Drexel Gets to 2-2 With 10-8 Victory

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The Drexel Dragons (2-2) went into Bethpage FCU Stadium to battle LIU

A mixed bag of goal scorers led Drexel to a victory.

Opening Stanza

LIU kicked off the scoring at 8:24 with Jake Gillis (2g) converting a set up from Richie Lacalandria for his 8th on the season.

Lacalandria (2g,2a) pushed it to 2-0 with just :15 on the clock.

Second Verse

Just twelve seconds in Tristan Plotts (1g) buried a Ryan Genord set up on the man advantage to trim the margin to 2-1.

3:37 later, Sean Donnelly (3g,1a) got it even at 2-2.

Donnelly would add another with help from Like Stansfield (1a) and Drexel would seize the lead.

Another extra strength goal, this one from Carter Begley made it a 4-2 Drexel advantage

Lacalandria and Blake Behlen (2g,2a) closed the half with a 4-4 score.

To The Third

LIU came out storming with Nick Colantonio (1g) hitting a power play marker followed by a Behlen tally at the 5:00 mark.

Drexel would get even with goals from, Aidan Coll (2g,2a), and Donnelly with his 9th to end the third with a 6-6 score.

Wind It Out

Genord setting up Coll, Genord and Max Semple (1g,1a) hitting rope that made it a 9-6 Dragons lead.

Gillis stopped the run on a man up goal with Genord and Will Snelders ,(1g) ending the scoring on the 10-8 game.


Ross Blumenthal had 20 saves for Drexel with Will Mark having 10 for LIU.

Justin Joseph went 14 for 21 from the “X” with 10 Ground Balls for LIU.

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.