Quakers Knock off Duke, 14-1

Two top-ranked squads met up in DI NCAA Lacrosse Battle on Saturday after when the #7 Penn Quakers (2-0)  ventured to Matthews Sportsplex Pavilion to take up the challenge of the #10 Duke Blue Devils (2-2).

Sean Lulley (6g.1a) banged two goals 1:40 apart and the Quakers were breaking ground.

At 9:55, Ben Bedard (2g) pushed you a 3-0 game before Joey Manown (2g) put the Blue Devils on the board to close the first with Penn in front,2-1

Dyson Williams (2g) closed it to 3-2.before Penn went on a run courtesy of Kyle Gallagher (1g) who won the ensuing faceoff and took it the house just six seconds after the Duke tally.

On the heels of Gallagher, Penn got goals from Sean Lulley. Adam Goldner who continue of goals and points in 27 consecutive games, before Owen Caputo (3g) made it 6-3 at 6:07.

Duke was just warming you and Cameron Badour (1g,2a) followed by Garrett Leadmon (1g) closed the curtain on the half with Penn clinging to a 6-5 lead.

Devon Williams buried his second to tie it up before Mitch Bartolo set up Lulley to regain the Penn lead.

Joey Manown nailed his second to get it even on the nan up and a heavyweight battle was on.

Mitch Bartolo (1g,1a) and Caputo started a “you score, we score” event that Goldner and Lulley stuck a hot poker in. Jadon Kerry (1g) thwarted the Penn rally to take the squads to final 15:00 with Penn in front, 10-9.

1:23 in, Caputo knotted it again And CJ Carpenter (1g,1a) gave Duke a one goal led that lasted until James Shipley (1g) buried a Dylan Gerger set up to take this to nail-biting time at 11-11.

Bedard, Gerber (1g,1a) on the man up followed by Lulley put the finishing touches on the Quaker’s conquest, 14-11.

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.