12:20 AM EST, February 11, 2013
Major Indoor Soccer League
Blast rallies on road again to top Comets
For the second time during the weekend, the Blast battled back from a first-quarter deficit to earn a victory on the road Sunday, beating the Missouri Comets, 27-13. Seven different players scored, and Ptah Myers and Adauto Neto recorded hat tricks as the Blast improved to 19-5 with two games remaining in the regular season. Missouri's Cristiano and Leo Gibson opened the scoring to put the Comets on top 5-0 before the Blast mounted its first comeback of the game to tie it at 5. J.T. Noone scored a three-pointer and Max Ferdinand added a goal a minute later to make it 5-5 after one quarter. Neto gave Baltimore its first lead of the game, 7-5, in the third minute of the second quarter before Cristiano's second goal tied it up at 7-7. The Comets regained the lead, 9-7, on a goal from Ramone Palmer, but Neto's second goal tied it for the third time and Myers' gave the Blast an 11-9 halftime lead. Lucio Gonzaga, Stephen DeRoux and Neto scored to put the Blast on top 17-9. The Comets fought back, getting the next two goals to make it 17-13 after three quarters. The Blast opened the final quarter with a man advantage, and Gonzaga knocked in a power-play goal to make it 19-13. Myers added two goals in the final quarter, including a short-handed goal, while Ferdinand added a power play goals; Pat Healey (Towson U., Calvert Hall) scored one goal to go along with his four assists for the Blast.
—From Sun staff and news services
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