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Game Preview 2/15

 Game Preview

Baltimore Blast vs. Chicago Mustangs

Monday, February 15, 7:35p.m. EST @ Sears Centre

 

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.

 

Chicago Mustangs: 13-4 after losing previous game against the Missouri Comets 8-7. Second place in the Central Division and have clinched a playoff berth.

 

Previous Matchups: The Blast defeated the Mustangs 7-4 in the first matchup this season.  

 

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.

 

Team Play:

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- Chicago Mustangs:

The Mustangs are led by Efrain Wilo Martinez who leads the team with 20 goals and 18 assists for 38 points on the season. Adolfo Bofo Bautista has contributed 18 goals this season. Defensively Joshio Sandoval (34) and Carlos Pichardo (25) both rank in the top 10 in the league in blocks.  Goalkeeper, Jesus Flores has played every game for the Mustangs this season and enters with a 5.63 GAA and save percentage of .706. The Waza Flo are coached by Armando Gamboa.  

 

Upcoming Games:

February 19th     7:35p.m. EST      Baltimore Blast vs. Missouri Comets  

February 21st      5:05p.m. EST      Baltimore Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat  

February 26th     8:35p.m. EST      Baltimore Blast @ St. Louis Ambush 

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