Blast fall to Wave, 2-1, in Eastern Conference final, halting quest for fourth straight MASL title
By Baltimore Sun staff
Apr 28, 2019 at 5:25 PM
The Blast fell to the host Milwaukee Wave, 2-1, in the Eastern Conference final Sunday, denying Baltimore a chance to win a fourth straight Major Arena Soccer League championship.
Ian Bennett scored the winning goal in the fourth quarter for the Wave, who will meet the Monterrey Flash, a 4-3 overtime winner over the San Diego Sockers in the Western Conference final Sunday, for the MASL Ron Newman Cup.
The three-time defending MASL champion Blast (17-8) were looking to reach the championship round for a ninth straight year, having won four titles in the past eight years.
Down one game in the Eastern Division championship, the three-time defending champions rallied for a 7-3 win in Game 2 and got a goal from veteran defender Adriano Dos Santos with a 1:33 remaining in the ensuing 15-minute mini-game to advance with a 2-1 victory.