Among all the craziness of the summer it wasn’t a given that a triangle would get any kind of summer league for post scholastic athletes. But after some long delays the Ulax summer league kicked off last week.
Much like many other sports leagues Ulax will work on a condensed schedule. The first week of which saw six matchups among the leagues 5 teams on Monday and Wednesday evening.
Monday saw one of the leagues two new teams, Los Guapos, start the season 2-0 agains defending champion MEEP and runners up Bucktown.
LG went down early to MEEP with the defending champs notching the first goal of the 2020 season. The young LG team would score the next two before MEEP squared it up at two. Low Guapos went on a 3 goal run to extend their lead and eventually take a 6-3 halftime lead. Dave King kept the LG group focused as they marched toward victory with and 8-4 final.
In the Bucktown game both teams showed up with stifling defenses. In a low scoring back and forth game it was very close to being a Bucktown win. Veteran leader Dave King threw an assist to goalie-turned-attackman Zach Vigue for a behind the back goal. King’s son, Pat, scored a diving game winner to take the win.
Bucktown followed their tough loss with a good 10-3, lack of lights shortened, win over Warriors. The game was delayed about 5 minutes into the second half when the lights wouldn’t turn on. Eventually the game was called for the safety purposes.
The lights came on in time for the night cap as TriangleLax took on the Warriors. TL was able to take an early lead and coast to a comfortable victory with 7 different players scoring points.
Wednesday saw another day of intense action with Triangle Lax opening with a double header against Warriors and MEEP. trianglelax.com swept the Warriors For the season in game 1. Triangle Lax to a big lead into half time and didn’t relent.
In game 2 Triangle Lax took on MEEP. trianglelax.com fell behind 4-1 early and 7-3 at half. The second half was slow with scoring with MEEP notching another goal. With around 6 minutes to go trianglelax went on a 7-0 run to end up with a 10-8 victory.
MEEP had to bounce back quickly as they squared off against Bucktown. Jumping out to
an early lead MEEP looked to be on the road to avenging Monday nights loss, jumping out to a 2-0 lead. But Bucktown would get their leg underneath them and rally back to take a 6-3 half time lead. MEEP would score early in the second half before fatigue took hold and Bucktown expanded their lead for a 10-4 final.
In the last game of the week Bucktown and Los Guapos squared off for a second time. Just like the first game this game down to a back and forth 1-goal game. Bucktown came out fast and furious taking a 6-2 halftime lead. Los Guapos took advantage of Bucktown turnovers to close the gap to go up 7-6. A back and forth game continued until Bucktown scores two in a row to finish with a 9-8 victory.
At the end of the week it has the standings as follows:
Bucktown : 6 pts 3-1
Triangle Lax: 6pts 3-0
Los Guapos: 4pts 2-1
MEEP: 0 pts 0-3
Warriors: 0pts 0-3
A big point to note is that there are no faceoffs this season. This makes a big deal for teams with stellar FOS that are not able to showcase their talents.
Get more information at http://ulax.org/Raleigh including full standings, schedule, and stats!
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