Hawks Tame Lions

The St. Joseph Hawks used a commanding third quarter to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions, 15-13.

The Hawks, coming off a one goal loss to Delaware, improve to 2-1 while Penn State drops to 1-3.

Matt Bohmer (6g) for the Hawks and Jack Traynor (4g, 3a) for the Lions, put on a scoring show.

To The Action

Penn State made the trip to Sweeney Field on the campus of St. Joe’s on a blustery afternoon.

With just a minute and eight seconds gone, Tucker Brown (2g) gave the guests a rude welcome.

Just under a minute would pass until Will Peden (1g, 4 helpers) got it even 1-1.

Fifty seconds later Bohmer kicked off his huge day with an unassisted goal.

The back and forth continues with Jack Kelly getting his first of two on the man-up.

That kicked off a Penn State run with Mark Sickler (2g) and Jeb Brendfleck (3g), both on the advantage with Traynor at even strength, closed the quarter with Penn State in front, 5-2.

Second Quarter

Brendfleck nailed a pair with both being set up by Traynor.

The Hawks swooped with Brown, Bohmer and Colin Reich (1g) with Kelly stopping the run to end the half.

Talk About Game Changing

St. Joe’s completely took over the game. A 7-1 quarter with 18 shots.

Bohmer, Levi Anderson (1g), Carter Pace ( 2g), Bohmer again, Austin Strazzula (1g), William King (1g) and Pace did the honors.

Traynor had the Lions goal and the third concluded with a 13-9 score.

Domination

Mac McLauglin (1g) on the advantage just 13 seconds in gave the home team a 14-9 edge.

Penn State attempted to comeback and rallied with Traynor, Dan Reaume (1g) another from Traynor got it within a pair, 14-12.

Bohmer put an end to that with 3:38 to play with Sickler accounting for the 15-13 final.

Stats

Shots favored the Hawks, 51-41 with Bohmer registering 8.

Face-offs went the Hawks way, 20 of 30 with Zach Cole taking them.all.

Tucker Almany stopped 8 of the 21 shots from PSU.

Big Win on Hawk Hill

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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