Jason Wellemeyer named Marc Mesh Player of the Week for 7-point night
In a seesaw game that saw the lead change hands four times in the last 12 minutes, PrimeTime edged BullsEye 15-14 to scramble the standings, powered by a 5-goal, 2-assist performance from Jason Wellemeyer in Boston Box Lacrosse League action on Feb. 17.
In the nightcap, the unbeaten Blazers clinched a first-place finish, pulling away from the MegaMen down the stretch en route to a 16-11 win.
In the first game of the night, PrimeTime slowly took control of a tight first half, and entered the break with a 7-5 lead. In the second half, however, four straight goals gave BullsEye a 12-10 lead, only to see PrimeTime answer with three scores of its own. BullsEye re-took the lead before PrimeTime scored the last two, the final score off the stick of Malcolm Chase on a feed from Wellemeyer with 1:40 remaining.
Kenny Keirstead chipped in with three goals and two assists for PrimeTime, which also got two goals from Anthony Fitti, Johnathan DeAngelis and Chase. Beau Wood led BullsEye with six goals and two assists, while Greg Paul added a hat trick. Ryan Danehy and Breet Serriello both scored twice for BullsEye.
The nightcap also saw a 7-5 first half, but after the MegaMen cut the lead to one at the start of the second half, the Blazers broke out and took commaned. Peter Smyth bagged four goals for the Blazers, who also got seven points (3 goals – 4 assists) from Brandon Dube and six points from league-leading scorer Marty Bowes (3-3). Garrett Naimie, Randy Fraser and Gabe Maxwell all had multi-point nights.
Bryan Bendig led the MegaMen with four scores, with Mike Maggio and Dan Hettler both registering two-goal, one-assist nights. Steve Trocki and Bryant Armitrano also posted multi-point games.
With six games down in the regular-season session, the unbeaten Blazers have clinched first place, but the other three teams are tied. Each team has one remaining with all of the others, so all three teams control their own destiny, trying to avoid having to face the Blazers in the opening round of the playoffs.
The round-robin starts February 24, when BullsEye plays the MegaMen at 9 p.m.; the two teams have split their meetings thus far, with each game decided by no more than two goals. PrimeTime meets the Blazers in the nightcap.
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.
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