Black Knights Ground Hawks

Black Knights ground Hawks, 13-5. The St. Joseph’s Hawks (0-3) went north to take on the 13th Ranked Army Black Knights. Brendan Nichtern (4g, 3a) started the ground assault for Army just 2:02 in. Shayne Fable (2g) knotted it up :34 later before the bottom fell in.

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Bobby Abshire (2g) struck twice in just under two minutes. The second was on the advantage and set up by Brandan Nichtern. Nickolas Edinger (1g) added another in the waning seconds and Army was marching with a 4-1 advantage.

The full-frontal attack continued with Army grinding out a 5-0 second quarter when Alex Gekas (2g), Trevor Kelly (1g), Liam Davenport (1g), another from Gekas, and finally, the man with the best name in sports, Danny Kielbasa (1g,1a) pushed it to 9-1 at the half. Ryan Doran (1g) ended the onslaught to get it to 9-2.

:33 later, Shayne Fable added his second and the issue was, was the deficit too much to overcome? Nichtern checked in and erased the Hawks goals. Sadly for the Hawks, they were overmatched in this one. Not going down without a battle, Matt Bohmer (2g) converted a Tucker Bown (1a) set up to bring it to 11-4.

Nichtern and Nicholas Garofano (1g) countered before Bohmer registered his second to close out the 13-5 contest. Army had the advantage in shots, 42-37, and Ground balls, 29-27. Zach Cole continues to dominate from the “x” and was a stellar 14 of 22 while collecting 10 ground balls. Black Knights ground Hawks.

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.