Portside vs. True North in B.I.L.L. action

Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network

True Sports Drops a 14-7 contest to the 6-0 Portside Club. The loss puts True Sports into a tie with Toyota at 3-3 records each.

FIRST QUARTER:

The white-hot Will Murphy picked up where he left off, picked up the game’s first score off a Collin Snyder (1a) set up and True Sports went up with just 2:25 played.  Shaun Crow (5g,2a) started his big night to knot it up 1-1.  It took just 1:11 for Jeremy Scranton to set up Murphy (4g,1a) and allow True Sports to once again take a one goal lead.  Crow and Brad Reppert (2g) converting Crow’s feed would end the first with Portside getting their legs and a 3-2 advantage.

ON TO THE SECOND:

It took 8:17 before Reppert bagged his second of the affair, Crow followed with an unassisted marker at 11:09, with Peter Green scoring (2g) off a Max Siskind set up. This would push it to a 6-2 lead with 7:00 remaining.  Murphy hit a streaking Dominic Gurnsey (1g) to end the run, and the half closed with a Portside 6-3 edge.

THIRD QUARTER

Crow started a four goal run with Max Siskind (3g,1a) recording a natural hat trick with scores at 4:20, 10:47 and 11:31.  James Lindsay (1g) stopped the run, and after three it was a 10-4 affair.

FINAL STANZA

After just ten seconds Jeremy Scranton (1g,1a) attempted to jump start a comeback.  Crow at 1:32, and then Crow turned playmaker set up Brody Bartell (1g) which thwarted any comeback.  Murphy pushed it to 12-7 with goals 1:11 apart, which was the last hurrah for True Sports.  Joe Bucci (1g, 1a), and Peter Green each added man up goals to end the game 14-7, giving Portside a perfect regular season.

DIS AND DAT:

  • How hot is Will Murphy? He has found the back of the net no fewer than 12 times in the last two outings.
  • For Portside, Brian Kusterer turned aside 27 of the 34 shots he faced, while getting an assist on the second Siskind goal.
  • Timothy Flanagan faced 39 shots and denied 25 for True Sports .
  • Face-offs were even at 11-11.
  • True Sports went 0 for 3 on the advantage while Portside went 2 for 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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had 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).

Mr. Groob 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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