The Baltimore Blast beat the Wichita Wings 12-6 on Saturday in Balitmore, the Wings’ seventh loss in their last eight games.
Baltimore held Wichita scoreless in the first half and took a 6-0 lead into halftime.
The Wings finally got on the scoreboard in the final minute of the third quarter — twice. Tiguinho scored an unassisted goal at 14:09 of the period, then assisted on a goal by Andrew Hoxie at 14:48 to cut the Blast’s lead to 6-4.
Wichita tied the score early in the fourth quarter when Victor Quiroz scored with an assist from Tiguinho, but the tie was short-lived. Baltimore responded with three goals in the next five minutes, two of them by Lucas Roque.
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With four games left in the season the Wings are two games behind Chicago for the final MISL playoff spot. Wichita plays at Rochester on Monday.
First quarter — 1, Baltimore, Gonzaga (Neto), 8:36. 2, Baltimore, Myers (Dos Santos), 9:35.
Second quarter — 3, Baltimore, Myers (Roque), 11:45.
Third quarter — 4, Wichita, Tiguinho, 11:45. 5, Wichita, Hoxie (Tiguinho), 14:48.
Fourth quarter — 6, Wichita, Quiroz (Tiguinho), 2:16. 7, Baltimore, Mangione, 3:43. 8, Baltimore, Roque (Gonzaga), 3:59. 9, Baltimore, Roque (Dos Santos), 7:06.
Shots — Wichita 14, Baltimore 20.
Goalkeepers — Wichita, Sanaldo 15 shots, 9 saves; Baltimore, Hernandez 12-9.
T — 1:59. A — 7,060.