MaxLax LA, Los Angeles Box Lacrosse League Week 3 Wrap Up

Box Wrap: Leverage U11 Beats Dragons At The Buzzer


In what Leverage coach Chris Jewett called “one of the best games of the weekend,” the Leverage U11 squad scored the game-winner with 1.3 seconds left to edge the Dragons in weekend action in the Los Angeles Box Lacrosse League.


Sunday, Sept. 20
Leverage 9, Dragons 8
One of the best games of the weekend was in the U11 bracket on Sunday, with Leverage vs. Dragons. Both teams played great, and it could have gone either way. Leverage won on a last-second, buzzer-beater. Can’t wait to watch these two awesome little squads play again.
— Chris Jewett, Leverage

This game was a nail-biter. Both teams played great, and it was very even, but Leverage scored with 1.3 seconds left in the third period to win. Will Keller had great game in goal. Miles Tropea, the youngest player on team, played unbelievably, scoring two goals and notching an assist. Dean Mirkin also had two goals and was an all-around leader. Noah Zucker played great team defense and created several fast-break opportunities.
— Matt Cannone, Dragons

Trident Blue 17, Santa Monica 2
Leverage 15, Trident Orange 3

Dragons U13, Blue & Green squads

Dragons Blue 12, Dragons Green 3
This was an internal battle, and we weren’t quite sure how it would go. Dragons Blue played with confidence and was physical. The team was unselfish and also played good team defense. Max Mirkin and goalie Evan Miner stood out defensively, and on the other end, Gage Dado did a good job finishing for us.
— Erik Krum, Dragons Blue (7th Grade)

Our sixth grade played hard, even though we came up short. It was a good learning experience for our team, because as a sixth-grade team, we’re going to be the younger team in any U13 division in box, as well as the winter tournaments. Dante Meloni played hard the entire game and had an incredible goal from long distance. Luke Sganga had some good dodges, scored a goal and had several more shots on goal. Defensively, goalie Austin Sauter stepped it up big-time in the second and third period, making some unbelievable saves.
— Lantz Carter, Dragons Green (6th Grade)

Leverage 11, Beach 6
The Leverage U13s continue to be a very strong group and stayed undefeated in the league. There were a few boys on the second and third lines who really stood out to me and clearly have been working on their game outside of practice.
— Chris Jewett, Leverage

Saturday. Sept. 19
Leverage 6, Shock 4
The Leverage varsity team played a very physical and extremely exciting game against a talented Shock team. Cullen Murray played fantastic in goal for Leverage and came up with some amazing saves.
— Chris Jewett, Leverage

Cobras Blue 14, Santa Monica 4
Cobras Black 10, Black Cat 4

Dragons 7, Leverage 5
The Leverage JV team continues to show improvement and are a hard working group of young men. They lost to a very talented and well coached Dragons team.
— Chris Jewett, Leverage

This was a close game that could have gone either way. Leverage is very physical and strong, so we had to put forth our best effort. Going into the second period it was 2-2, and it was a tight match the whole way. But in the third period we were just able to put it in the back of the net a few more times than Leverage. Mac MacLean made his presence felt in the first period with an incredible backhand goal. Spencer Zahabizadeh played unbelievable team defense and scored an amazing goal that put Dragons ahead 8-7 in the third. And Kyle Lucas had a strong performance in goal.
— Erik Krum, Dragons

Cobras 6, Shock 2
Black Cat 12, Santa Monica 0