Nova Ladies Drop Heartbreaker

Nova Ladies drop a heartbreaker, 8-7. The Marquette Lady Golden Eagles (4-6, 1-3 Big East) pulled out an 8-7 victory over the Villanova Lady Wildcats (3-7, 1-3 Big East) in a Conference battle.

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Marquette started fast with markers from Shea Garcia (1g) and Madison Kane (1g,1g) but Nova had the answer when Libby McKenna (3g,1a) and Olivia Piccirilli (1g,1a) knotted it up with 14:39 left in the half. Megan Menzuber (1g,1a) pushed the Eagles to a 3-2 edge.

It would stay that way for thirteen minutes before Brittany Bruno (1g) would close the 3-3 half. Katie Comerford (2g) scored at 27:41 and Villanova took the lead that lasted for just over two minutes before Caroline Stellar (1g) knotted it up again. Lindsey Hill (1g,2a) followed by Hannah Greving (2g) gave Marquette a two-goal edge at 6-4.

McKenna bagged her 23rd but Madison Kane (1g,1a) quickly answered. McKenna (24th) and Comerford (17th) put it back in a familiar place… tied up at 7-7. Greving (17th) found rope with 4:54 to play and Marquette was able to shut down Villanova and take the 8-7 victory.

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The Eagles had the edge in shots, 30 to 18 as well as shots on goal, 18-15. Nova turned the ball over 20 times to the 19 for Marquette. Completing the sweep, the Eagles scooped 26 ground balls with Nova getting 17. Nova Ladies drop a heartbreaker, 8-7.

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.