Baltimore Blast Rematch: Friday, December 13th vs. Rochester Lancers
Just the Facts:
Friday, December 13th
Baltimore Blast vs Rochester Lancers
Baltimore Arena, 7:35pm EST.
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By the Numbers:
Baltimore Blast: 1-2 after last week’s game against the Wave
Rochester Lancers: 1-3 after last week’s win against the Roar
The Blast, who were the 2012-13 MISL Champions, is anchored by 15 returners from last year’s squad including Captain and 2012 MISL Defender of the Year, Mike Lookingland, 2012-13 2nd Team All-MISL, Pat Healey, and 2012-13 Play-Off MVP, Goalie, William Vanzela.
12/7 Wave Game Recap:
Despite leading the game until the 3rd quarter, the Blast unfortunately was unable to hold on and lost 12-10 when there was a goal scored 20 seconds left in the game. Max Ferdinand led offensively with 2 goals and an assist. Ferdinand was named to the MISL team of the week for his performance against the Wave and Tony Donatelli was Honorable Mention. Goalie, William Vanzela also recorded 12 saves. Milwaukee Wave’s Carlos Munoz, who was MISL Player of the Week, recorded a hat-trick in their home opener. Munoz’s third goal was scored 20 seconds left in the game and he gave the Wave their 4th win of the season.
The Baltimore Blast has only three games under their belt this season and look to continue to build. Newcomer Freddy Moojen has contributed 3 points in 3 games. Along with Moojen, the Blast offense has been led by Marco Mangione who leads the team with 7 points and 3 goals while last year’s MISL defender of the year Mike Lookingland is tied for second in the league with 7 blocks.
The Blast and Lancers meet again after playing each other in both their season openers. The Lancers are coming off an 11-2 win against the Pennsylvania Roar. The Lancers were led by Gary Boughton who scored a pair of goals and Juninho who added a goal and an assist. This win was Rochester’s first of the season and first in the career of Head Coach, Josh Rife. Also returning is 2012-13 League MVP, Doug Miller and teammate Mauricio Salles. Both Miller and Salles were the top two scoring leaders last season.
Friday, December 20th @ Pennsylvania Roar– 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, December 21st vs. Pennsylvania Roar- 7:35p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st @ Pennsylvania Roar- 5:05pm