Dec. 31, 3p.m.
Machel Millwood led with a hat trick while Shaun David, Carlos Garcia and Pat Healey each scored two goals as the Blast stayed perfect on the road this season with a 19-8 win over the Norfolk SharX in Major Indoor Soccer League action Sunday.
Despite giving up the first goal of the game and trailing for 19 minutes, the Blast (7-3) scored three goals in the second quarter to take a 7-2 lead into halftime.
The SharX got a quick goal from Matthew Delicate less than 30 seconds into the match to take a 2-0 lead but Millwood answered in the second quarter with back-to-back goals to put the Blast on top 5-2. David added a late first-half goal to extend the lead to 7-2.
The Blast and SharX combined to score five goals in the first six minutes of the third quarter, with the Blast extending its lead to 13-6.
Healey got the first goal of the quarter before Delicate scored his second goal of the game. Millwood scored next for the hat trick and then Garcia added a goal to make it 13-4.
Yomba William scored the last goal of the quarter to cut into the Blast lead.
Delicate completed a hat trick for the SharX in the final quarter of play, and David, Garcia and Healey all added their second goals to seal the 19-8 victory.
In his first start, Fitzgerald turned away eight of the 12 shots he faced.Bl.0766—19Sh.2042—8
1st Quarter: 1. Norfolk, Matthew Delicate, :22.
2nd Quarter: 1. Blast, Machel Millwood, 4:46; 2. Blast, Machel Millwood (3PG), 8:22; 3. Blast, Shaun David (J.T. Noone), 12:30.
3rd Quarter: 4. Blast, Pat Healey (Machel Millwood), 1:20; 2. Norfolk, Matthew Delicate (Yomby William), 4:48; 5. Machel Millwood (Adauto Neto), 5:20; 6. Blast, Carlos Garcia (Mike Deasel), 5:37; 3. Norfolk, Yomby William (Gersen Dos Santos), 6:00.
4th Quarter: 4. Norfolk, Matthew Delicate (Brady Bryant), 2:39; 7. Blast, Shaun David, 3:31; 8. Carlos Garcia (Mike Lookingland), 5:07; 9. Pat Healey (Max Ferdinand), 13:55.
Penalties: Norfolk, Andrew Marshall (2 minutes), Tripping, 10:06.
Blast, Akira Fitzgerald: 8 saves, 12 shots faced
SharX, Brian Sowell: 7 saves, 16 shots faced