Baltimore Blast vs. Harrisburg Heat
Friday, December 18th, 2015 @ Royal Farms Arena 7:35p.m. EST
Setting the Tone:
Baltimore Blast: 6-0 after defeating the Syracuse Silver Knights 5-2 last week. First place in the Eastern Division.
Harrisburg Heat: 0-4, lost previous game against the San Diego Sockers 7-5. Five games back in the Eastern Division.
Previous Matchup: Baltimore defeated Harrisburg 9-2.
Baltimore Team Leaders:
Points: Goals: Assists: Blocks:
Vini Dantas-13 Vini Dantas- 9 Tony Donatelli- 6 Pat Healey- 12
5 Players Tied With-8 Andrew Hoxie- 7 Pat Healey-5 Kaoru Forbess- 7
(Healey, Donatelli, 3 Players Tied With- 5 Vini Dantas-4 Adriano Dos Santos- 6
Roquw, Dos Santos, Onua Obasi-4 Jinho Kim-4 4 Players Tied With- 3
Defense Wins Championships:
This season the Blast defense has allowed only 14 goals while scoring 46 for the 2nd best goal differential in the MASL. William Vanzela leads the league GAA with a 2.33 average and save percentage with a .827%.
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- Harrisburg Heat:
The Heat are led offensively by Christopher Williams who has recorded 2 goals and 3 assists so far this season and leads the team with 5 points. Chris Hall leads the team with 3 goals. Goalkeepers Scott Krotee and Timothy Mehl have both started 2 games this season. Krotee enters with a 8.43 GAA and Mehl enters with a 9.79. The Heat are coached by Baltimore Blast Hall of Famer, Tarik Walker.
December 31st 5:05p.m. EST Baltimore Blast @ Harrisburg Heat
January 2nd 7:05p.m. EST Syracuse Silver Knights @ Baltimore Blast
January 8th 7:35p.m. EST Waza Flo @ Baltimore Blast