Battle of the Hawks

SJU wins the battle of the Hawks, 15-8. The St. Joseph’s Lady Hawks (2-2) showed up at Ulrich Stadium to battle the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-2). St. Joe’s put their foot on the pedal and stormed to a resounding, 15-8 victory. Kaela Smith (2g) for St.Joe’s and Sondra Dickey (1g) exchange tallies with just under 2:30 played. Ad

The forth and back continued with Stephanie Kelly (4g) for the Hawks and Gabby Schneider (1g,1a) countering just thirty-seven later, and, again the women were knotted at 2-2. St. Joe’s got riled and took charge with markers from, Kelly, Riley Delaney (2g), a third from Kelly. Sam McGee (3g,1a), Bridget Cerciello (1g), and one more from McGee pushed it to an 8-2 SJU lead.

Lehigh battled back with tallies from Cecile Redfern (2g) and Sonia Dickey (2g) to get it to a manageable 8-4 deficit. Alyssa Manley (2g,1a) stooped the run but Sonora Dickey (2g) countered on the EMO to bring the curtain down on 9-5 St. Joe’s lead. The visitors would blow it open. Three more furnished by, McGee, Manley, and Kaela Smith to seemingly put it out of range, 12-5.

With 20:05 to play, Anna McCarthy (1g) attempted time jumpstart a comeback. That was eliminated when Riley Delaney and Stephanie Kelly hit rope to push it to, 14-6 with only 4:00 showing on the clock. Redfern stopped the run but Julia Pash (1g) stepped up to counter before Katia Carnevale (1g) ended up scoring with Lehigh falling, 15-8.

Inside the Game

St. Joe’s netminder, Melissa Semkiw turned aside 13 shots. Shots favored St. Joe’s 36-30

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.