Bullseye, PrimeTime Tighten The BBLL Standings

Bullseye’s Chris Breiner’s 5 points earn ‘Legit Player of the Week’ honors

PrimeTime and Bullseye both used dominant second halves to break open close games and take down wins in Boston Box Lacrosse League action on Nov. 17, with PrimeTime capturing a 12-9 win over Team Legit while Bullseye took down the MegaWhales 17-11.

In the opening game, winless Team Legit continued its trend of hot starts, but broke its tendency to quickly surrender the lead and wind up down at the half. Powered by four goals by Bryce Serriello, Legit was up 7-5 before two late goals from PrimeTime’s Kyle Guilbert knotted things at the break.

Guilbert finished his hat trick as part of a three-goal run that proved insurmountable, as every time Legit tried to come back, PrimeTime had an answer. Brendan Grant added a hat trick and an assist for PrimeTime, which also got pairs of goals from Jason Wellemeyer and Spencer Low. Mitch Belisle added two assists and 11 loose balls for PrimeTime, which also got 28 stops from goalie Karl Hoffman.

PrimeTime was lef by Serriello’s four markers, with Brandon Keith and Rob Murray both netting two goals.

In the nightcap, the MegaWhales opened an early 3-1 lead and appeared to be controlling the action until Bullseye netted four goals in a span of four minutes, keyed by two goals and an assist in that span from lefty forward Chris Breiner. Bullseye expanded that 5-3 lead to an 8-4 edge but the MegaWhales cut the deficit to two by halftime, their last score coming from Nick Coppola on a length-of-the-floor feed from goalie Chris Hettler.

Bullseye scored seven of the first eight goals of the second half to break the game open, and while the MegaWhales cut the gap with a late run, they could never get any closer than five down the stretch.

Breiner earned “Legit Player of the Week” honors, finishing with three goals on four shots on goal, with two helpers, six loose balls and two caused turnovers. Chris Curtis added a hat trick, Tom Compitello finished with two goals and two assists and Beau Wood added a goal and four assists. Greg Lally, Joe Nardella, Campbell Armostrong and Mike Rasmussen also added multi-point nights, with faceoff specialist Nardella adding 11 loose balls to his league-leading total.

Coppola, Mark Goodrich and Grant Whiteway each registered hat tricks for the MegaWhales, who also got two scores from Steve Trocki.

The results tighten up the BBLL standings heading into the holiday break, with the MegaWhales a half-game ahead of Bullseye and a full game ahead of PrimeTime, with everyone looking up at the first-place Blazers. When the league returns from the Thanksgiving holiday – the BBLL is hosting pick-up play on November 24 – the MegaWhales and Blazers will battle for first place, with Bullseye facing a Legit team that is hungry for its first win.

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.