Blast rolls past Milwaukee, 22-16

Road victory puts team half-game out of lead


March 18, 2001|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

MILWAUKEE - The Blast moved closer to the conference lead, rolling to a 22-16 victory over the Milwaukee Wave yesterday.

The Blast's victory, combined with Harrisburg's 24-16 loss to the Kansas City Attack, left the Blast (21-14) a half-game behind the Heat in the National Professional Soccer League's American Conference.

The Blast scored 12 points in the third quarter to put the game away.

Giuliano Celenza scored the game-winner for the Blast (21-14). It was the third game-winner for the rookie in seven games since joining the team.

After the first quarter ended in a 6-6 tie, the Blast shut out the Wave in the second quarter en route to a 10-6 halftime lead.

In a 6:03 span in the third quarter, the visitors scored five unanswered goals.

Jason Dieter, Celenza, Denison Cabral and Tarik Walker scored a pair of two-pointers for the Blast. Lee Tschantret had a five-point game, with a two-point goal and three assists. Dieter also assisted on a goal, giving him five points.

Steve Morris paced the Wave with two goals and an assist.

Blast 6 4 12 0 - 22

Milwaukee 6 0 5 5 - 16

Blast: Tschantret (1-2pG, 3-A), Dieter (2-2pG, 1-A), Thomas (1-2pG, 3-A), Celenza (2-2pG), Cabral (2-2pG), Walker (2-2pG), Wright (1-2pG), Kelly (1-A). Milwaukee: Morris (2-2pG, 1-A), Alebic (1-3pG), Dusosky (1-2pG, 1-A), Ackah (1-2pG), Tirschman (1-2pG), Sibiya (1-2pG), Carbonara (1-A), Loftin (1-A), Reiniger (1-A). Att:10,412.

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