History Made

The Number 15 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays put together a fourth quarter flurry to sneak out an 11-10 victory over Loyola.

The win makes history as it was the 1000th in school history.

It also marks the first time any squad has put up 1000 wins.

JHU started playing in 1883 and improved the all time record to 1000-356-15.

This one was a classic with the teams facing a tied score no fewer than 8 times.

Let’s Break it Down

The man with the best name in Sports, Mustang Sally (1a) set up Payton Rozanko (1g) with just :43 played and the 0-2 Ninth Ranked Greyhounds,went up.

Forty One seconds later, Jackson Raposo (2g, 2a) converted a Connor Desimone (1a) set up and we had our first tie.

Kevin Lindley (1g) gave the Greyhounds a lead.

JHU (3-0) obtained markers from Joey Epstein (2g, 3a) followed :43 later when Garrett Degnon (1g) tallied on the man advantage.

Here comes a tie score…Aidan Olmstead (4a) did the work with Evan James (2 g) hitting net with :43 on the clock.

The first came to its end with a 3-3 stand-off.

One Down Three to Go

Joey Kamish (4g) took all of 1:57 to put Loyola back in the lead. Forty seconds later, Epstein turned playmaker for Raposo who notched his third of the season and it went to 4-4.

Kevin Lindley and Kamish gave Loyola a two goal advantage.

By now you know a tie is on its way and Owen McManus (1g) followed by Epstein setting up Johnathan Pesko (1g ) closed the back and forth half with a 6-6 score.

This is Like a Heavyweight Fight

Kamish got his third at 13:41 but Jacob Angelus (1) answered at 12:06.

The “you score…we score” party was in full force.

Evan James and Ryan Evans (1g) matched to get it to 8-8 with 8:41 on the game clock.

Loyola seemed to get momentum when Kalish scored a buzzer beater and, 15:00 to go, the Greyhounds were set to run.

A Classic Ending

Seth Higgins (1g) pushed it to a 10- 8 game but JHU saddled the Hounds when Ryan Evans (1g) Epstein and long pole, Scott Smith (1g) made the difference in the 11-10 win.

Inside the Numbers

Face offs went 13-11 for Loyola with Loyola’s Bailey Saveo winning 12 of 21.

Shots were 44-34 the Loyola with Shots on Goal showing Josh Kirson turning away 14 for Hopkins.

Loyola employed two Goalies with Colton Teitelbaum going 30 minutes allowing 6 goals with one save.

Luke Staudt allowed five goals with 3 saves.

Ground Balls has a 33-27 Loyola advantage.

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.