Game Previews

Posted on in Game Previews
   Spencer Low’s fifth goal of the game with 15 seconds remaining in regulation completed a six-goal comeback and gave PrimeTime a playoff-clinching come-from-behind victory over the minutemen in Boston Box Lacrosse league action on Jan. 29.    PrimeTime – which needed a win or two losses by the MegaWhales to sew up the fourth and final BBLL playoff spot – fell behind 10-4 seven minutes into the second half before reeling off nine of the games last 11 scores to shock the Minutemen.    Brendan Grant started the comeback and helped to fuel it, scoring four times in the second stanza. With the Minutemen up 11-7, Low got a hand in four consecutive goals, netting two himself and feeding Nick Samson and George Fries, who tied the game at 11. It was Fries’ first goal of the season.    Grant scored to give PrimeTime its first lead of the game with 2:30 remaining on the clock, but the Minutemen’s Rob Murray answered back with just over a minute remaining in regulation, stripping a PrimeTime player who was trying to kill the clock, scooping the loose ball and scoring on a solo dash to knot the game, setting up Low’s heroic final shot.    While Low’s 7-point night led the way, Grant and Samson both finished with five points in the game, Alex Bunick had three assists to go along with a game-high 12 loose balls and Kyle Minaker scored twice. Jeff Smith backstopped the win with 28 saves.    The...
Hits: 193
   Both Boston Box Lacrosse League games on Jan. 22 ended with one team scoring the last four goals of the contest, and with a final score of 12-11, but the similarities mostly ended there as the Minutemen used their closing spurt to overtake the MegaWhales, while Bullseye fell just short in an attempt to come back against the Blazers.    In the opening game at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass., the Minutemen jumped out to a quick lead with Cullen Murphy netting the first goal and feeding Rob Murray for the second before the MegaWhales woke up in their first game back from the extended holiday break. A four-goal run with two scores each from Mike Maggio and Greg Melaugh gave the Whales their first lead of the nightand Melaugh connected two more times, answering each Minuteman score to make the count 7-6 MegaWhales at the half.    After Will Jennings scored his league-leading 35th goal – his only score of the night -- to knot things up at 7, the Whales got markers from Melaugh, Dan Hettler and Sam Houston-Read to take control of the game. When Rob Murray answered for the Minutemen, it was Maggio with an immediate response off the ensuing faceoff to make the score 11-8 midway through the period.    From there, however, it was the Minutemen who got the breaks and the better scoring chances, with Dave Saccocci finishing a Jimmy Cunningham drive, then Murray scoring his third and fourth markers of...
Hits: 431

Posted on in Game Previews
Wins over Minutemen, MegaWhales set up a Valentine’s Day battle for crown    Greg Rogowski’s fourth goal of the night broke a 10-all tie with two minutes remaining in regulation, and the defending-champion Blazers and league-leading goalie Joe Evans made it stand up in a 12-10 victory over the MegaWhales to capture a spot in the Boston Box Lacrosse League finals.    In the other semi-final game played at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass. on Feb. 7, Will Walker’s five goals and hat tricks from Greg Lally and Ben Smith led Bullseye to a 16-11 win over the first-year Minutemen, to earn a place in the championship game, to be played on Valentine’s Day.    The Minutemen and Bullseye had actually played three one-goal games during the regular season, with the new team handing the first-place squad its first loss of the season with an overtime win in early November. This game started like it would be the same kind of nail-biter, with the Minutemen holding a 4-3 lead after 10 minutes of play, before Lally fueled a rally with two goals and an assist to help Bullseye build a lead to 7-5 by halftime.    The pace picked up early in the second half, but Bullseye got the better of the end-to-end, alternate scoring, expanding the lead to 10-7 five minutes into the second half. From there, the team – which won the regular-season crown for the first time this season – held the Minutemen scoreless for 13...
Hits: 1540

Posted on in Game Previews
Winners hold off late rallies to register close wins    Mike Maggio’s three second-half goals broke open a close game as the MegaWhales used a balanced attack to take down the defending-champion Blazers 11-8 on Oct. 11, the opening night of the Boston Box Lacrosse League’s fall-winter season.    The opener saw the MegaWhales open a 6-3 halftime lead, with Mark Goodrich and Bryan Bendig accounting for two goals each. Once the Blazers closed the gap to 6-5, it was Maggio’s time to step up, scoring three of the next four goals – with Bendig completing his hat trick in between – as the MegaWhales built a comfortable lead and kept the Blazers off the board for nearly 14 minutes. A late rally from the Blazers, with Kyle Baker and Marty Bowes both completing hat tricks, was too late.    Maggio finished the night with four goals and an assist; Chris Hettler made 27 saves to backstop the win.    In the nightcap, Bullseye got goals from seven different players, including a hat trick from Vin Curran, and then held off a furious second-half rally to defeat PrimeTime 12-9.    Bullseye’s balance showed as the team built a 7-1 halftime lead behind five scorers, with Curran and Will Walker both scoring twice in the run. But after a John Uppgren goal made the score 10-3 Bullseye midway into the second half, PrimeTime mounted a furious comeback, scoring five consecutive goals, including Sean Lawton’s second man-up snipe of the game and two...
Hits: 1489
Sub goalie Jason Brooks named Marc Mesh Player of the Week      In a rematch of the last two league title games, BullsEye and the Blazers battled on October 14, and BullsEye came away with its first-ever win over the defending champs, 8-5, as goalie Jason Brooks made his first Boston Box Lacrosse League appearance of the season and came away as Marc Mesh Player of the Week.    Brooks – filling in for a vacationing starter – made 22 saves and frustrated the Blazers throughout the night, as BullsEye overcame a 3-2 halftime deficit behind a balanced attack that saw seven different players score goals. Ben Smith’s two goals and Dan DiMaria’s two points led the way for a BullsEye squad that grabbed second place in the league and improved to 2-1 on the fall session; the Blazers got two goals from Brandon Keith and 28 saves from league-leading goalie Joe Evans.    In the night’s other action, the MegaMen completed their first trip through the BBLL unbeaten, jumping out to an 8-2 halftime lead, before a mostly even second half led to a 15-8 finish. Bobby Dabrieo (5 goals, 1 assist) and Bryan Bendig (4 goals, 2 assists) led the way for the league’s most prolific offense, with Mike Maggio chipping in a goal and four assists. Jason Wellemeyer’s four goals led PrimeTime.    With one-third of the regular season now in the books, Maggio (6 goals, 7 assists, 13 points), Dabrieo (10-3-13) and Bendig (9-3-12) stand 1-2-3...
Hits: 2000
PrimeTime used a balanced attack in which 10 different players registered points to take its first Boston Box Lacrosse League crown, defeating the previously unbeaten Voyageurs 13-10 to win the Summer 2014 Championship.    Trailing early in the contest 6-2, PrimeTim fought back to even the score at 6, only to give up two goals in the last 90 seconds of the half, the latter scored by the Voyageurs' Mike Byrne, who was pushed by a defender into the crease and goalie Karl Hoffman just before time expired.    The goal stood, but Hoffman had a tough time standing, yet he insisted on playing it out, and PrimeTime rallied in front of him, tying the game at 9, then taking a lead it would never relinquish on a Jason Wellemeyer goal  midway through the final period.    Hoffman made the lead stand up with 20 saves, and PrimeTime peppered league-leading goaltender Joe Evans, whose 35 saves were not enough.    Wellemeyer led PrimeTime with three goals, with Kevin Gould contributing four points on a goal and three assists. Anthony Fitti and Spencer Low had two goals each as eight PrimeTimers notched goals on the night.    Josh Berger led the Voyageurs with four goals, while Garrett Naimie went 3-1 on the night.    For the summer session, Ken Keirstead of the Shamrocks led the league in points with 29 and tied the Voyageurs Brian Krol for the lead in goals with 19. Gould topped the league in assists with 10, while...
Hits: 2348


Loading data...
Team Win Loss GF GA
Bullseye 9 1 141 86
Blazers 6 5 122 131
Minutemen 5 6 123 128
MegaWhales 3 7 93 120
PrimeTime 3 7 94 108