The USBOXLA NCBS season is officially underway with the Ohio Collegiate Box Lacrosse League (OCBLL) getting things started on Wednesday night in Columbus and Cleveland. At the end of the season the OCBLL champs will play the CCBLL champs for the NCBS championship, the first of it’s kind in the United States.
On opening night the OCBLL got things started off nicely with two very good games, including the Guardians first-ever game as an expansion team. The Stags also got a win on opening night as well.
Stags 17, Aviators 13
It was a close one for the majority of the contest with both sides going back-and-forth. Heading into the third period the Stags held just a 12-10 lead. They would be able to pull away with a four-goal run through the middle of the third to help them secure the win.
Lukas Buckley led the way for the Stags with 5 points (4G,1A) while Carter Hilleary tallied 4 points (3G,1A). In addition, Max Elliott went 10-15 at the faceoff dot as well.
Aviators were led by Griffin Hughs who absolutely dominated, scoring 8 goals. CJ Hughes also scored 2 goals while Cliff Kigar tallied 2 points (1G,1A) for Aviators.
Walleyes 16, Guardians 14
In a very close contest the Walleyes took down the Guardians, giving them a nice welcome into the league. It was a game of runs and the Walleyes went on a few big ones, especially in the final two periods, to help secure the win.