Blast suffers first loss after rally falls short, 12-10

The Blast's nine-game winning streak ended Friday night with a 12-10 loss to the Chicago Soul.

Down 10-0 in the first quarter, the visiting Blast fought back but was unable to tie the score.

Ephraim Beard scored the first goal of the night, putting the Soul on top 2-0 before Eric Lukin added a 3-pointer three minutes later. Beard scored again, making it 7-0, and Carlos Munoz scored the Soul's fourth first-quarter goal to extend the lead to 10-0 before Pat Healey's goal cut it to 10-2.

Adriano Dos Santos and Adauto Neto scored the only goals of the second quarter, reducing the Soul's lead to 10-4 and then 10-6.

After 22 scoreless minutes, Lukin scored his second goal of the game to put the Soul on top 12-6.

J.T. Noone started the Blast's late surge in the third quarter with his first goal of the season to cut the deficit to 12-8. Healey's second goal put the Blast within two points with less than 90 seconds remaining, but Baltimore's sixth-attacker offense was unable to score again.

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1. Chicago, Ephraim Beard (Carlos Farias), 2:58; 2. Chicago, Eric Lukin (3PG) (Cuitlahuac Meza), 5:34; 3.Chicago, Ephraim Beard (Carlos Farias), 8:38; 4. Chicago, Carlos Munoz (3PG), 11:58; 1. Baltimore, Pat Healey (Machel Millwood), 13:58. Penalties: None.


2. Baltimore, Adriano Dos Santos (Max Ferdinand), 9:03; 3. Baltimore, Adauto Neto (Mike Lookingland), 12:05. Penalties: None.


5. Chicago, Eric Lukin (PPG), 4:36; 4. Baltimore, J.T. Noone (Tony Donatelli), 14:04. Penalties: Chicago, Eric Lukin (2 minuets), Pushing, :53; Baltimore, Adriano Dos Santos (2 minutes), Striking, 3:57.


5. Baltimore, Pat Healey, 13:37. Penalties: Chicago (5 minutes) Illegal Substitution, 4:21.

Shots: Blast: 30, Chicago 15. Power Play: Blast: 0 for 1. Chicago: 1 for 1. Goalkeepers: Blast, William Vanzela: 10 saves, 15 shots faced. Chicago, Jeff Richey: 24 saves, 29 shots faced

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