DALLAS -- Cris Vacarro was virtually flawless in goal last night, allowing just two shots to slip by as the Dallas Sidekicks were practically helpless in their home by the Baltimore Blast, 6-2.
"Vacarro has been magnificent," Blast coach Kenny Cooper said. "We talked about it late in the game and decided to leave him in to get his goals-against-average down." Rod Castro got two goals, one from a shootout, to lead the Blast. He would have had another but goalie Joe Papaleo successfully defended the shootout. Both shootout attempts were the result of hand ball calls on Mike Uremovich.
The Blast held a 2-1 lead at halftime, but two third-quarter goals gave them all they would need.
Castro got the first goal of the third period with just two minutes gone. After the first of Uremovich's hand balls, Castro took the penalty kick, cut left then right and fired a shot into the far left post. Papaleo bit on the fake and was lying on the ground when the shot found its mark.