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The Waterdogs (5-5) faced the Archers (6-4) in a battle for third place in the PLL standings.
The goalie match-up had Dillon Ward in net for the Waterdogs facing Adam Ghitelman in net for the Archers.
Although the Waterdogs got off to a good first quarter, a strong second, and third quarters propelled the Archers to victory. Connor Fields (5g,0a), and Tom Schreiber (3g,0a) led the way for the Archers. Kieran McArdle (4g,4a), and Jack Hannah (4g,0a) led the offense for the Waterdogs.
To The Game:
After a lot of back and forth play, the Waterdogs finally struck first when Jack Hannah scored at 4:25. The Archers answered back when Connor Fields converted a Grant Ament pass at 8:51. Ryan Conrad then gave the Waterdogs the lead with a no look shot converting a Kieran McArdle pass at 9:34.
Zach Currier ended the first quarter with a swim move firing to the top corner beating Adam Ghitelman at 11:40.
After one quarter, Waterdogs 3 Archers 1.
The Archers stormed back to tie the game with two from Connor Fields. The first at 1:30, followed by Fields converting a Grant Ament pass at 2:37.
Kieran McArdle gave the ‘Dogs the lead once more off a Michael Sowers feed at 7:23, but was answered back by Justin Inacio just 0:11 seconds later. Jack Hannah scored his second of the game off a Kieran McArdle pass at 8:31, but goals from Tom Schreiber, and Connor Fields with his fourth of the game had the Archers going to the break up by one.
At the half, Archers 6 Waterdogs 5.
The Archers opened the second half with Ryan Ambler scoring twice. His first goal was from Marcus Holman at 1:03, followed by converting a Grant Ament pass at 1:42.
Zach Currier got one back for the Waterdogs 0:07 seconds later, but Justin Inacio’s second of the game 0:07 seconds after that restored the Archers three goal lead.
Kieran McArdle scored again for the Waterdogs at 3:43, but was answered by Connor Fields scoring his fifth of the game at 3:48 off a Will Manny pass.
Matt Moore made it a four goal lead for the Archers at 7:21, but Jack Hannah’s third of the night brought it back to a three goal game. Matt Moore’s second of the game, followed by Tom Schreiber’s second of the game gave the Archers a commanding five goal lead. Kieran McArdle’s third of the night with just 0:07 seconds left brought the Waterdogs within four goals with one more quarter to play.
After three quarters, Archers 13 Waterdogs 9.
Kieran McArdle opened the fourth quarter scoring with his fourth of the game at 0:14 seconds. Jack Hannah then scored his fourth of the game at 7:09, followed by Michael Sowers scoring off a Kieran McArdle feed at 8:17 to bring the game within one goal.
Tom Schreiber’s third of the night, followed by a howitzer 2-point goal from Grant Ament with just 0:55 seconds left sealed the deal for the Archers.
Final score, Archers 16 Waterdogs 12.
- Shots on goal favored the Archers 32-30
- Faceoffs were dominated by the Waterdogs 21-10.
- The Waterdogs went 2 for 3 on the power play, while the Archers went 0 for 1.
- Kieran McArdle 4g, 4a
- Jack Hannah 4g, 0a
- Zach Currier 2g, 1a
- Grant Ament 1 2 pt. g, 4a
- Connor Fields 5g, 0a
- Tom Schreiber 3g, 0a
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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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had 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).
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Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.