It is one thing to find yourself with the disc in the end zone, but equally important is the throw that got the disc to you. Unlike in soccer and hockey, each and every goal scored in the AUDL also gets an offensive assist…. well, at least 99+ percent of the time — there is that rare Callahan when the opposing team gets the dreaded defensive ‘assist.’
During a season in which consistency from week-to-week was one of the biggest issues for the DC Breeze, one player was a permanent fixture on the roster. AUDL Rookie David Bloodgood has been awarded as the Breeze’s only recipient of the AUDL’s Steel Spirit Award for the 2017 season for appearing in every regular season game.
Throughout the 2017 DC Breeze season it seemed that offensive consistency was the theme for the team and the highlight of most contests. If the offense played well the team would walk away with a victory, and it often did just that. However, the full season statistics may tell a different story.
The 2017 season is almost over. There is only one game separating the DC Breeze from the end of the regular season. Fortunately for the Breeze, there will at least be two more games with a playoff berth clinched this past weekend. In that victory, DC maintained consistency that has led them to their 9-4 record at this point season: offensive dominance and constant defensive pressure.
When the DC Breeze needed their top stars to step up, they did. In fact, not a single player on the squad had a bad game against the Toronto Rush on Sunday. Sure, there were the occasional mistakes and poor decisions throughout the course of a grueling game in very hot conditions, but as a whole every player’s performance stood out as strong and productive.
It all comes down to this (kind of, but not really). During the off-season there were countless expectations for the DC Breeze and the New York Empire to contend with the four-time defending Eastern Division Champions. Until this season, the Toronto Rush had looked nearly unbeatable in the division, and surely unbeatable by any team south of the Canadian border.
It has now become an expectation for every DC Breeze and New York Empire game to be a close contest. On Saturday, the Breeze were swaying momentum their way until once again the Empire reeled the visitors back in just as they were beginning to pull away. In the final minutes, D.C. was able to put away their rivals for an important 28-25 victory. The win was the Breeze’s first road victory of…
The DC Breeze fell to the Toronto Rush Saturday night, 26-20, in a story all too familiar despite the team’s recent success at home against the 4-time division champions. The Breeze are now 0-7 lifetime on the shores of Lake Ontario. Toronto now leads the division at 4-2, while the Breeze are in 2nd at 3-2 and tied for first in the all-important loss column (Complete AUDL Standings). The Breeze came…
The Breeze completed their 2017 extended roster with the announcement of 14 additional players today. It’s a mix of young and veteran talent including one 18-year old still in high school (Malks) and two who return to the Breeze after very successful 2014 campaigns followed by a 2-year hiatus (Solis and Nam).