Baltimore Blast

Stars come through to give the Blast a 7-6 win over Utica City FC

Stars come through to give the Blast a 7-6 win over Utica City FC

The Blast pride themselves on having a balanced attack and playing strong team defense.

But sometimes it’s OK and necessary to lean on the star players.

So, there was goalkeeper William Vanzela making seven saves in the third quarter alone to keep the Blast close Saturday against visiting Utica City FC.

And then there was midfielder and captain Tony Donatelli giving the home team its first lead in the fourth quarter and another one a little later. Finally it was veteran forward Andrew Hoxie’s turn. He scored what went on to be the game-winning goal with 4:53 to play en route to a 7-6 win over Utica City before an announced crowd of 3,706 at Towson University’s SECU...

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