Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
Friday, December 11th, 2015 @ OnCenter Arena 7:30p.m. EST
Setting the Tone:
Baltimore Blast: 5-0 after defeating the San Diego Sockers 8-5 last week. First place in the Eastern Division.
Syracuse Silver Knights: 2-2, lost previous game against the Waza Flo 8-4. Two and a half games back in the Eastern Division.
Previous Matchup: Baltimore defeated Syracuse 6-0.
Baltimore Team Leaders:
Points: Goals: Assists: Blocks:
Vini Dantas-12 Vini Dantas- 8 Tony Donatelli- 6 Pat Healey- 10
Lucas Roque-8 Andrew Hoxie- 7 Pat Healey-5 Kaoru Forbess- 6
Pat Healey- 8 Lucas Roque- 5 Vini Dantas-4 Adriano Dos Santos- 5
3 Players Tied With-7 2 Players Tied With-4 3 Players Tied With-2 3 Players Tied With- 3
Defense Wins Championships:
This season the Blast defense has allowed only 12 goals while scoring 41 for the 2nd best goal differential in the MASL. William Vanzela leads the league GAA with a 2.40 average.
2014-15 MASL Defender of the Year, First Team All MASL, and Team Captain Pat Healey anchors the defense which was one of the best in the league last season. Healey and others, like MASL All Rookie Team selection Onua Obasi, and veteran defender Adriano Dos Santos, look to continue the long tradition of stout Baltimore defense.
The Competition- Syracuse Silver Knights:
The Knights are led offensively by Slavisa Ubiparipovic who has recorded 5 goals and 2 assists so far this season. Antonio Manfut and Nate Bourdeau have also added 3 goals each this season. Goalkeeper Bryan O’Quinn enters with a .808 save percentage and a 5.08 GAA. The Knights are coached by Tommy Tanner.
December 18th 7:35p.m. EST Harrisburg Heat @ Baltimore Blast
December 31st 5:05p.m. EST Baltimore Blast @ Harrisburg Heat
January 2nd 7:05p.m. EST Syracuse Silver Knights @ Baltimore Blast