Blast wrap regular season Sunday at Roar

March 01, 2014 | WNST Staff

GAME PREVIEW:

Blast End Regular Season Against Roar:  Sunday, March 2nd  

  

Just the Facts:

Sunday, March 2nd

Baltimore Blast vs. Pennsylvania Roar

Santander Arena, 4:05pm EST.

 

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON YOUTUBE! http://www.youtube.com/user/PennRoar

 

By the Numbers:

Baltimore Blast: 16-3 after last week’s win against Rochester

Pennsylvania Roar: 1-18 after last week’s loss against the Syracuse

Mike Lookingland leads the Blast in points (54) and blocks (33). Lookingland is also ranked 6th in the league in points and 1st in blocks. Tony Donatelli is right behind him at 9th in the league with 46 points. In addition to Lookingland and Donatelli, 2 more Blast players are in the top 25 in points in the league; Max Ferdinand (38), and Lucas Roque (35).

 

2/23 Rochester Game Recap:

Lucas Roque led the Blast offensively with six points while Adriano Dos Santos and Mike Lookingland also added 4 points each. Defense played an excellent game only allowing 5 points and Troy Hernandez recorded 13 saves. Tony Donatelli and Troy Hernandez both received MISL Player of the Week accolades for their success in last weekend’s matches.

 

Defense Wins Games:

The Blast lead the league in points against with only 99 on the season. Lookingland is first in the league with 33 blocks and Pat Healey is tied for second with 29. With strong defense and William Vanzela in goal, the Blast are able to hold opponents to very few scoring chances. Blast goalkeeper William Vanzela is 11-3 on the year. He is first in the league in points against average (5.54) and first in the league in save percentage (.831). 

 

 

Battle for First:

The Baltimore Blast are currently sitting in first place of the MISL. They lead Milwaukee by a half game and look to close out the season with a victory to gain the top playoff seed.  Milwaukee finishes up their season with two home games on Saturday against the St. Louis Ambush and Sunday against the Missouri Comets.

 

The Competition:

The Pennsylvania Roar are 1-18 on the season and are looking to play as a spoiler in the playoff standings. Offensively, Corey Maret leads the team with 22 points while goalie Peter Pappas comes into the matchup with a .688 save percentage.  The Roar are coached by Eric Puls and Todd Hoffard.

 

Upcoming Playoff Games: 

Game 1: TBD

Game 2: Tuesday, March 11th vs. TBD @ 7:35pm (Baltimore Arena)

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