Six games were played Saturday night in the Major Arena Soccer League. Baltimore Blast faced the Syracuse Silver Knights and the Detroit Waza Flo took on the challenge of the Rochester Lancers in a Eastern Division rivals. Chicago Mustangs were looking forward to stopping the Milwaukee Wave and the Wichita B-52s were battled the Tulsa Revolution is a clash of Central Division teams. Southern Division opponents Oxford City of Texas battled the Brownsville Barracudas. The Missouri Comets were pitted against the Harrisburg Heat in a interdivisional game.
The Baltimore Blast defeated the Syracuse Silver Knights 11-4 (5-2) in a Eastern Division game that was held under the multi-point scoring format. Syracuse opened the game with a goal in the first period but the Blast countered with a cutting their lead to 1. Baltimore would score four more goals lead by midfielder Tony Donatelli whose recorded a brace in the victory. The Blast outshot the Silver Knights 17-15 in a game that only had one power play opportunity which Syracuse failed to take advantage off.
Rochester Lancers pasted the Detroit Waza Flo 15-6 (8-2) in a division matchup that was held under the multi-point scoring format. Lancers forward Mauricio Salles recorded a hat trick plus one in his club’s victory as they overcame a 5-4 first period deficit to defeat the Mustangs. Rochester outshot Detroit 25-24 as Lancers’ goalie Joe Kapinos made twenty-two saves in the win. The game was light in penalties as both teams received a total of three power play opportunities.
Chicago Mustangs squeaked past the Milwaukee Wave in a battle of Central Division clubs. The Mustangs opened the game with a 2-1 lead in the first period and lead 4-2 at the half. Milwaukee gave up another goal in the third but rallied in the fourth period with two goals but came up short in the loss. The Wave outshot the Mustangs 30-10 but Chicago’s goalie Jesus Flores made 26 saves in the win and hung in tough during the fourth period Milwaukee rally.
Wichita B-52s blasted the Tulsa Revolution 8-4 in a game that wasn’t even close. The B-52s opened the game with a 4-0 lead before the Revolution scored a goal in the waning minutes of the second period making it a 4-1 game at the half. Tulsa made a brief attempt at a comeback by outscoring Wichita 2-1 in the third but a three goal fourth period by the B-52s iced the win. Wichita outshot Tulsa 19-11 as midfielder Matt Clare recorded a hat trick in the victory.
Oxford City of Texas edged the Brownsville Barracudas 5-4 in a tight game that was decided in the final period. Texas opened up the game with a 2-0 lead before Brownsville scored a goal in the second making it 2-1 at the half. Both teams scored a goal each in the third before the Barracudas score twice in the opening minutes of the fourth giving them a 4-3 lead. Texas forward Lucas Totti rallied his team by tying the game at 5:22 and kicking in the game winner with 0:32 left on the clock. Brownsville outshot Texas 17-14 but the goalie play of Kyle Renfro made the difference in the game with his thirteen saves in the victory.
Missouri Comets defeated the Harrisburg Heat 24-10 (12-5) in a game that was held under the multi-point scoring format. The Comets dominated the game by outscoring the Heat 9-2 in the first period and never looked back. Missouri defender Robert Palmer recorded a hat trick in the victory as they outshot Harrisburg 32-18. Doug Petras came out of retirement to guard the net for the Heat and was peppered with thirty-two shots saving twenty of them in his first game on the artificial pitch since 2003. Petras was the fourth goalie for Harrisburg to suit up this season as they’re looking for that elusive first win of the season.
Sunday’s will feature two games to wrap up week six of the 2014-2015 Major Arena Soccer League with matches between Oxford City F.C. of Texas against the Hidalgo La Fiera and the Monterrey Flash versus Brownsville Barracudas in a battle of Southern Division rivals. All games will be broadcasted on Go Live Sports Cast and for all the latest news from the MASL please visit their website.