New England Featured a Home and Home Matchup.

New England IBLA featured a home and home matchup. The (2-0) Northmen took on the No’Easters (1-1). The Northmen feature a high-powered offense and stingy defense, both on display in their 13-7 victory.

Mark White (4g) and Kyle Baker (2g) put the Northmen in front 2-0 with just 3:33 played. Sam Carlin (1g) cut the lead in half before Jason Erwin (3a) set up CJ LaBreck (2g,1a) on a man-down situation to get it to 3-1. The rest of the period was a “you score, I score” match with Jimmy Cunningham (3g) for the No’Easters making it 3-2.

LaBreck got the helper on a Brandon Dube (3g,1a) marker with Connor Abbatessa (2g) for the Nor’Easters to get it a 4-3 affair.
Mark White closed the stanza with a pretty goal and a close 5-3 game was heating up. A huge second period saw the Northmen take control with a 5-2 run. White notched his hat trick with Tom Feenstra (1g) and one from Dube.

Cunningham would end the three-goal run. Jason Erwin set White up with a pretty pass before George Gilbert (2a) to LaBreck widened the margin to 10-4. With just :05 on the clock, Mike Maggio (1g) gave the No’Easters a breath of life. He took the squads to the final stanza and a 10-5 score. Abbatessa on the advantage coupled with Cunningham”s third drew it to a three-goal game with five and a half to play. The Northmen took over and Sam Payne (1g), Dube, and Kyle Baker turned the lights off on the 13-7 contest. New England IBLA featured a home and home matchup.

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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.

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