SAN DIEGO, JUNE 3 -- Branko Segota scored twice in the first period and the San Diego Sockers cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Blast Saturday night in Game 3 of the Major Indoor Soccer League championship series.
The Sockers lead the best-of-seven series by 2-1. Game 4 will be played here Monday night.
San Diego raced to a 5-0 lead. Segota got his first goal during a power play at 7:39 of the first period, on the first of two assists by Paul Wright.
Wes Wade scored off Jim Gabarra's pass less than six minutes later. Segota scored again with one second remaining in the period when he took a feed from Waad Hirmez and scored a 3-0 edge.
Ben Collins scored at 6:41 of the second period, off Wright's second assist. Baltimore had its best scoring chance of the half stopped when San Diego goalkeeper Victor Nogueira made a diving save on a shot by Mark Mettrick midway through the period.
Rod Castro pushed the lead to 5-0 at 10:55 of the third period.
The Blast avoided a shutout when Domenic Mobilio scored an unassisted goal at 13:31 of the third period. Baltimore got its second goal at 9:12 of the fourth period when Mettrick scored off a pass from Carl Valentine.