Saturday, December 17, 2011

Comets Fall in Baltimore

The score was a lot closer than the scoreline appeared, but the Comets saw their 4 game winning streak snapped last night in Baltimore as the Comets fell to the Blast 17-9. Playing without captain Byron Alvarez and defender Bryan Harris, the task was already a big ask for the Comets. Some defensive mistakes once again cost the Comets early as Shaun David capitalized on a poor back pass to Danny Waltman a little over a minute into the game. Adauto Neto doubled the lead only a few minutes later and the Blast looked set to cruise to a victory. Late in the second quarter the Comets though got themselves back into the game. New signing Tiguinho and Neto both got on the board inside the last 5 minutes of the second quarter to tie the game at 4-4. Unfortunately the tie only lasted for about 9 seconds as the Comets again became lax after scoring a goal themselves. Machel Millwood scored to make it 6-4 at the half.

The Blast started to pull away in the third quarter. Carlos Garcia scored two goals about 3 minutes apart about half way through the third that made it 10-4. Leo Gibson though cut the lead to 10-6 shortly after as he finished up a rebound on a power play to make the game interesting heading into the 4th quarter.

The fourth quarter though saw the Blast once again get the first goal as Neto got his second on a great individual effort to make it 12-6. As the quarter progressed, the Comets tried to find a way back into the game but were unable to. Waltman got pulled for Vahid Assadpour to play the 6th attacker role and the Comets were able to pull to within a goal as Tiguinho fired home a 3 pointer to make it 12-9. The Comets stuck with the 6th attacker to try and find an equalizer, but it was the Blast who pulled away. A 3 pointer and a late 2 pointer flattered the scoreline for the Blast as the game finished 17-9, but was much closer than that.

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