Neumann Moves to 7-3 in DIII

Kevin M. Neibauer
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The Neumann Knights (7-3) made the trek up the Pennsylavania Turnpike to Williamsport PA from take on The Lycoming Warriors (4-5) at UPMC Field.

Drew Comlon led the way for the Knights with a 6 point contest in the 10-7 Neumann win.

Owen Zimmerman led Lycoming with a five goal game.

To the Action

Zimmerman opened the scoring at the 8:40 mark with the helper going to Tro Scozzafava (1a).

The remainder of the first was all Neumann.

Conlon (4g,2a) bagged a pair. First at 8:27 with the second at 3:45.

Kyle Daly (1g) at 2:58 and Rich Marshall (1g,2a) following just :11 later concluded the opening stanza with the Knights in front, 4-1.

To the Second Fifteen Minutes

The Neumann uprising reached six with Wyatt Belotti (2g) hitting net at the 10:31 mark.

The Knights kept the quick strike in order when Conlon made it 6-1 just :16 later.

At 9:43, Lycoming put an end to the run when Rory Himes set up Zimmerman to cut the deficit to 6-2.

Unfazed, Conlon went back to work followed by Sam Nice (1g) making it an 8-2 contest.

Evan Unser (1g) tallied at the buzzer to close the half with Lycoming looking at an 8-3 deficit.

To the Third

Zimmerman opened the second half scoring by planting a sweet feed from Michael Scarponi (1a).

Mike Kiley (1g,1a) had a response six minutes later that put it to 9-4.

Zimmerman cut it to a three goal game with goals at :24 and :11. The stanza came to a close with the Warriors on the war path.

Quarter Four

Rory Himes (1g,1a) would get it a 9-7 difference but, Lycoming could do no more

Belotti closed the book with an unassisted tally at 1:04 for the 10-7 final.


• Shots went the Neumann way,43-38 and shots on goal also went the Knights direction, 30-18.

• Turnovers had Neumann with 25 and Lycoming, 23.

• Neumann breaks their two game losing streak.

• Jake Marchiafava had 11 saves for Neumann with Ben Franco stopping 20 for Lycoming.

• Face-offs heavily favored Neumann, 16-4 with John McGrath posting 13 of 15.

Neumann Moves to 7-3.

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.