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GAME PREVIEW: Baltimore Blast at Harrisburg Heat
Saturday, January 3, 2015 @ Farm Show Arena -7:05pm
By the Numbers:
Baltimore Blast: Won previous game against Rochester Lancers 19-8. Baltimore enters in first place in the East (8-0).
Harrisburg Heat: Lost previous game vs. Syracuse Silver Knights 24-18. Harrisburg enters in last place in the East (0-7).
Points: Goals: Assists: Blocks:
Lucas Roque- 18 Lucas Roque- 15 Pat Healey- 8 Pat Healey- 22
Tony Donatelli- 14 Tony Donatelli- 7 Tony Donatelli-7 Mike Deasel- 7
Lucio Gonzaga- 11 Lucio Gonzaga- 7 Levi Houpeau- 6 Tony Donatelli- 6
Levi Houpeau- 10 Max Ferdinand- 5 Onua Obasi- 5 Onua Obasi- 6
Firing on all cylinders:
The offense has been well rounded scoring 169 points in 8 games this season. Lucas Roque leads the team in goals with 18 points, 15 being from goals scored. Tony Donatelli has recorded 7 assists and 7 goals for 14 points so far this season. Baltimore is far from being one sided as the defense has played just as well as the offense. Pat Healey leads the league with 22 blocks and Baltimore leads the league in average goals allowed per game (2.5). In net for the Blast, William Vanzela has recorded 2 shutouts this season and leads the MASL in GAA (2.50) and save percentage (.826).
In addition to the returning players, the Blast roster also includes eight newcomers. Offensively the Blast really show their team depth with 16 players who have recorded 2 or more points this season. During the 8 game winning streak to start the season the Blast have been able to average 8.3 goals per game.
The Harrisburg Heat enters this weekend’s game at 0-7 after a 26-18 loss to the Syracuse Silver Knights. Coming off a game in which the Heat recorded their most points so far this season the offense looks to stay hot against the solid Blast defense. Kenneth Fultz leads the Heat with 6 goals and Chris Hall has recorded 4. Defender Tyler Witmer has recorded 7 blocks this season which leads the team. The Heat are coached by Blast Hall of Famer Tarik Walker.
January 10th vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
January 16th @ Milwaukee Wave
January 17th @ Detroit Waza Flo