Heat Will Honor Gregg Mace Sunday
The Harrisburg Heat return home on Saturday, February 26 to play Utica City FC at the Equine Arena located at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Arena. Gametime is 7:05 PM. The Heat return home with a record of two wins and eleven losses. The game can also be viewed online at masltv.com.
The Heat have had some unfortunate events that have helped lead to the tough start. The Harrisburg Heat signed four international players this off-season including midfielder Daniel Villela who was a returning all-league player in addition to midfielder James Vaughan, and forwards Yuri Farkas and Ricardo John. None of these four players have been approved for their visa by the United States Department of Homeland Security. Compounding the issue the Heat have suffered several injuries with four players out this weekend.
Entering the game on Saturday, Dominic Francis leads the team with ten goals and sixteen points. Malcolm Harris leads the team with seven assists. Harris has also scored seven goals this season. Brad Kerstetter is first on the team in blocks with eighteen and William Banahene is fifth in the league with a save percentage of 71%.
Utica City FC enters the game on Saturday with a record of three wins and eleven losses. Cristhian Segura is the leading scorer for Utica with ten goals.
On Sunday, the Heat play the Florida Tropics at 5:05 PM. At halftime, the Heat will honor long time legendary Harrisburg sportscaster Gregg Mace by inducting Mace in the Harrisburg Heat Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be at halftime. Florida comes into the weekend with a first-place record of ten wins and two losses. They are led in scoring by Victor Parreiras.