Blast rout Tropics, 10-1, in Sunday matinee, stay unbeaten at home in MASL
The Baltimore Sun|
Dec 10, 2017 at 6:25 PM
Tony Donatelli had two goals and three assists to lead the Blast to a 10-1 victory over the Florida Tropics in a Major Arena Soccer League game Sunday afternoon before an announced 3,429 at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
William Vanzela made 13 saves for the Blast (5-1), who improved to 5-0 at home this season. Daniel Peruzzi scored twice in the opening half, and Andrew Hoxie and Jereme Raley added goals to give the Blast a 4-0 halftime lead.
The Blast scored the first five goals of the second half, with Donatelli converting twice and Jamie Thomas, Marco Nascimento and Nelson Santana each adding a goal.
Raphael Schlemper scored for the Tropics with 6:45 left in the fourth quarter to end the run, but Adriano Dos Santos added a goal for the Blast, who also got two assists from Hoxie. Florida finished the game with a 25-24 edge in shots.
The Blast took a 1 1/2-game lead in the Eastern Division over Florida (4-3), which got 13 saves from Piotr Sliwa.
The teams will play again Friday at 7:35 p.m. in Lakeland, where the Tropics handed the Blast their only loss this season, 5-4 on Nov. 18.