Georgia Stings New York, 14-9

In National Lacrosse League action on Saturday evening, the Georgia Swarm (5-3)  continued to find their mojo and defeated the expansion, New York Riptide (1-7) by a score of 14-9.

The Swarm realized no fewer than 13 players getting on the score sheet.

A tight first stanza only revealed three tallies that were kicked off by the first of his three from Tyler Digby at the 3:28 mark.

Georgia responded in the person of Zed Williams (2g) who ended the opening back and forth with a pair giving Georgia the 2-1 advantage.

With just :44 elapsed, Jordan Hall 1g,3a) padded the lead with an unassisted tally.

Digby answered to make it a two-goal contest but, that was as close as the Riptide would get.

Miles Thompson (1g, 2a), Jason Noble (1g) on the man down, Lyle Thompson (3g,1a), Alex Crepinsek (1g) and Jordan MacIntosh (1g,2a) blew the game open for the Swarming Swarm who seized a 9-2 lead.

Connor Kelly sent a pretty feed that Tyson Gibson (1g, 1a) converted time to get it to a 9-3 affair.

Adam Weidemann (1g) and Randy Staats (3g.1a) on the advantage, closed the half with Georgia in charge, 11-3.

Lyle Thompson countered but New York surged with tallies from
Connor Kelly (2g,3a) on the man down, and a pair from Dan Lomas to get it to 12-7.

Hall and Brendan Bomberry (3a) set your Staats to get it to a six-goal differential.

Kelly for New York and Lyle Thompson exchanged markers before Kieran McArdle (1g) closed the scoring.

Dis and Dat: New York controlled face-offs, going 15 of 26. Georgia had the edge in shots, 45-42 while loose balls were also in Georgia’s favor, 79-76.

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.