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Digest: Blast lose playoff opener at home to Heat, 5-4

Digest: Blast lose playoff opener at home to Heat, 5-4

The Blast dug themselves a 4-0 first-quarter hole in Game 1 of the Major Arena Soccer League Eastern Division finals Saturday night and lost, 5-4, to the visiting Harrisburg Heat.

The defending champion Blast will travel to Harrisburg for Game 2 of the best-of-three series and the potential mini-game Tuesday. Kickoff will be at 7:35 p.m.

After Harrisburg got goals from Tom Mellor, Leandro Alves Duarte, Dominic Francis and Elmo Neto, Tony Donatelli put the Blast on the board 5:15 into the second quarter and Geaton Caltabiano made it 4-2 5:00 into the third.

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