Beau Wood nets 6, with 2 assists, to earn Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors
BullsEye broke a 6-6 tie with four straight goals to end the first-half with a four-goal lead, then answered a MegaMen comeback with a six-goal run to take down a 19-14 decision that gave the squad second place and control of its own destiny in Boston Box Lacrosse League action on Feb. 17.
In the nightcap, the unbeaten Blazers scored four of the game’s last five goals, breaking a 9-9 tie to capture a 13-10 win over a game PrimeTime squad.
In BullsEye’s win, all six players who registered points had multi-point nights, led by Beau Woods, who potted six goals – on nine shots on goal – and added two assists, six loose balls and a caused turnover to earn Marc Mesh Player of the Week honors. Ryan Danehy added five goals and an assist, Greg Paul added a hat trick, Mark Goodrich scored twice and had three assists and Greg Lally and Dan DiMaria both registered three points.
Mike Maggio led the MegaMen with six goals and an assist, with Bryant Armitrano and Steve Trocki both recording hat tricks. Goalie Chris Hettler chipped in two assists, marking just the second time – both involving Hettler – in which a goalie registered two points in a BBLL game.
In the nightcap, league-leading scorer Marty Bowes led the Blazers with four goals and an assist, helped by Peter Smyth’s hat trick and a three-point night from team captain Randy Fraser. Garrett Naime and Gabe Maxwell added multi-point nights and league-leading goaltender Joe Evans stopped 30 of the 40 shots PrimeTime put on net, a key factor in a game that saw the losers actually register more loose balls (PrimeTime had a 59-49 edge over the Blazers), more shots on goal (40-38) and more caused turnovers (10-8).
Jason Wellemeyer scored three times for PrimeTime, which got two goals and two assists from Brendan Grant and one-goal/one-assist nights from Anthony Fitti, Kerry Lyne, Mike Byrne and Johnathan DeAngelis.
BullsEye moves into second place in the winter session with the win and now controls its own destiny, but faces an uphill battle against the 7-0 Blazers in the 10 p.m. game on March 3. The MegaMen meet PrimeTime in the March 3 opener, with the loser desperately needing a win in the final regular-season week to avoid finishing last and facing the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.
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.