After the Red Devils (3-0-7) came out strong and nearly put in three shots in the first five minutes, the Blitzers (4-2-4) came out of their shells by scoring the first seven goals of the contest en route to a 7-1 win in front of nearly 200 fans at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium.
Several club records were broken in the win. Richie Wilson scored three goals, the first hat trick in club history. Daniel Stevens added two goals to notch the Blitzers first ever brace, while John Grabowski snagged two assists for the first multi-assist contest by a single players. David Thoin and Stevens became the first players to notch a goal and an assist in the same game — Stevens had two — while the four players with multi-point games set the club’s standard as well. Mike Unwin also tallied in the win.
Wilson now has five goals on the year, one ahead of Stevens for the Golden Boot Award. He was named Man of the Match.
Nick Fetterman earned the win for the Blitzers, his first as a member of the club.
FC Buffalo heads to Maryland on Friday to finish the season series, and will close out its inaugural campaign on Sunday, July 11 at 7 p.m. for the club’s only night home game of the season.