Blast suffer first loss of season, 9-8 to Vipers

December 31, 2010|By From Sun news services

OMAHA, Neb. — In a back-and-forth match that featured three lead changes and multiple penalties, the Baltimore Blast lost its first game of the season, 9-8, to the host Omaha Vipers after Johnny Torres scored the eventual game-winner with three minutes left Friday before an announced 3,500.

The Blast (5-1) remains in a tie for first place with the Milwaukee Wave after the Missouri Comets' 13-8 victory over the Wave on Friday.

Max Ferdinand scored the first goal of the game just four minutes in to put Baltimore on top, 2-0. With time running out in the second quarter, former Blast player Carlos Farias scored a restart goal to tie the game at 2.

In the third quarter, the Vipers (3-4) took a 5-2 lead on a power-play goal by Farias before the Blast battled back to score the next two goals and end the period ahead, 8-5. Adauto Neto regained the Blast lead with a power-play goal at 11:13, and Worteh Sampson ended the quarter with another goal.

The Vipers scored the only two goals in the final quarter

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