Morgan Cheek, Beau Wood lead respective romps
Team Steak maintained its hold on first place, while the Regals secured second as the Boston box Lacrosse League finished its first round-robin of play and reached the midway point of the summer season.
In the July 7 opener, Morgan Cheek netted four goals and two assists as 3d Team Steak ran out to an 8-2 halftime lead that it stretched into an 18-7 win over the last-place Gaels. Pat Fraser and Gabe Maxwell both contributed three goals and an assist, with Mike Panepinto and Will Walker chipping in with two-goal, one-helper nights. James Leary corralled nine loose balls and three assists to key the Steak defense.
Trevor O’Brien and Danny Bialosky led the Gaels with two goals apiece.
In the nightcap, the Regals raced out to a big lead, saw the Penguins mount a second-half threat to make things close, and then slammed the door to finish with a 17-10 victory and sole possession of second place.
Beau Wood, the summer league’s leading scorer at the halfway point, registered four goals and an assist, with James Martin adding a hat trick, and Todd Zahurak, Chris Curtis and Brandon Ketih all notching two goals. John O’Leary and Garrett Naimie also had mutli-point nights for the winners.
On the Penguins side of the ledger, Brendan Grant led the way with a 4-1-5 night, while Kevin Gould checked in with a goal and four assists. Jason Wellemeyer added a hat trick.
On July 14, as the summer league begins the home stretch, the Regals take on the Gaels at 8:30 while the Penguins and Team Steak meet 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.
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.