Insanity in Seattle

Lacrosse purists are not easily taken aback with events at a box game but, when the Portland Voodoo took on the Everett Express, even the most jaded fan took notice. This leads to the insanity in Seattle. An average game may witness a combined 20 to 25 goals. What if I told you, each team had that many? What if I told you that the Voodoo lit the lamp twenty times and got blown out?


The teams scored a combined 51 goals! that is not a misprint…51! A wild extravaganza saw the teams putting up 16 goals in the first period. What if I told you the Express actually hit net a total of 15 times in the middle stanza? The final period continued to be wild with 14 combined goals and ended with an unworldly 31-20 Express victory.

How wild was it? Matt Mariano (8g,3a) scored four times in the second. CJ Schuster (6g,1a) added a natural hat trick with Garrett Goshom (8g,3a) scoring, not one, but two, natural hat tricks for the Express. The Voodoo got a five-goal, one assist game from Marshall McGriz with Patrick Duffy adding four goals. In all, 10 players hit the score sheet for the Express, and nine hit the sheet for the Voodoo. Fireworks in the Pacific Northwest leading to the insanity in Seattle.

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.