BLAST FALL TO TROPICS 6-4
Baltimore, MD (December 4, 2021) – The Blast returned to SECU Arena for their first game in front of fans in over a year. In their exciting return, the Blast fell to the Florida Tropics 6-4.
The Tropics jumped out to an early lead when Zach Reget scored the opening goal of the game, but Lucas Roque would answer for the Blast with his first goal of the season. Before the end of the quarter, Drew Ruggles gave the Tropics a 2-1 lead with his first goal of the season.
Only :36 seconds into the second quarter the Tropics took advantage of a power play opportunity and extended their lead to two. This would be the only goal of the quarter as both teams played solid defense limiting opportunities. At the half, the Blast trailed 3-1.
The Blast would score the first goal of the second half when Tony Donatelli found the back of the net for off an assist from Jonathan Melo. The Tropics answered with back to back goals seconds apart when Bruno Enrique recorded his first goal of the season followed by Zach Reget’s second goal of the night. Lucas Roque would record his second goal of the night with a powerplay goal assisted by Jonathan Melo to pull the Blast back within two. Going into the final quarter, the Blast trailed 5-3.
In his return to Baltimore, Max Ferdinand found the back of the net in the fourth quarter to cut the Tropic lead to one. Despite multiple opportunities late in the game the Blast couldn’t find the equalizer. The Topics added a late empty net goal and at the final buzzer, the Blast fell to the Tropics 6-4.
The Blast were led by Lucas Roque with two goals and Jonathan Melo with two assists. Goalkeeper, William Vanzela, recorded 13 saves.
The Blast return home Saturday, December 11 to the SECU Arena to take on the Milwaukee Wave. Kickoff is at 6:05 EST. Follow the Blast on social media for updates and contact 410-73-BLAST to order tickets or go to baltimoreblast.com.
MASL Match Report December 4, 2021
Florida Tropics @ Baltimore Blast: SECU Arena
Kickoff: 6:05p.m. ET
Quarter 1 2 3 4 F
Florida 2 1 2 1 6
Baltimore 1 0 2 1 4