BALTIMORE - The Kixx' season-opening road trip of six games continued last night with a 9-8 loss to the Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League at Mariner Arena.

Anthony Maher of Cape May had two goals for the Kixx (1-4), while goalkeeper Sanaldo made nine saves.

The Kixx held a 6-4 lead early in the third quarter on Maher's second score before the Blast (3-1) scored six unanswered points, including Machel Millwood's game-winning shot.

The Kixx' Leo Gibson and Pat Morris also scored. The team next plays in Monterrey, Mexico, on Jan. 3 against La Raza.

The home opener at Temple's Liacouras Center is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 9 against the Rockford Rampage.