 19-8 victory.
In his first start, Fitzgerald turned away eight of the 12 shots he faced.
Friday: Blast 17 - Missouri Comets 9
Sunday: Blast 19 - Norfolk SharX 8
Upcoming Blast Schedule:
Saturday, December 31 at Milwaukee, 3 p.m.