Baltimore Blast vs. Waza Flo
Friday, February 12, 8:35p.m. EST @ Dort Federal Arena
Setting the Tone:
Baltimore Blast: 12-2 after losing to the Missouri Comets 6-4 last week. First place in the Eastern Division and have clinched a playoff berth.
Waza Flo: 8-7 after winning previous game against the Harrisburg Heat 9-4. Tied for 2nd in the Eastern Division and have clinched a playoff berth.
Previous Matchups: The Blast are 2-0 against the Waza Flo this season.
November 21st Blast 11 Waza Flo 1
January 8th Blast 9 Waza Flo 3
Baltimore Team Leaders:
Points: Goals: Assists: Blocks:
Vini Dantas-30 Vini Dantas- 20 Tony Donatelli- 13 Pat Healey- 29
Tony Donatelli-25 Lucas Roque- 13 Vini Dantas-10 Adriano Dos Santos- 13
Lucas Roque- 19 Tony Donatelli-12 Pat Healey-10 Kaoru Forbess-12
Pat Healey- 16 Andrew Hoxie-11 Jinho Kim-7 Jinho Kim- 6
Defense Wins Championships:
This season the Blast have allowed only 38 goals while scoring 93 for the best goal differential in the MASL. William Vanzela leads the league GAA with a 2.65 average and save percentage with a .809%.
2014-15 MASL Defender of the Year, First Team All MASL, and Team Captain Pat Healey anchors the defense which is ranked one of the best in the league again this season. Healey and others, like MASL All Rookie Team selection Onua Obasi, and veteran defender Adriano Dos Santos, continue to carry the long tradition of stout Baltimore defense.
While Vini Dantas leads the Blast in points with 30, which is 10th best in the league, the Blast are far from being one dimensional. The Blast have 8 players who have recorded 10 points or more this season including veteran leaders Tony Donatelli, Lucas Roque, and Pat Healey.
The Competition- Waza Flo:
The Waza Flo points leader is Oliveira de Lenardo who has 25 off 9 goals and 16 assists. Costea Decu ranks second for the Waza Flo with 8 goals and 11 assists for 19 points this season. Goalkeeper, Rafeal Dias is 6-6 on the seasons and enters with a 6.56 GAA and save percentage of .748. The Waza Flo are coached by Jimmy Mortada.
February 15th 8:05p.m. EST Baltimore Blast @ Chicago Mustangs
February 19th 7:35p.m. EST Baltimore Blast vs. Missouri Comets
February 21st 5:05p.m. EST Baltimore Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat