Blazers come from behind; MegaWhales dominate

Greg Rogowski earns ‘Legit Player of the Week’ honors keying Blazer comeback

The Boston Box Lacrosse League’s premier fall-winter season got off to a great start on October 6 as the defending-champion Blazers had to mount a furious rally to overcome PrimeTime by a final score of 11-9.

PrimeTime opened the scoring with a Brendan Grant goal immediately off the opening face-off and held the lead until the game was tied with just over 10:30 remaining in the second half. Down the stretch, however, the Blazers proved too strong, stringing together seven consecutive scores to go from being down by three to controlling the game to escape with the win.

Greg Rogowski led the Blazers with four goals and an assist, but also registered five loose balls and two caused turnovers to earn “Legit Player of the Week” honors as the league’s most outstanding player during its opening week.

Garrett Naimie contributed a hat trick, and Kyle Baker and Marty Bowes both netted two goals of their own in the win. Grant finished his night with two goals and four assists to lead PrimeTime.

In the opening game of the BBLL season earlier in the night, the new squad, Team Legit, scored the game’s first three goals, but then never scored again as the MegaWhales scored 16 and didn’t allow a score in the game’s final 41 minutes. Mark Goodrich and TJ Dahill both scored hat ticks with an assist to lead the MegaWhales, who also got two goals each from Nick Coppola, Sean Hover and Dan Hettler.

When league play resumes on October 13, Team Legit squares off against PrimeTime, with Bullseye making its season debut against the MegaWhales 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.

Legit Player of the Week honors are given to the individual whose all-around contributions had the most significant impact to his team’s performance. Legit Lacrosse operates lacrosse superstores in Mashpee Commons and Hanover, Mass., with everything a player could possibly need to make his or her game legit, including a full selection of box equipment. For more information, go to legitlacrosse.com.

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.