Penn Romps Cabrini

Penn romps Cabrini, 23-9. After 411 days, the Penn Quakers returned to action and, in a strange twist, challenged D3 Cabrini (8-2).
Adam Goldner posted 9 goals and an assist to tie the program record for goals in a single game.

Into the Action

Dylan Gerger added nine points with his seven goals. Sean Lulley posted four assists to match Jack Schultz. Mike Gerzebek led Cabrini with 4 markers with Matt LoParo adding three. Jake Klein contributed with 3 helpers. After the first quarter, it was a 3-2 Penn lead courtesy of Goldner and Gerger scoring within the first 2:12.

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Gerzebek and Goldner on the EMO exchanged goals with Matt LoParo closing the stanza. The fireworks started in the second stanza with a combined 11 goals with eight coming from Penn. Gerger and Gerzebek started the party followed by Goldner and Gerger getting it to 6-3. LoParo and Kyle Tucker (1g) countered to get it to 6-5.

The floodgates would open and Penn went on a major role with Goldner, Gabe Furey (1g), another from Goldner, Robert Schain (1g), and Gerger to close the half with Penn in serious control, 11-5. The Quakers picked up where they left off with Gerger, James Shipley (1g,2a), Ben Bedard (2g) converting a pretty outlet from a goaltender,  Patrick Berkinshaw, and Gerger making it a 15-4 Quakers lead.
Ty Kostack (1a) set up LoParo to end the nine-goal stampede.

Gerzebek added another man up to cut the deficit to 15-7. Goldner then rattled off a natural hat trick followed by Gerger and Goldner assisting on Cam Rubin’s (1g) tally to end the third with a 20-7 Penn edge. Things calmed down offensively with only five markers in the fourth started with another Gerzebek EMO goal that Mike Lamon (1g) matched. Jake Klein picked up his third helper on Bryan Rafferty’s goal at the 6:11 mark but, Penn put an exclamation mark on this one with Goldner and Bedard that closed the 23-9 final.

Stats

Shots had Penn with a 48-37 advantage as well as a 30-22 edge with shots on goal. Despite the score, Penn turned the ball over 26 times with Cabrini being charitable with only 12. Groundballs revealed a 48-25 Penn advantage. Faceoffs were in favor of Penn, 25-10 with Jamie Rusi leading the way with a 22 of 29 day with 7 ground balls. Extra man chances had Pen going 1 of 4 with Cabrini posting an outstanding 4 for 7. Penn romps Cabrini.

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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.

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