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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
FOUR BLAST PLAYERS RECEIVE MISL TEAM RECOGNITION
Marco Mangione and William Vanzela are MISL Team of the Week
Pat Healey and J.T. Noone are Honorable Mention
Baltimore – Blast Forward Marco Mangione and Goalkeeper William Vanzela were both named to the MISL Team of the week. Mangione led the Blast with a game high 3 goals and 7 points while Vanzela recorded 13 saves out of 17 shots. Pat Healey’s 3 blocks, 4 points and J.T. Noone’s impact on the defensive end also landed them both Honorable Mention accolades.
Ian Bennett has been named the MISL Player of the Week for the opening week of the 2013-14 regular season. Bennett had five goals, including the game-winner, as Milwaukee took a 23-21 overtime victory against the Missouri Comets on Saturday night to earn the award.
Bennett scored the final three goals of the game as the Wave recorded a dramatic comeback in the final three minutes after being six points down. The 11-point night was a career best for the Canadian Futsal international, with his game-winner coming 8:07 into the extra session.
Joining Bennett and Mangione on the forward line on the MISL Team of the Week is another player who recorded a hat trick in his sides’ season-opening win; Syracuse’s Slavisa Ubiparipovic, the 2011 MISL Rookie of the Year who led the Silver Knights past the Pennsylvania Roar on Friday night.
Ubiparipovic’s teammate, Nelson Santana, joins him on the Team of the Week after his two goals and solid defensive play also factored into the Silver Knights’ victory. Missouri’s Leo Gibson takes the other defensive spot after a seven-point night in defeat against Milwaukee.
The MISL continues this weekend with six contests, including the debut of expansion franchise the St. Louis Ambush as they host the Pennsylvania Roar on Friday night. Saturday night also sees a classic rivalry renewed as the Baltimore Blast host the Milwaukee Wave in their home opener.
All of this weekend’s action can be seen YouTube.com, with in-game updates available on Twitter (@MISLSoccer) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/MajorIndoorSoccerLeague).
MISL Team of the Week
Honorable Mention – Baltimore: Pat Healey, J.T. Noone; Milwaukee: Luan Oliveira, Marcio Leite; Missouri: John Sosa, Vahid Assadpour; Pennsylvania: Peter Pappas, Ptah Myers; Rochester: Andrew Hoxie, Elliot Fauske; Syracuse: Kenardo Forbes, Neto.
USL acquired the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) in May, 2011 and began operating North America’s most storied and tradition-rich professional indoor soccer league for the 2011-12 season. The MISL represents the top level of professional indoor soccer in North America and currently consists of seven franchises. The league roster includes franchises in Baltimore, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania, Rochester, St. Louis and Syracuse.