GAME PREVIEW: Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
Saturday, January 10, 2015 @ Royal Farms Arena -7:35pm
By the Numbers:
Baltimore Blast: Won previous game against Harrisburg Heat 29-8. Baltimore enters in first place in the East (9-0).
Syracuse Silver Knights: Won previous game vs. Rochester Lancers 18-10. Syracuse enters in second place in the East (4-5).
Points: Goals: Assists: Blocks:
Lucas Roque- 18 Lucas Roque- 15 Tony Donatelli- 9 Pat Healey- 25
Tony Donatelli- 16 Lucio Gonzaga- 8 Pat Healey-9 Onua Obasi- 8
Lucio Gonzaga- 12 Tony Donatelli- 7 Levi Houpeau- 7 Mike Deasel- 7
3 players tied with- 11 Max Ferdinand- 7 Onua Obasi- 5 Tony Donatelli- 6
Adriano Dos Santos- 7
Firing on all cylinders:
The offense has been well rounded scoring 198 points in 9 games this season. Lucas Roque leads the team with 18 points, 15 being from goals scored. Tony Donatelli has recorded 9 assists and 7 goals for 16 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 25 blocks and Baltimore leads the league in average goals allowed per game (2.7). 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 9 game winning streak to start the season the Blast have been able to average 8.9 goals per game.
The Syracuse Silver Knights enter this weekend’s game at 4-5 after an 18-10 win against the Rochester Lancers. Elmo Neto leads the Silver Knights with 20 points which is also top 20 in the league. Nelson Santana and Kenardo Forbes have both recorded 7 goals this season as well in an offense that averages 6.6 goals per game. The Silver Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner.
January 16th @ Milwaukee Wave
January 17th @ Detroit Waza Flo
January 24th vs. Rochester Lancers