Barn-Burned! Blazers, BullsEye Win One-goal Thrillers

Zahurak’s snags 12 loose balls en route to Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors

Brandon Dube netted the game winner with 1:28 remaining in regulation as the Blazers took a stranglehold on first place with a win over PrimeTime, while BullsEye staved off a late comeback attempt by the MegaMen in Week 4 play in the Boston Box Lacrosse League winter session on February 3.

In the opener, eight different BullsEye players registered multi-point games, led by four points from Ben Knapton and a hat trick from Dan DiMaria. Greg Lally, Ryan Danehy, Beau Wood, Marc Goodrich Todd Zahurak and Danny Bialosky all registered at least a goal and an assist on the evening. Zahurak earned Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors for corralling 12 loose balls, to go with two caused turnovers and a goal and an assist.

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Todd Zahurak in action

 

Bryan Bendig finished with six goals and two assists to take over the league’s goal and points lead, with Bryant Armitrano adding a hat trick and Dan Hettler chipping in with four points and 14 loose balls to lead the MegaMen.

In the nightcap, Dube’s goal ended the scoring in a back-and-forth contest that saw multiple lead changes throughout. The goal was one of three on the night for Dube, while the Blazers also got two goals and three assists from Marty Bowes, plus a pair of goals from Pete Smyth. Mike Vergano – subbing in for league-leading goalie Joe Evans – made 29 saves in the win.

PrimeTime – which won the battle for loose balls and got more shots on goal during the contest — got three goals each from Jason Wellemeyer and John DeAngelis. Mike Stone chipped in with a goal and an assist.

The win gives the Blazers an early stranglehold on first place, at 4-0, with BullsEye and the MegaMen checking in at 2-2. On Feb. 10, the Blazers meet BullsEye in the opener, while PrimeTime squares off with the MegaMen at 10.

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 available 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.

Photo courtesy Boston Box Lacrosse League