UTICA VISITS BALTIMORE FOR FINAL TIME THIS SEASON
Today’s Game: Utica City’s road trip continues as they head south to battle their division rival Baltimore Blast. Kickoff at SECU Arena is at 3 p.m.
Last Game: Bo Jelovac filed a "captain's performance" north of the border with a second consecutive hat trick and added an assist in an 8-4 win over the Mississauga MetroStars Friday night at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. Ben Ramin, Joey Tavernese, Logan Roberts and Liam Callahan also chipped in goals. Andrew Coughlin made 19 saves in net.
Head to Head: This is the fifth meeting between Utica and Baltimore this season. Utica leads the season series 3-1 and won the most recent contest 9-1 on February 8. City has outscored the Blast 26-13 through four games.
Scouting the Blast: Baltimore comes in with a record of 9-6 on the season and sits in second place in the Eastern Division. They most recently fell to the Milwaukee Wave 5-2 Friday night. Jonatas Melo leads the offense with 21 points, followed by Vinicius Dantas with 20 points. William Vanzela is the top goalkeeper with a record of 8-6, a 4.47 goals-against average, and a 7.16 goals-against average.
High Powered: Utica City FC has found explosive success in their offensive attack this season. Utica is averaging 7.3 goals per game. Their +36 goal differential ranks the highest in the Eastern Division and fourth in the MASL.
Catching Fire: After only recording two goals in the first 24 games of his career, Logan Roberts has become a scoring dynamo for Utica City FC. In his last three games Roberts has found the back of the net six times, the second-most by any Utica City player in those games.
Un-Bo-Lievable: Bo Jelovac has been on a tear. Last game, Jelovac picked up 3 goals and 1 assist, extending his point streak to six games. Over his past three games, he has 8 goals and 5 assists. The captain has 28 points this season, averaging 1.9 points per game. He has already surpassed his point total from last season.
Killing The Game: Utica City FC has excelled on the penalty kill this season. When short a man, Utica City has prevented a goal from being scored on 63.3 percent of opposing power play opportunities. The Utica City penalty kill is best in the Eastern Division and sixth best in the MASL.
Next Game: Utica City FC returns to action Sunday, March 10 when they host the Harrisburg Heat. Kickoff at the Adirondack Bank Center is at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (315) 790-9070 or by visiting www.empirestatetix.com.