There are a lot of parallels between the 2017 DC Breeze squad and the one from 2016. In addition to having the same record and ending the season in a similar fashion, the team scored virtually the same number of goals. D.C. had 392 this past season and 396 in 2016, a franchise high.
Only one team in the East Division won their season series against the DC Breeze during the 2017 campaign. The Montréal Royal bested the Breeze by a one-goal margin after both teams won their home contest. In fact, that one loss in Montréal ended up being the determining factor for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
One point may be a difference maker when this season is all said and done for the DC Breeze. No, not one point that a player gets injured. Not one point that decided the game, perhaps not even the double overtime point over the New York Empire.
The DC Breeze faced a daunting task heading into the weekend: two crunch-time games on a long road trip to Canada. Despite a strong Sunday win to show for the weekend’s efforts, there is still a bit of saltiness for the team as they return home 1-1 instead of 2-0.
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 pulled away in the final minutes to beat the New York Empire yesterday, 28-25. The Empire (2-4) went on a 5-1 run late in the 3rd quarter to overcome a 19-15 deficit and tie the game at 21, but the Breeze (5-2) found another level of effort from that point and would not give up another break in the game.
Getting back in winning form was key for the D.C. Breeze over the weekend. With the 23-20 win over the Montreal Royal, the Breeze are now in a tie with the Toronto Rush for first in the East. Due to a tie in head-to-head record (1-1) and the Breeze’s point differential, the Breeze lead the division. In this win, the Breeze (4-2) had some old (and new) faces on track. Early…
Once again it was another nail-biting finish between the D.C. Breeze and the New York Empire. With a 22-21 victory, it was the fourth consecutive regular season 1-point win by the Breeze over the Empire. The win propels DC (3-1) to sole possession of first place in the East.
The DC Breeze beat the New York Empire Saturday night, May 6 at Gallaudet University in another down-to-the wire finish between two of the top teams in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). The 22-21 final score marked the fifth victory in a row for the Breeze over their biggest rival, with four of those five games decided by just 1 point including two double overtimes.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The weather could not have been more perfect and the play of the home team rivaled the perfection, as the DC Breeze throttled the Toronto Rush in their season opener 32-21 at Hotchkiss Field. It was a day when a big and festive crowd including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and AUDL Commissioner Steve Gordon came out to see a big performance, and the Breeze certainly did not…