Week 1 Scores , Recaps & MVP'S

Game 1:
Wildcats - 6
Warriors - 7
MVP's: Jack Agnew and Leo Douglas
The Warriors defeated the Wildcats in the first game of the 2022-2023 Capital Box Lacrosse League
season in dramatic fashion. Down by 3 at separate times in the contest, the Warriors fought back to win
in the final 2 minutes. The epic comeback was powered by Jack Agnew (game MVP) offensively, Louis Brown in both ends and Ethan Beale off the ground. The Wildcats were led by scorer Leo Douglas in their hard-fought effort.

Game 2
Blazers - 6
Rattlers - 7
MVP's: Joe Thomas and Talbot Biles
In a physical contest, the Rattlers narrowly defeated the Blazers. Both teams battled hard in a back-and-forth affair. Rattlers' Joe Thomas led the way for his squad with tough play off the ground and scoring touch. Teammate JJ Ziegenhein also was stellar as a lefty off the right wing. For the Blazers, Landon Ferro notched goals and both Brooks Gilman and Talbot Biles were two-way horses in the middle of the field. After a late equalizer from Ziegenhein, the game appeared headed to overtime but a late call as time expired gave Lincoln Zick an untimed penalty shot to win as he converted to give the Rattlers a 7-6 win.

Game 3
Thunderbirds - 7
Swarm - 8 (Shootout)
MVP's: Jasper Johnson & Landon Meiring
In yet another one goal game on Day 1 of the CBLL, Thunderbirds beat the Swarm. Landon Meiring drove play for the Swarm who at one point held a sizable 6-2 lead midway through the game. However, a gritty effort from the Thunderbirds meant that the game was far from over. Led by Jasper Johnson, the Thunderbirds came all the way back to knot the game up, forcing a shootout. The shootout needed more than the typical three attempts, and finally Kyle Armstrong came through and scored off a beautiful move for the Swarm win.

Game 4
Rock - 3
Rush - 12
MVP's: Ryan Lutz and Christian Tomasso
In game four of the day, Rock defeated the Rush by a sizable margin. Leading the way for Rock was Christian Tomasso who was crucial on faceoffs, possession and offense. He was the catalyst in an offensive explosion that resulted in 12 goals for Rock. Ryan Lutz stood out in all phases for Rush, who as a team battled all day but could not seem to get any bounces.

Game 5
Seals - 5 
Roughnecks - 8
MVP's: Laws Howard and Kellan Robertson
In the final game of the day for the Future Elite division, the Roughnecks took down the Seals. Kellan Robertson stole the show for the winning side and was all over the field. He added some English on a behind the back finish as well! The game was tight for the majority of the three periods, with the Roughnecks pulling away after it was 5-5. Laws Howard played tough as nails and added offense for the Seals in a great effort that they could not quite close out. After the Roughnecks scored 3 in a row the
final was 8 to 5.

Game 6
Knighthawks - 4
Mammoth - 11
MVP's: Daniel Cecere and Brooks Forsythe
The opening game for the Junior Elite Division saw the Mammoth deliver a dominant performance in a win over the Nighthawks. Daniel Cecere was a threat all game offensively for the Mammoth, who also got contributions from Ben Phillips and Trip Horning. The Mammoth jumped out early and did not let off the gas, even scoring the last goal of the game. The Knighthawks played hard and Brooks Forsythe stood out for them in all aspects of play, adding a long range man up tally. In the end it was 11 to 4 in the favor
of the Mammoth.

Game 7
DC Lightning - 4
Vienna Eskimos - 10
MVP's: Luke Degnan and Billy Shotz
In the final game of a great first day of CBLL, Vito Leone opened up the scoring for the Vienna Eskimos. Scoring from MVP Luke Degnan and others continued a great start for Vienna, who jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the first two periods. MVP Billy Shotz struck at the start of the third to give the DC Lightning life, who rallied to bring the game within 3 at one point. However Vienna, led again by MVP Degnan, weathered the storm and were able to pull away to win 10 to 4 to close out a great day of competition!