Utica City FC beaten by Baltimore at home


UTICA — Utica City FC fell to the Baltimore Blast 8-4 Sunday afternoon at home. Juan Pereira scored four goals for Baltimore in the win.

The Blast opened the first quarter with two goals, but Utica City came back with three of their own. Dominic Vitale got their first of the day at 2:21 of the second. Four minutes later, Cristhian Segura added a goal assisted by Bo Jelovac. Quenton Swift capped off the three-goal run to tie the game up going into halftime.

Isiah Dorsey scored within 39 seconds of the third quarter breaking the tie. It took a Patrick Thompson goal set up by Bo Jelovac to tie it back up at 12:14 of the third.

The Blast scored again less than two minutes into the fourth by Jereme Raley. Baltimore scored three times in the final 10 minutes of the game for the 8-4 win.

UCFC outshot the Blast 26-20 in the loss, and fell to 2-5 on the season. They will battle Ontario at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, at home as UCFC hosts Ted Lasso day.


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