by Justin Bittner

Baltimore, MD (March 22, 2019) – The Blast record their fourteenth victory of the season with a 7-1 victory over the Orlando SeaWolves.

The Blast started off the game on the front foot as Adriano Dos Santos rolled the ball over to Tony Donatelli, who finished the goal to make it 1-0 Blast. Despite being outshot by the Seawolves eleven to four, the Blast held the lead for the rest of the quarter. Donatelli’s goal would be the difference as both teams headed into the second quarter.

Juan Galvis would tally his first Blast goal, as he received a cross from Tony Donatelli to extend the Blast’s lead 2-0. Minutes later, Jonatas Melo would lay a pass off to Elton de Olveira, who fired the shot past the Orlando goalkeeper to make the score 3-0. Shortly after, Osvaldo Rojas would receive a pass from Thiago Freitas, and blast the ball past Vanzela to cut the Blast lead to 3-1.Both teams would remain scoreless the rest of the quarter as the Blast went into halftime with a 3-1 lead. William Vanzela totaled a staggering sixteen saves in the first half.

Vini Dantas would open the second half with a goal of the season contender. Dantas shot the ball on a first –time turnaround volley into an empty net to make the Blast lead 4-1. Jereme Raley would add to his goal total this season with his second goal of the season to give the Blast a 5-1 lead midway through the third quarter. The Blast would head into the third quarter break with a 5-1 lead.

Early in the fourth quarter, Jereme Raley put home the rebound from Tony Donatelli’s shot for his second goal of the game and sixth for the Blast. The Orlando SeaWolves brought on their sixth attacker with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Tony Donatelli would collect his eleventh goal of the season midway through the fourth quarter to wrap up a 7-1 Blast victory.

Adriano Dos Santos led the Blast in scoring with four points off one goal and three assists. Jereme Raley collected twenty-five saves in one of his best performances in a Blast jersey. The Blast remain tied for the Eastern Division lead with Utica City FC. The Blast play their final regular season home game versus the Mississauga Metrostars Sunday March 24th at 3:00 p.m.