November 11, 2013 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - Harrisburg Heat
HARRISBURG, PA, Nov. 11, 2013 - The first weekend of the Harrisburg Heat's second season in the PASL started with a stunning overtime victory Saturday night at Detroit and ended less than 24 hours later with a deflating loss at Cleveland.
Saturday's 8-7 victory over the Waza in Detroit came against the Professional Arena Soccer League's defending Eastern Division champions. Sunday's 11-3 loss came against the first-year Freeze.
The Heat's next game comes this Saturday, Nov. 16, in their home opener - also against Detroit - at the Equine Arena in the State Farm Complex & Expo Center.
Some other notes on both the Heat and the PASL:
-- Mitchell "Tank" Walters, a second-year pro out of Hummelstown and Lower Dauphin High School, scored a career-high three goals in Saturday's victory at Detroit. He is one goal shy of matching his total last season in 11 games.
-- David Schofield's goal 16 seconds into the third quarter on Saturday was the fastest goal scored by a Heat player to start a quarter since the Heat returned last season to pro indoor soccer.
-- Defending PASL champion San Diego finally lost a game, dropping their season opener Saturday to Dallas 5-3 in a decision that snapped the Sockers' 46-game winning streak.
The Heat's second season is loaded with giveaways, starting with this Saturday's home opener against Detroit at 7:05 p.m. in the Equine Arena. Here's a look at the Heat's promotional schedule:
Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. Detroit: T-Shirts to the first 500 fans with free bread giveaway after the game, both sponsored by Bimbo Bakeries.
Saturday, Nov. 23 vs. Cleveland: Celebrity All-Star game at halftime.
Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. Cincinnati: Rally towels to the first 1,000 fans, as well as Marc Pulisic Jersey night and a mascot game at halftime.
Saturday, Dec. 14 Open Cup Match vs. Harrisburg ReAL: Fans receive a buy-one, get-one ticket voucher for a future game for bringing a bag of clothes for donation to CommunityAid.
Saturday, Dec. 21 vs. Detroit: Team photo for the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of David A Smith Printing.
Friday, Dec. 27 non-league game vs. N.J. Dynamo: Ice scrapers to the first 500 fans 18 and older, courtesy of PSECU.
Saturday, Dec. 28 vs. Cleveland: Flying discs to the first 500 youth fans, courtesy of Belco Credit Union with the Jersey Disc Devil Dogs performing at halftime.
Saturday, Jan. 18 vs. Cincinnati: WJTL Faith Night with live music before the game and at halftime.
Friday, Jan. 24 vs. Chicago: Scout Night with Arctic Blue cooling towels to the first 250 adult fans, 18 and older.
Saturday, Jan. 25 vs. Chicago: Second annual jersey charity auction.