Lady Wildcats Fall in Thriller

Lady Wildcats fall in a thriller, 12-9. The Lady Wildcats of Villanova (2-4) held in for 51 minutes against the 19th ranked Hofstra Lady Pride (3-1). Villanova was outscored by Alyssa Parella 10 goals to 9.


Things started great for the Wildcats with Libby McKenna (1g), a pair from Katie Comerford (2g), and Olivia Piccirilli (1g,1a) and after 8:37, Villanova was riding high at 4-0. Parella scored her first two just :25 apart followed by Grace Langella (1g), Alexa Mattera (1g) then three more from Parella that made it 7-4 Hofstra.

Haley Driscoll (3g) ended the half with a 7-5 score. At 26:17 it went to 8-5 courtesy of who else? Parella who would score every Hofstra goal the rest of the way. Kayla Gulmi (1g,1a) interrupted the Parella onslaught but only for 2:25 when she buried goal 7.

Villanova kept battling and Haley Driscoll, Brittany Bruno (1g) with another from Driscoll, and the Wildcats found themselves in a 9-9 game. Parella would get back-to-back-to-back goals for the second time that would salt this one away.

Parella launched 18 shots with 13 going on goal. Total shots were 26-24 for Hotstra, with on goal also in favor of the Pride, 19-14. Hofstra also owned the ground ball battle, 19-15 and draw controls, 16-7. Lady Wildcats fall in a thriller, 12-9 to the Lady Pride.

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.