Delaware Women Get in Win Column

The LaSalle Lady Explorers (2-1) travelled South to Newark, Delaware for a date with the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (1-2).

A taut first quarter saw a 4-4 tie but, the home team would break away for a 14-9 victory.

An 8-3 second half made the difference in this one.

To The Action

Delaware scored first with Lizzie Hsu (3g) notching her third of the season unassisted with just :27 played.

LaSalle roared back with Tori Rolon (2g), Maddie Henderson (1g) bagging her 5th followed by Lola Quigley (1) all within 2:14 to grab a 3-1edge.

Danica Swech (2g) countered with her 2nd and 3rd to knot it up.

Lizzie Yurchak added her first of two to give Delaware a 4-3 lead.

Maddie Dachowski (1g,1a) closed the opening quarter with a 4-4 score.

To The Second

Delaware went on another three goal frenzy fueled by a free position goal from Delaney McDaniel (2g, 3a), and unassisted markers from Sydni Rosa (2g) and Tori Rolen getting her 7th.

Claudia Steinmetz (1g) momentarily stopped the surge but, Delaware took over from that point. Riley Gillin (1g,2a), Kendra Schweitzer (1g) and Mae Dickens (1g) putting home a Gillin set up to end the half with Delaware just warming up, 9-6.

Will the Run Continue?

2:14 in and Emily Johnston (2g) closed it to a 9-7 contest.

From there, Delaware would blow it open with a five goal run with Lizzy Hsu adding her 4th and 5th, and Sydni Rosa adding her 2nd to end the third with a 12-7 LaSalle disadvantage.

Run it Out Time

The run picked right back up with Lizzie Yurchak and McDaniel pushing it to 14-7.

LaSalle fought back courtesy of Erin Welsh (1g) and Johnston closing the books on the 14-9 game.

“I’m proud of the team win that we had tonight, A lot of people stepped up in big moments to make some big plays.  It was really great to see the team bounce back and play hard for a win tonight!” Delaware Head Coach Amy Altio.

Inside the Game

Sophia Foohey made 8 stops for LaSalle with Delaware using two Goalies.

Julia Dellarata played the first half making 4 saves and was spelled by Kelli McCreary and her 8 stops.

Delaware went 12-8 on draw controls.

Delaware Women Get In Win Column

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.