Blast Game Preview: Game Two of Eastern Division Final

March 9, 2018 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Baltimore Blast News Release

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:

Points:      Goals:

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)

Assists:       Blocks:

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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