Dube’s 9 points lead Blazers past PrimeTime
Bullseye scored 10 goals in two blistering runs – potting four unanswered goals in 1:40 of the first half and six more in 3:10 of the second – to come from behind and then take command, ultimately holding on to win a 15-14 decision over the Minutemen.
In the nightcap of Boston Box Lacrosse League action at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass. on Dec. 6, the Blazers got 9 points from Legit Player of the Week Brandon Dube and 28 saves from league-leading goalie Joe Evans to dominate PrimeTime 15-3.
The Minutemen – who handed Bullseye its only loss of the season in an 11-10 overtime decision on Nov. 1. – jumped out to a 8-4 lead over the first 17 minutes of the game, with Cam Joyce netting an early hat trick and Rob Murray converting a penalty shot, before Bullseye’s first run, which started with two goals from John Uppgren, then solo scores from Vin Curran and Jake Gillespie. Joe Nardella picked up assists on two of those scores.
The first five minutes of the second half started scoreless, but once Bullseye broke through, the dam broke with Chris Breiner scoring twice, Will Walker netting a natural hat trick and Beau Wood contributing a goal and an assist, fueled by Nardella’s work at the face-off dot, plus two more assists.
Down 14-9 with 16 minutes remaining in regulation, the Minutemen crawled back into the game, fueled by four goals from their leading scorer, Bryce Serriello, who heretofore had been held in check. But late scoring chances from Serriello and Kyle Denhoff, who netted four goals on the night, were tunred away, letting Bullseye close out the win.
Nardella led Bullseye with 23 loose balls, plus a goal and four assists. Uppgren finished with 4 goals and 2 assists, while Walker added five points. Breiner and Vin Curran both finished with 2 goals and a helper. The Minutemen were led by 4 goals and assist from both Serriello and Denhoff, and got three-point nights from Joyce, Rob Murray and Eddie Noonan.
In the nightcap, Brandon Dube scored the game’s first two goals, had a hand in the Blazers’ first four scores – netting what proved to be the game-winner – and six of their first seven markers in a suffocating 15-3 rout of PrimeTime.
Dube earned Legit Player of the Week honors with 8 loose balls and a caused turnover to go with his 4-goal, 5-assist scoring night. Marty Bowes, the league’s leading point scorer, netted five goals of his own, while Greg Rogowski, Randy Fraser and Kyle Baker netted two scores each. Joe Evans stopped 28 of the 31 shots PrimeTime put on net.
The league resumes on Dec. 13 with the season reaching the two-thirds mark before the break for the holidays. PrimeTime and the Minutemen meet in the 9 p.m. game in a contest with crucial playoff implications while Bullseye meets the MegaWhales in the late game, with a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win.
The Boston Box Lacrosse League, a member of US Indoor Lacrosse, 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.