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Game Preview 12/31 & 1/2

 Game Preview

                                                                                                AWAY: Thursday, December 31st @ Harrisburg Heat 5:05p.m. Farm Show Arena
HOME: Saturday, January 2nd vs. Syracuse Silver Knights 7:35p.m. Royal Farms Arena
 
 
Setting the Tone: 
 
Baltimore Blast: 7-0 after defeating the Harrisburg Heat in previous game 5-1.  First place in the Eastern Division.  
 
December 31- Harrisburg Heat: 0-6, lost previous game against the Syracuse Silver Knights 9-7. Six and a half games back in the Eastern Division. 
 
Previous Matchup: Baltimore defeated Harrisburg 5-1.
 
January 2- Syracuse Silver Knights: 3-3 after defeating the Harrisburg Heat 9-7 last week. Three and a half games back in the Eastern Division. 
 
Previous Matchup: Baltimore defeated Syracuse 5-2.  
 
Baltimore Team Leaders: 
 
Points:         Goals:          Assists:                  Blocks: 
Vini Dantas-16 Vini Dantas- 12   Tony Donatelli- 6          Pat Healey- 12
Levi Houapeu-9 Andrew Hoxie- 8          Pat Healey-5   Kaoru Forbess- 7
Lucas Roque- 9 3 Players Tied With- 5 4 Players Tied With-4   Adriano Dos Santos- 9
Tony Donatelli- 9         Onua Obasi-4                    Levi Houapeu- 4
 
 
Defense Wins Championships:
This season the Blast defense has allowed only 15 goals while scoring 51 for the 2nd best goal differential in the MASL. William Vanzela leads the league GAA with a 2.14 average and save percentage with a .831%.  
 
2014-15 MASL Defender of the Year, First Team All MASL, and Team Captain Pat Healey anchors the defense which is one of the best in the league this season. Healey and others, like MASL All Rookie Team selection Onua Obasi, and veteran defender Adriano Dos Santos, continue the long tradition of stout Baltimore defense.
 
The Competition- Harrisburg Heat: 
The Heat are led offensively by Christopher Williams who has recorded 3 goals and 3 assists so far this season and leads the team with 6 points. Kenny Fultz leads the team with 4 goals. Goalkeepers Scott Krotee and Timothy Mehl have both started 3 games this season. Krotee enters with a 7.04 GAA and Mehl enters with a 9.39.  The Heat are coached by Baltimore Blast Hall of Famer, Tarik Walker. 
 
 
The Competition- Syracuse Silver Knights: 
The Silver Knights are led offensively by Jerjer Gibson who has 8 goals and 4 assists so far this season for 12 points. Antonio Manfut, Slavisa Ubiparipovic, Bo Jelovac, and Kenardo Forbes have all also contributed 8 points this season. Goalkeeper Byran OQuinn enters with a 5.45 GAA. The Silver Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner. 
 
 
Upcoming Games:
January 2nd 7:05p.m. EST Syracuse Silver Knights @ Baltimore Blast 
January 8th 7:35p.m. EST Waza Flo @ Baltimore Blast
January 9th 7:35p.m. EST Harrisburg Heat @ Baltimore Blast  
 

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