Competitors’ comeback thwarted by Uppgren’s OT goal
Owen Allen’s fourth goal of the game – a sprawling layout dive with three seconds remaining in regulation – gave Beavers & Co. an unlikely come-from-behind 12-11 victory over the Gunners in the 2018 Boston Box Lacrosse Summer League Championship Game Aug. 14 at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass.
Allen’s goal was the Beaver’s fourth score in the final 4:30 of the fourth quarter, as the team made up predominantly of players from Babson College finally erased a deficit that started early and lasted until the final minute.
The Gunners – whose only loss during the summer regular season was to the Beavers – jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the game’s first 13 minutes, with John Piatelli (Cornell) netting a hat trick, Greg Rogowski (Merrimack) adding two goals and Mike Donnelly (St. Lawrence) contributing a goal and two assists.
Even after Beavers & Co. broke the seal on a goal from Niall Dillon (Babson), Piatelli answered with his fourth of the game and it was 7-1 Gunners with 7:30 left in the half.
From there, however, Beavers & Co. went on a five-goal run, getting two goals from Austin Kent (Bryant), a length-of-the-floor feed from goalie Austin O’Brien (Babson) to Kyle Danehy (Merrimack), another goal plus a helper from Dillon and the first score of the night from Allen (Babson) on a nifty solo move.
Still, when Chris Reilly (Endicott) netted a slick inside feed from Mike Leonard (Assumption),...