Blast fall to Heat 9-5
Harrisburg, PA (February 23, 2020)-The Blast traveled to Harrisburg Sunday night looking to finish a brutal three game weekend with a win but a rough 4th quarter that led to four Heat goals gave the home team a 9-5 victory.
After a trailing 1-0 in the first quarter, the Blast would strike first in the second with a goal from Tony Donatelli at the 6:11 mark. A Tavoy Morgan goal just before halftime gave the Heat a 2-1 lead heading into the break. Both teams created chances but William Vanzela and William Banahene each made key saves to keep the game close heading into halftime.
The third quarter saw Harrisburg erupt for two goals in less than a minute as Tavoy Morgan and William Eskay took advantage of Baltimore lapses on defense to take a 4-1 lead. But the Blast answered quickly on goals from Tony Donatelli and Jonatas Melo to make it 4-3. Dominic Francis added to the Heat lead and Vini Dantas kept it within one with a goal late in the third quarter. Harrisburg took advantage of penalty calls to break it open in the 4th that led to the 9-5 final. Blast goalie William Vanzela finished with five saves.
The Blast fall to 13-8 on the season and return home this Saturday for a matchup against the Rochester Lancers on Hall of Fame night. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:05pm from the SECU Arena. Be sure to tune in to MASL TV and follow the Blast on social media for scores and updates.
MASL Match Report February 23, 2020
Baltimore Blast @ Harrisburg Heat
Quarter 1 2 3 4 F
Baltimore 0 1 3 1 5
Harrisburg 1 1 3 4 9
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