Blazers’ 2nd-Half Blitz Overtakes BullsEye

Goalie Mike Vergano garners Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors

Down 8-4 less than a minute into the second half, the Blazers scored the game’s next seven goals and shut the door on BullsEye, taking home an 11-9 win and a commanding lead in the winter session of the Boston Box Lacrosse League.

Marty Bowes led the Blazers with four goals and three assists with Brandon Dube adding four goals of his own. Randy Fraser and Garrett Naimie both added a goal and an assist in the victory, but it was substitute goalie Mike Vergano – earning his second straight win stepping in for Joe Evans – who earned Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors, making 31 saves on the night, including a scoreless run of more than 22 minutes in the second half that allowed the Blazers to turn the game around.

Goalie Mike Verano in action.
Goalie Mike Vergano in action.

Beau Wood led BullsEye with five goals, with Dan DiMaria adding two goals and a helper; Mark Goodrich and Greg Lally both had two-point nights, and Ben Knapton captured the league lead in caused turnovers, generating four on the night.

The nightcap saw PrimeTime earn a 1-0 forfeit victory over the MegaMen.

The Blazers now stand atop the standings at 5-0 with four games remaining in the regular season; with both BullsEye and MegaMen standing at 2-3, the Blazers can clinch the regular-season title next week with a win against the MegaMen in the nightcap on Feb. 17. BullsEye meets PrimeTime in the 9 p.m. game on February 17.

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.