Blast Game Preview: Game Two of Eastern Division Final
Baltimore Players to Watch:
Vini Dantas, last year's Championship MVP, got off to another fast start in the playoffs this year. Dantas and Daniel Peruzzi each scored 2 goals in Game One of the Eastern Division Finals. Andrew Hoxie, Jereme Raley, and Jonatas Melo each recorded a goal as well. Jamie Thomas, Jonathan Greenfield, and Tony Donatelli each had an assist in the game.
Pat Healey, a 2-time Defender of the Year, led the Blast defense with 6 blocked shots in Game One. Jonatas Melo and Adriano Dos Santos had 3 blocked shots each. Blast goalkeeper Joey Kapinos stopped 15 of 21 shots in the win.
The Competition- Syracuse Silver Knights
Bo Jelovac led the Silver Knights offense with two goals and one assist in Game One. Domenico Vitale, Darren Toby, Jake Schindler, and Kenardo Forbes each added a goal. Joey Tavernese and Nate Bordeau recorded an assist in the game. Domenico Vitale blocked four shots and Darren Toby had three blocked shots to lead Syracuse's defense. Andrew Coughlin made 8 saves in the game.
MASL Eastern Division Final Preview
Baltimore Blast vs. Syracuse Silver Knights
Game 1: Blast defeat Silver Knights 7-6
Game 2 (and potential mini game): Sunday, March 11 @ SECU Arena 5:05 p.m. EST
Setting the Tone:
Baltimore Blast: 17-5
First place in the Eastern Division
Syracuse Silver Knights: 13-9
Second place in the Eastern Division
Regular Season Series:
11/17/17 Blast defeat Silver Knights 7-6 in Baltimore
1/12/18 Blast defeat Silver Knights 5-4 in Syracuse
2/3/18 Blast defeat Silver Knights 8-7 in Baltimore
3/4/18 Silver Knights defeat Blast 6-4 in Syracuse
Blast Regular Season Leaders:
Tony Donatelli (43) Tony Donatelli (22)
Vini Dantas (35) Vini Dantas (20)
Andrew Hoxie (25) Andrew Hoxie (16)
Jonatas Melo (24) Juan Pereira/Lucas Roque (12)
Adriano Dos Santos (21)
Tony Donatelli (21) Pat Healey (43)
Vini Dantas (15) Nelson Santana/Tony Donatelli (21)
Adriano Dos Santos (14) Juan Pereira (18)
Jonatas Melo (13) Jereme Raley/Adriano Dos Santos (16)
Pat Healey (10)
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