Hawks Swoop Down on Sacred Heart

Hawks swoop down on Sacred Heart, 13-9. Buoyed by a big 3rd Quarter, The St. Joseph’s Hawks (2-3, 2-0 NEC) pulled off a nice NEC win over The Sacred Heart Pioneers (1-5, 0-2 NEC).

Tucker Almany stopped 14 shots in the Hawks nets and Zach Cole was his usual strong self and went 14 of 22 from the “X”. Levi Anderson (3g) and Tucker Brown (1g) gave the visiting Hawks a lead they would never surrender, 2-0. Drew Edwards (3g) cut the lead in half at the 3:01 mark before a wild final minute which revealed a game-tying marker from Logan Liljeberg (1g, 3a) with :24 to play. Matt Bohmer (3g,2a) put St.Joe’s back in front, 3-2 with all of :03 remaining.


Bohmer’s tally seemed to ignite the Hawks. SJU promptly got scores from Anderson, Bohmer, Ryan Doran setting up Matt Tufano (2g) on the man up. Tufano with his second just :12 later and the Hawks were soaring, 7-2.

Sacred Heart had something to say about that chain of events. Alex Weiss (1g) getting his own man-advantage goal followed by Liljeberg assisting on another Drew Edwards net bender and we had a battle at 7-4. Ryan Doran (3g,1a) and Sal Miccio (1g,1a) exchanged markers with Anderson notching another last-minute goal for the Hawks to close the half at a 9-5 lead for the visiting Hawks.

In this quarter, it was the Pioneers who came out hot. Trevor Johnson (2g) followed by a Max Leonetti (1g) goal that got it back to a two-goal match. Undaunted, the Hawks came right back courtesy of Ryan Doran (3g,1a), Shayne Fable feeding Bohmer, and Doran ending the third with The Hawks in control, 12-7.

To start the final stanza the Bohmer-Fable duo struck again. This time it was Matt Bohmer setting up Fable (1g,1a). Trevor Johnson and Drew Edwards closed the scoring on the impressive St. Joe’s road victory.

“Sacred Heart gave us everything we could handle,” said head coach Taylor Wray following the victory. “They are a tough and gritty team, and to travel up there in a day and come away with a win is no easy task. Overall, I was pleased with how our team played. There are still little mistakes that we need to clean up all over the field, but today was definitely a step forward for us.”

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Inside the Game

Shots were even at 42.  A big difference was the extra-man situation. The Hawks going 1 for 4 and holding Sacred Heart to a dismal 1 for 7. Hawks swoop down on Sacred Heart in an impressive victory, 13-9.

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.