Next for the Blast
Syracuse Silver Knights (8-6) @ BLAST (13-2)
When: Saturday, 6:05 p.m.
Where: SECU Arena
Tickets: 410-73-BLAST, ticketmaster.com or baltimoreblast.com
Outlook: The two-time defending Major Arena Soccer League champion Blast continue to roll, nearing another Eastern Division crown with a chance to expand their lead against the second-place Silver Knights. Winners of seven straight, the Blast are coming off an efficient 4-2 road win against the Harrisburg Heat last Saturday with leading scorer Tony Donatelli (16 goals, 17 assists for 33 points) scoring twice and new goalkeeper Joey Kapinos turning back 12 shots. Filling in for injured star William Vanzela, Kapinos has a 3.5 goals-against average and has 24 saves in his two starts. The Silver Knights have won two straight with forward Joey Tavernese (36 points) leading a talented offense. Goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin is 8-2 with a 5.69 goals-against average. The Blast are 2-0 against the Silver Knights this season with both games decided by a goal.