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),...
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Boston Box Lacrosse League Summer 2018 schedule (first team listed is the visiting team; please use visitors bench)   June 19 8:30 p.m. – Gunners vs. Voyageurs 9:30 p.m. -- Team 3d vs. Beavers & Co.   June 26 8:30 p.m. – Team 3d vs. Voyageurs 9:30 p.m. – Gunners vs. Beavers & Co.   July 3 – no games … Happy 4th of July!   July 10 8:30 p.m. -- Gunners vs. Team 3d 9:30 p.m. – Beavers & Co. vs. Voyageurs   July 17 8:30 p.m. – Beavers & Co. vs. Team 3d 9:30 p.m. – Voyageurs vs. Gunners   July 24 8:30 p.m. – Beavers & Co. vs. Gunners 9:30 p.m. – Voyageurs vs. Team 3d   July 31 8:30 p.m. – Voyageurs vs. Beavers & Co. 9:30 p.m. – Team 3d vs. Gunners   August 7 – playoffs 8:30 p.m. – 4th  place vs. 1st place 9:30 p.m. – 3rd place vs. 2nd place   August 14 – championship night 8:30 p.m. – semi-final winners 9:30 p.m. – semi-final losers    (Tiebreaker is the record in head-to-head match-ups, with total score in the two games deciding in the event the season series was split; in the event of a three-way tie, fewest goals allowed is the first tiebreaker, followed by head-to-head for the remaining teams; if the remaining teams are still tied, goal differential in head-to-head will be used, followed by goal differential in all games)...
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New England’s premier box lacrosse group to play 8 Tuesdays into August      The Boston Box Lacrosse League will hold its Summer 2018 session on Tuesday nights at the South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass., beginning June 19 and running through August 7.    The BBLL Summer League is typically heavy with regional collegiate players. Players can come in as individual free agents or in small groups placed together on a squad, or can be entered in the league as part of a pre-organized team. The size of the league and the exact timing of games will be determined on whether the league features six or eight teams this year; games could start as early as 7 p.m. and as late as 10 p.m.    The BBLL is a men’s adult league, but allows 17-year-olds in its summer league with parental consent.    Individuals can sign up online at BostonBoxLax.com. Summer league session costs are $200 per player; the league is open to a limited number of players/teams, signed up on a first-come, first-served basis.    The fee for a full-team is $3,300 pre-paid (with teams fielding a maximum roster of 24 players over the course of the summer, and not allowed to dress more than 18 players for any individual game).  For full teams or small group options, contact Randy Fraser at laxpro18@att.net; for more information on the league in general, contact BostonBoxLax@gmail.com.    Fraser, who founded the BBLL and runs it with Chuck Jaffe, is coaching the...
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Top seeds post convincing wins in Boston Box League semi-finals    Kyle Baker scored seven goals – one less than he had scored in five games played all season – and Marty Bowes added five more as the Blazers broke open a close game early in the second half en route to a 17-11 win over the MegaWhales and a date in the Boston Box Lacrosse League finals on Feb. 13.    For the third straight year, Their counterpart in the championship game will be Bullseye, which dominated the Minutemen 20-10 on Feb. 6, getting four goals each from Will Walker, John Uppgren and Charlie Fay.    The title game scenario is a familiar one, and the set-up is identical to last year, when Bullseye won the regular-season crown – which they captured this year with a 10-2 record – only to drop a 12-11 final in overtime to the defending-champion Blazers. Since the Boston Box Lacrosse League switched to a combined fall-winter 12-game regular-season schedule in the 2015-16 season, Bullseye and the Blazers have met in each finals game, with the Blazers winning 12-10 in 2016, and 12-11 a year ago. The Blazers also won the last winter title over Bullseye, 8-5 in 2015. The last team other than Bullseye to appear against the Blazers in a final was the MegaWhales in the fall session of 2014.    In the opening semi-final game, Bullseye scored in the opening minute, took control in the first 10 minutes and never really allowed the Minutemen to...
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Bullseye, MegaWhales claim wins in the last week of the regular season    Mike Maggio’s fourth goal of the game 1:44 into overtime gave the MegaWhales a 12-11 win over the defending-champion Blazers in Jan. 30 action, setting up an interesting playoff round re-match as the teams meet again on Feb. 6 with a trip to the Boston Box Lacrosse League finals on the line.    Maggio’s fourth goal and sixth point on the night capped a back-and-forth game that didn’t mean anything in terms of the final league standings – the Blazers and MegaWhales had clinched second and third place respectively – but it sets up an interesting re-match as the two teams have the immediate turn-around. The Blazers won the first two meetings between the teams, 16-11 and 15-7.    Dylan Burke also added four goals and two assists for the MegaWhales, who got a hat trick plus two assists from Greg Melaugh. The Blazers got five goals from Brandon Dube and a hat trick plus two helpers from Greg Rogowski, to go with 42 saves from league-leading goalie Joe Evans.    In the night’s opening game, Bullseye ran out to a big lead on PrimeTime and was never headed, as John Uppgren netted five goals and two assists, league-leading point-getter Will Walker added three goals and three assists and Justin Turri, Adam Fishman and Charlie Fay contributed two goals apiece. Turri added five caused turnovers in the trout, and Bullseye got 23 saves from Chuck Jaffe, playing for the first time...
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Tight wins over Minutemen, MegaWhales set up a battle for first place    Kurt Hunziker’s four goals and a hat trick from Garrett Naimie helped the Blazers break open a close game en route to a 13-9 win over the Minutemen, and Justin Turri’s fourth goal of the game with 1:11 remaining in regulation gave Bullseye a 10-9 win over the MegaWhales as the Boston Box Lacrosse League’s top two teams won on Jan. 16 to set up a first-place showdown on Jan. 23.    The first game was a back-and-forth affair until a late first-half run including two man-up goals in the last minute of the first half gave the Blazers control that they would never relinquish. Brandon Dube had a penalty-shot goal and four assists and Greg Rogowski contributed two goals and two helpers for the Blazers, who also got goal-and-assist nights from Marty Bowes and Randy Fraser. Joe Evans made 40 saves to backstop the win, as the Minutemen actually put more shots on goal during the contest.    Ryan Murphy led the Minutemen with four goals, with Ed Doherty contributing two markers, and Rob Murray and Alexi Spears adding a goal and assist each.    The nightcap was tight throughout, with Bullseye breaking a 2-all tie with a three-goal run, only to see the MegaWhales answer with three scores to knot the game at 5 at halftime. In fact, the MegaWhales never led in the contest, but had answers for seemingly every Bullseye scored. When Bullseye’s Adam...
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Standings

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Team Win Loss GF GA
Team 3d 2 0 32 15
Gunners 2 0 28 24
Beavers & Co. 0 2 19 26
Voyageurs 0 2 20 34