Blast Defeat Rampage 3-2
Led by 3 points from Lucas Roque
The Blast defeated the Cedar Rapids Rampage 3-2 in a hard fought game where both defenses played well. Lucas Roque led the Blast with two goals and an assist on the game.
Both teams had scoring chances in the first half, but the defenses held up. The Blast got the first two goals of the game, with Lucas Roque scoring both in the 1st quarter. Cedar Rapids would answer with a Mohamed Kenawy goal in the second quarter. Those would be the only goals scored in the half, as the Blast would take a 2-1 lead at halftime.
The tight defense continued in the second half, with neither offense really able to get going. Cedar Rapids scored in the 3rd quarter on a goal by Derek Huffman to tie the game at 2-2. The Blast would answer in the 4th quarter with a goal from Jon Orlando to retake the lead. The Blast defense would do the rest as they held on for a 3-2 win.
The Blast win their second straight game behind a great defensive effort. William Vanzela recorded six saves on the game and also contributed an assist for Baltimore. Rampage goalkeeper Rainer Hauss also had six saves in the game.
The Blast are back in action next Saturday, January 6th at 6:05 p.m. EST to host the Harrisburg Heat at SECU Arena. Tickets can be found by contacting the Blast office at 410-732-5278 or at ticketmaster.com.
MASL Match Report
Match: Cedar Rapids Rampage vs. Baltimore Blast
Date: December 31, 2017
Venue: U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Kickoff: 3:05 p.m. CST/ 4:05 p.m. EST
Goals 1 2 3 4 F
Cedar Rapids 0 1 1 0 2
Baltimore 2 0 0 1 3
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