Iowa Got Caught Up in the Stampede

The Aksarben Stampede (1-0) took the Iowa DogFish (0-2) challenge at the RalstonArena in Nebraska IBLA action. Iowa got caught up in the stampede with a 14-10 score in a game that was closer than the score indicates.

To the Action

Iowa scored first on a Michael Jango (2g,2a) marker at 1:37. The Stampede countered with a flurry. This was provided by Star of the Game, Tanner Lerdahl with his first of seven goals and eight points. Zach Barnhill (1g,1a) and Lerdahl made it a 3-1 affair with Billy Dinen (2g) stopping the run cutting it a 3-2 score. Tyson Scoboda (1g, 1a) potted a man advantage goal to get it to a two-goal differential before Iowa answered to end it be first at 4-4. Thomas Geren (2g) scored the goals just fifteen seconds apart.

The Stampede dominated in the second period and pulled off a 4-1 edge. Lerdahl picked up a natural hat trick with Owen Wostupal (2g,1a) adding the fourth. Ryan Barnes (1g) supplied the Iowa marker and the combatants went to the final stanza with Aksarben in front, 8-5.

Wostupal pushed it to 9-5 at :33 but Iowa started to click with net benders from. Jonathan Samuel (1g), Nick Lundberg (1g) followed by Jango on the man up. The Stampede took the hits but had answered with Aaron Gosch (1g), converting a sweet feed from Barnhill, again on the man up Lerdahl, Andrew Gleitz (1g,1a), and a pair from Lerdahl got it to 14-8 and Iowa would notch tallies from Tucker LaBelle (1g) and the second from Billy Dineen to close the book on the 14-10 score.

Shots favored the Stampede, 45-26 with Alex Postol stopping 31 shots for Iowa. Alex Grewcock turned away 17 shots in the Stampede nets. Special teams were active with Iowa hitting 2 of 6 chances and Akserben hitting a perfect 3 for 3. Iowa got caught up in the stampede.

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.