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.
Utica City’s Bo Jelovac quieted the crowd with a goal with four minutes to play. The Blast pressed on, but couldn’t come up with the final answer as the visitors tacked on two goals in the final minute for a 12-9 win before an announced crowd of 2,926.
After a slow start, the No. 2 Cornell men’s lacrosse team closed the first and opened the second quarter with nine straight goals as the Big Red upset No. 1 Towson, 18-11, at the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C.
Before Baltimoreans started declaring their allegiances to the Washington Capitals, there were the Baltimore Skipjacks, a scrappy AHL team that gave rise to the likes of Barry Trotz, Claude Julien and Bruce Bourdreau.
The two-time defending MASL-champion Blast open the playoffs by facing the Syracuse Silver Knights in the Eastern Division final. The teams start the best-of-three series Thursday in Syracuse before heading to Baltimore for Game 2 on Sunday with a deciding 15-minute mini-game to follow if needed.