by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO (February 7, 2020) – The St. Louis Ambush (7-8) host the Harrisburg Heat (9-5) Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at The Family Arena in St. Charles. It is the only game between the Ambush and Heat slated for the 2019-20 MASL regular season.

Saturday’s contest is the only one for the Ambush this weekend, while Harrisburg faces a busy schedule, playing three road games in four days. The Heat dropped an overtime affair to the Kansas City Comets Thursday night, falling 6-5 in the last second of overtime. After facing the Ambush Saturday night, Harrisburg then travels to Milwaukee to duel the Wave on Sunday. In their last outing, the Ambush defeated the Rochester Lancers 16-8 on February 1.

Leading the offense for Harrisburg is midfielder Dominic Francis (23 goals, four assists) and midfielder Daniel Villela (seven goals and 16 assists). Offensive leaders for the Ambush are JT Thomas (16 goals, eight assists) and Tony Walls (16 goals and seven assists).

The Ambush and Heat boast two of the top defenders in the league with the Heat’s Elton de Oliveira leading the league in blocked shots with 30 and Axel Duarte of the Ambush not far behind (third in the league) at 26 blocks.

Saturday’s game also marks the return to the Family Arena of former Ambush players Dylan Hundelt and Jerjer Gibson, who both now occupy a spot on Harrisburg’s roster.

The February 8 game will also honor the 25th Anniversary of the 1995 NPSL Champion Ambush team with alumni players on hand to sign autographs and will include a tribute banner being raised inside the Family Arena.

Single game tickets for the remainder of the 2019-20 season are on sale and can be purchased at the Family Arena box office or at Groups of 10 or more can purchase their discounted tickets by calling the Ambush office at 636-477-6363.