Dragons Close Home Portion of 2021

Dragons close home portion of 2021 season with a 12-8 victory. Senior day at Vidas Field saw The Drexel Dragons (7-2, 5-2) get the best of the #20 Hofstra Pride. Saying farewell were, Reid Bowering, Aidan Coll, Casey Dubois, Luke Hurley, Pat Kieran Jimmeh Koita, Paul Macrina, Colin Mailman, John Van Sickle, and Kyle Worsley.

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Jack Mulcahy (3g) got Drexel on the board at the 13:33 mark. James Philbin (2g) had an answer 1:02 later with Ardrey Sterlyn (3g) getting his first of three. Hofstra showing its pride and in front, 2-1. Reid Bowering (3g,1a) picked up a pair with the first at 2:26 followed at :36 off a George Grippo (2a) feed to end the quarter with the Dragons up, 4-2. Sterlyn hit his 4th of the campaign with Sean Donnelly (1g,3a) hitting his 19th followed by Aidan Coll (2g) with :29 showing to end the half with a 6-3 Drexel edge.

Justin Lynsky (1g,1a) hit rope just forty-two seconds in. Followed three minutes later when Sterlyn nailed his third to cut it a 6-5 game. Coll (24th) and Ryan Sheridan (1g) exchanged markers just :36 apart. At that point, Drexel would take over thanks to Bowering closing the quarter. The run continued with net benders from Luke Tomak (2g), Ryan Genord (1g), Tomak bagging his 7th, Grippo setting up Mulcahy for his 12th.

When the smoke cleared, Drexel was looking at a 12-6 edge. Once again, Hofstra showed their pride with Philbin and Bryce Tolmie (1g) countering but, it would be too little too late.

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This marked the 6th consecutive Drexel victory and third over a ranked team. Statistics wise this was very close with Drexel taking 41 shots and the Pride 38. On net was The Dragons with a 22-20 advantage and turnovers revealed 19 for Drexel with 20 from Hofstra. Ground balls were in favor of Drexel as well, 25-14. Face-offs went the way of the Pride, 13-9 with Brian Herber winning 11 of 20. Bobby Casey stopped 10 Drexel tries with counterpart, Ross Blumenthal making several in close stops when things were still taut and had a total of 12. Dragons close home portion of 2021 season with a 12-8 victory.

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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.

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