Ralston Wins Rematch in a Classic

Ralston wins rematch in a classic, 9-8. In IBLA action in the Nebraska chapter, The Iowa DogFish (0-3) took on the Ralston Regals (3-0) in a rematch with both games being decided by a tight margin with the Regals winning the first encounter by a 13-11 score.

Look up classic in the encyclopedia. I know, what is that? Make it Google and this one shows up. The Regals dominated the first stanza. Robby O’Connor (1g), player of the game, John Caruso (4g), and Caruso putting home a Kurt Carlson feed. Michael Jango (2g) supplying the lone DogFish marker.

Iowa dominated the middle stanza with Jango and a pair from Ryan Barnes (4g) with only one Regals. Marker from Caruso to end the first forty minutes all knotted at 4-4. Things opened wide in the third with a combined nine goals started at 4:48 when Billy Dineen (1g) made it a 5-4 Iowa edge.

Ralston went on a three-goal burst fueled by Weston Pool (1a) setting up RJ Moffatt (3g), Kurt Carlson (1g,1a) and at 10:26, Moffatt collected his second. Alex Malinowski (1g) cut the lead to 7-6 on the contests only power-play goal at the 13:43 mark and a Wilson finish seemed likely.

Caruso pushed it to an 8-6 Ralston advantage but at 16:45 Barnes buried one to get it to 8-7. At 18:45 Barnes got it even with a pretty unassisted marker. With just :28 on the clock, Moffatt buried the winner. Marty Gospodarski stopped 20 of 28 shots for Ralston and his counterpart, Bud Wye turned aside 25 of 34. Ralston wins rematch in a classic.

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.