Blast Defeat Harrisburg 12-5
Led by 4 points from Dos Santos
The Blast remain undefeated at home this season after defeating the Heat 12-5. In front of a crowd of 3,554, Adriano Dos Santos recorded two goals and two assists for the Blast. Ricardo Carvalho had two goals for Harrisburg.
The Blast got off to a quick start, scoring twice within the first 5 minutes of the game. Goals by Adriano Dos Santos and Juan Pereira gave the Blast an early 2-0 lead. Harrisburg would answer with two straight goals of their own. Ricardo Carvalho and Thiago Freitas scored to tie the game at 2-2. Pat Healey, Adriano Dos Santos, and Nelson Santana then scored for the Blast to go up 5-2. Elmo Neto got a goal for Harrisburg with under a minute left in the half to make the game 5-3 at halftime.
Harrisburg started the second half strong, with two goals in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd quarter. Goals by David Mellor and Ricardo Carvalho tied the game at 5-5. The Blast answered with 6 straight goals in the quarter. Vini Dantas scored two power play goals, and goals by Tony Donatelli (PP), Jereme Raley, Juan Pereira, and Andrew Hoxie gave the Blast an 11-5 lead after 3 quarters. Jon Orlando would score the only goal of the 4th quarter for a final score of 12-5.
This is the Blast’s sixth straight win overall, and eighth straight win at home. The Blast went 4-4 on the power play, while Harrisburg was 0-1 with the man advantage. Juan Pereira and Vini Dantas each had two goals and one assist for the Blast, and Tony Donatelli had a goal and two assists. Blast goalkeeper Joey Kapinos recorded 12 saves in his team debut. Thiago Freitas and David Mellor had a goal and an assist each for Harrisburg.
The Blast are back in action next Friday, January 26th when they travel to Harrisburg to take on the Heat at 7:35 p.m. EST. The game can be streamed on MASL.tv or on the MASL app.
MASL Match Report
Match: Baltimore Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat
Date: January 20, 2018
Venue: SECU Arena, Towson, MD
Kickoff: 6:05 p.m. EST
Goals 1 2 3 4 F
Baltimore 2 3 6 1 12
Harrisburg 1 2 2 0 5
ABOUT THE MAJOR ARENA SOCCER LEAGUE
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.