Blast wins 3rd in row, routing Lancers, 26-9

November 27, 2011|Sports Digest


Blast wins 3rd in row, routing Lancers, 26-9

The Blast improved to 3-1 in the Major Indoor Soccer League with a 26-9 win over the Rochester Lancers on Saturday. Eight Blast players, including newly signed Shaun David and rookies Mike Deasel and J.T. Noone, scored in Baltimore's third straight victory. Adauto Neto and Machel Millwood each scored two first-quarter goals to give the Blast a 12-3 lead. Max Ferdinand also contributed a first-quarter goal, and David recorded a goal and two assists in his first quarter with the Blast. Neto scored his third goal of the match late in the game. The Blast will play at Syracuse today at 4 p.m. with hopes of avenging the opening-night loss to the Silver Knights.

More soccer

Ravens seek international games next summer

The Ravens are negotiating with several international soccer clubs with the hope of playing host to two potentially high-profile games next summer. "We are working on bringing two international soccer matches to M&T Bank Stadium this summer, but it is too soon to know if we will be successful," Ravens president Dick Cass said. M&T Bank Stadium was the site of an exhibition between A.C. Milan and Chelsea in July 2009 that attracted more than 72,000 fans, which was a sellout. A year later, approximately 36,500 fans watched Inter Milan play Manchester City. The Ravens were hoping to have a soccer game at the stadium this past summer, but they were unable to secure an agreement. Team officials have long expressed their desire to have other non-Ravens events at the state-owned facility. Some events that have already been lined up include college football games between Maryland and West Virginia in 2013, Maryland and Virginia Tech in 2014, Navy and Ohio State in 2014, and Army and Navy in 2014. The Face-Off Classic, a college lacrosse tripleheader, will take place at M&T Bank Stadium in March, and the following year, the facility will host the NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four for the sixth time since 2003.

Jeff Zrebiec

Varsity cross country

Winters Mill's Oneda qualifies for national finals

Winters Mill senior Hannah Oneda finished sixth at Saturday's Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional qualifying to run in the national championships next month. Oneda, who set a meet and course record at Hereford in winning the state Class 2A championship earlier this month, finished in 18 minutes, 26 seconds on the 5,000-meter course in Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island, N.Y. Angel Piccirillo of Homer City, Pa., won the 33rd annual event in 18:01, the third-fastest time run on the course by a girl. The top 10 finishers qualify to run at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship National Finals in San Diego's Balboa Park on Dec. 10. An All-Metro selection last season, Oneda also won the girls elite race at the Bull Run this fall. She was the only runner from Maryland — boy or girl — to qualify for the national championships.

Katherine Dunn

Laurel Park

Deliburnsky wins Dave's Friend by 21/4 lengths

Deliburnsky stumbled at the break but quickly righted himself, hustled to the lead and won the $75,000 Dave's Friend Stakes, the feature at Laurel Park. Pedro Cotto Jr. rode the son of Flatter for trainer Tony Wilson. The 2-year-old won for the third time in five starts and the second time against stakes company. Deliburnsky came into the Dave's Friend off a romping score in the Jersey Juvenile at Monmouth Park. "He was a little bit anxious in the gate," Cotto said. "He wanted to go out so fast he stumbled but he picked it up pretty good. I was pretty confident. I knew when I asked him he was going to respond." "We knew it was time to give him an opportunity in another open stakes race, said Wilson."He's a big horse, that's why he stumbled leaving there a little bit. He's got to get a little more ground under him. We're going to go places with this guy." Deliburnsky, who completed the six-furlong distance in 1:10.81 and won by 21/4 lengths, paid $6.80. Glib, the odds-on favorite, broke sluggishly, then advanced to second but was unable to threaten the winner.

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