Bendig’s nets 7 to earn Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors
The MegaMen overcame an early deficit and broke open a 9-8 game by scoring six of the contest’s last nine goals to hold off PrimeTime. Bryan Bendig netted seven of his 15 shots on goal and added an assist, six looase balls and a caused turnover to lead the way and earn MarcMesh Player of the Week honors as the MegaMen improved to 2-1 to stand in second place in the Boston Box Lacrosse League winter session.
Casey Stevenson scored three goals and added two assists for the victors, who also got multi-point nights from Steve Trocki, Keith Hughes and Kyle Minaker. Mike Stone netted four goals and added two assists to lead PrimeTime, which also got multi-point games from Kerry Lyne, Brendan Grant and defender Anthony Fitti.
The opening game on Jan. 20 action played out to a similar script, as BullsEye jumped out to a 4-1 lead, only to see the unbeaten Blazers take a small edge at the half and milk it through the second half of the game to a 12-9 win. Marty Bowes scored five goals to lead the way for the Blazers, who also got three-goal, two-assist nights from Brandon Dube and Garrett Naimie. Gabe Maxwell chipped in a goal and two assists. BullsEye got a hat trick from Beau Wood, two goals each from Greg Paul and Ryan Danehy and a one-goal, two-assist performance out of Mark Goodrich.
Bendig’s eight-point game gave him the league lead in points (19) after three games; he’s tied with Bowes for the goal lead, with 14 each, through three games. The Jan. 20 action completed the first time around the league, with rematches played from here out; of the league’s first six games this winter, four have been decided by three goals or less.
The Boston Box Lacrosse League plays at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. For stats, standings and more information on the league, go to BostonBoxLax.com. The league posts announcements and commentary on Twitter and can be followed @BostonBoxLax.
Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors go to the individual whose all-around play had the most influence on his team’s overall performance. Marc Mesh offers 100 percent nylon mesh that is the favored pocket for many professional box and field lacrosse players; information is avaialable at bluecollarlacrosse.com/MarcMesh.php.
South Shore Sports Center is located at 55 Recreation Park Drive in Hingham; fans and friends can watch games from the arena seating or at the Skybox Lounge, where food and drinks are served. Information is available at southshoresportscenter.com.
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