Baltimore Blast vs. Rochester Lancers
Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ Royal Farms Arena 6:05 p.m.
By the Numbers:
Baltimore Blast: Won previous game against Detroit Waza Flo 9-6. Baltimore enters in first place in the East (12-0).
Rochester Lancers: Lost previous game vs. Syracuse Silver Knights 12-11. Rochester enters in third place in the East (5-7).
Points: Goals: Assists: Blocks:
Lucas Roque- 20 Lucas Roque- 16 Tony Donatelli- 11 Pat Healey- 31
Tony Donatelli- 19 Lucio Gonzaga- 10 Pat Healey- 11 Onua Obasi- 10
Adriano Dos Santos- 16 Adriano Dos Santos-10 Levi Houpeau- 7 Mike Deasel- 8
Pat Healey - 15 5 players tied with- 8 Onua Obasi- 6 Adriano Dos Santos- 8
Lucio Gonzaga-14 Adriano Dos Santos- 6
Firing on all cylinders:
The offense has been well rounded scoring 224 points in 12 games this season. Lucas Roque leads the team with 20 points, 16 being from goals scored. Tony Donatelli has recorded 11 assists and 8 goals for 19 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 31 blocks and Baltimore leads the league in average goals allowed per game (2.9). In net for the Blast, William Vanzela has recorded 2 shutouts this season and leads the MASL in GAA (2.82) and save percentage (.822).
In addition to the returning players, the Blast roster also includes eight newcomers. Offensively the Blast really show their team depth with 18 players who have recorded 2 or more points this season. During the 12 game winning streak to start the season the Blast have been able to average 8.8 goals per game.
The Rochester Lancers enter this weekend’s game at 12-11 after a tough loss to division rival Syracuse. Mauricio Sales leads the Lancers with 29 points on 25 goals which is 12th best in the league. Joey Tavernese (21 points) and Andrew Hoxie (20 points) also have recorded 12 goals each for the Lancer offense. Goalkeeper Joe Kapinos is 5-1 on the season with a .791 save percentage. The Lancers are coached by Doug Miller.
February 6th @ Las Vegas Legends
February 7th @ San Diego Sockers
February 13th vs. Rochester Lancers