Jimmy Murphy – 2 goals in last 1:33 to tie it – is ‘Legit Player of the Week’
Mike Rasmussen’s goal with 2.2 seconds remaining in regulation completed a furious comeback and gave Bullseye a 16-15 upset over the MegaWhales in Boston Box Lacrosse League action on October 13.
Down 5 goals early in the second half and trailing by two after Mike Maggio scored his fourth of the night for the MegaWhales with 1:51 remaining, Jimmy Murphy sniped two goals nine seconds apart to knot the game at 15. After the MegaWhales couldn’t convert on an offensive chance, a long rebound gave Rasmussen a head start on a 3-on-1-break, and his second goal of the night sealed it for Bullseye.
Murphy finished with four goals and an assist, six loose balls and two caused turnovers to earn “Legit Player of the Week” honors on a night that saw plenty of contenders, including Bullseye faceoff man Joe Nardella, who scooped up 19 loose balls and dominated the dot all night long. Tom Compitello and Beau Wood each finished with hat tricks for Bullseye.
Grant Whiteway – making his first BBLL appearance – led the MegaWhales with five goals on six shots on goal. He added an assist for a team-high six points, which was followed by Maggio (4-1-5) and Bryan Bending (2-2-4). Mark Bryan netted two goals for the MegaWhales, who fell to 1-1 on the new season.
In the night’s opening action, Brendan Grant scored seven goals and 2 assists to lead PrimeTime to a 14-9 win over Team Legit. For the second consecutive week, Legit came out strong and jumped out to a 3-0 lead, only to see its opponent come back to take control of the game. Kyle Guilbert registered a hat trick for PrimeTime, which got multi-point nights from Anthony Fitti, Jason Wellemeyer and Ken Keirstead to key two five-goal runs that proved decisive; PrimeTime moves to 1-1 on the session.
Team Legit was led by captain Brandon Keith, who tallied four goals and an assist to go with 10 loose balls. Bryce Serriello and Sean Lawton both scored twice and Nick Sampson had two assist for Legit, which tripled its Week One scoring output, but still fell to 0-2 on the season.
On October 20, the Blazers square off with the MegaWhales in a key early-season match-up, with Legit facing Bullseye 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 go 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; on Twitter @LegitLacrosse.
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.