Healey wins it in OT after Wakefield scores with :24 left in regulation

Pro Soccer Blast 18, La Raza 16

March 02, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

MONTERREY, Mexico - After a fourth quarter in which the Blast and Monterrey La RaZa traded goals and the lead, rookie Pat Healey finally gave the Blast an 18-16 overtime victory last night at Monterrey Arena.

Healey scored the game-winner for the first-place Blast at the 4:25 mark of overtime.

The Blast's PJ Wakefield (UMBC) sent the game into an extra period when he scored with 24 seconds left in regulation.

The Blast had a 10-4 lead at halftime, but La RaZa scored three times in the third period to tie it at 10.

The teams traded goals in the final quarter, with Monterrey taking a 16-14 lead in the eighth minute before Wakefield tied the game. Mike Lookingland scored early in the quarter to give the Blast the lead again, 12-10, before Genoni Martinez scored to tie it at 12. Carlos Garcia put the Blast back on top, 14-12, less than two minutes before Jose Birche and then Mariano Bollella scored to give La RaZa its first lead of the game, 16-14.

Earlier, the Blast's Denison Cabral surpassed the 900-point mark for his career. His goal 1:02 into the match put him at 901, making him the third Blast player to hit the 900 mark. Cabral also is the first Blast player to record all his points for the Baltimore franchise.

Cabral is the Blast's all-time leader in points, goals, two-point goals, one-point goals, power-play goals and game-winning goals. He ranks second all time in assists.

LA RAZA (7-6) @ BLAST (11-2)

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