Hawks Swoop On Wagner

Hawks swoop on Wagner, 17-5. The St. Joseph’s Hawks put their win on the board in a convincing fashion, 17-5. Led by Ryan Doran with seven points and the “under the radar” face-off whiz, Zach Cole (15 of 21 76.2% with 14 ground balls) the Hawks dominated every aspect of this one.

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Wagner (0-3) held their only lead with a John Kilcommons (1g) set up by Tyler Lawton (2a) before the Hawks swooped and took control. Doran (5g,2a), Matt Bohmer (4g), and another from Doran pushed the Hawks to a 3-1 edge. Lawton fed Phillip Buque (2g) to cut it to 3-2 and, with that, St.Joes put Wagner in the rearview window.

Doran assisted on a Cole Peters (1g, a) tally before Matt Bohmer and Sean Voelker (1g) closed the first stanza with the visitors in the driver’s seat, 6-2. St. Joe’s notched the only two second-quarter goals courtesy of Doran and Boehmer and found themselves with an 8-2 edge. Levi Anderson (1g) and Doran pushed it to 10-2 and finally, after 19:30 of scoreless time, Wagner cut it to 10-3 when Nick Martini (1 g) dented the twine.

Doran closed the third at 11-3 and fifteen minutes remained until the Hawks would secure the first victory of 2021. Alex Keener (1g) and Justin White (1g) for Wagner,exchanged markers. At that point, the Hawks sailed with Bohmer, Mac McLaughlin (2g), Shayne Fable (1g,1a), McLaughlin and Timmy Phillips (1g) busted down the doors to make it 17-4.

Phillip Buque added one to close it at 17-5. Shots went 52-27 for the Hawks while the shots on goal were 38-13 St. Joe’s. The Hawks owned the ground balls, 50-28. Hawks swoop on Wagner.

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.