UTICA CITY SQUARES OFF WITH ST. LOUIS FOR FIRST TIME
Tonight's Game: The Utica City FC team looks to continue their two-game winning streak as they square off against the St. Louis Ambush for the first and only time this season.
Last Game: Utica City jumped out to a quick two-goal lead and got six goals from five different players to carry them to a 6-4 victory over the Harrisburg Heat Sunday afternoon at the Adirondack Bank Center. Andrew Coughlin made nine saves in the win.
Head-to-Head: This will be the first and only matchup between these two teams this season. Utica City FC is playing in their inaugural season while the Ambush are in their sixth season.
Scouting the Ambush: The Ambush are currently 5-5 and are third in the South Central Division. St. Louis won on the road last night against Kansas City by a score of 8-5. Four players have five or more goals and five players have eclipsed the five-point mark. The Ambush own the second-worst power play in MASL with a 20 percent success rate. Their goal differential of -17 also makes for second-worst in MASL.
Beasts of the East: Utica City maintained their lead in the Eastern Division with a win over Harrisburg last Sunday. The City owns a record of 7-2 with 59 goals and 44 goals against them so far this season.
Point Taken: Seven different Utica City players have averaged at least one point or more this season. Of those seven players, three have shooting percentages over .350 on the season. These seven players have combined for only 24 penalty minutes this season. Liam Callahan has also contributed seven blocked shots on the season, tying him with Logan Roberts for third on the team.
All He Does is Win: Andrew Coughlin is second in MASL with seven wins on the season. He has stopped 83 shots on the season and holds a save percentage of .669, good for tenth-best in MASL.
Next Game: Utica City is back at it tomorrow when they take on the Kansas City Comets. Kickoff is at 8:05 p.m. The game can be viewed on MASL.tv.