Rochester Gets Swallowed in a Riptide..

Kevin M. Neibauer

LaxPhilly– A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.

If anyone of sane mind had any doubt that Jeff Teat would be Rookie of the Year in the National Lacrosse League, those doubts should be erased

Teat put up a ten point night in leading the New York Riptide (6-10) to a commanding, 15-7 romp over the Rochester Knighthawks (3-13)

The decision locks up the number two draft pick for Rochester.

How Did it Happen?

Things went swimmingly for the Riptide who outscored Rochester, 4-0 in the opening fifteen minutes

Teat and Kieran McArdle set up Dan Lomas (2g) at 9:25 on the advantage to get the ball rolling

Teat and McArdle stayed busy setting up Jake Fox (4g) just 1:07 later

Teat kept his magic going by setting up Ron John (1g2a) with Teat making it four helpers off a second from Fox to end the first.


Andrew Borgatti (1g) at :31 followed by Teat (3g 7a) just twenty four ticks later made it a 6-0 New York advantage. .

Curtis Knight (2g,2a) stopped the bleeding with help from Mike Burke and Thomas Hoggarth with 2:49 played.

Connor Kearnan set up Kieran McArdle (1g,3a) with a pretty set up on the advantage that made it a 7-1 affair.

Curtis Knight at 11:21 and Mike Burke (2g,1a) just thirty four ticks later closed the half with New York in front, 7-3.

To the Third

It took just 1:02 for Teat to hit paydirt but, was followed at 3:30 with a strike from Ryland Rees (1g) at 3:30.

Thomas Hoggarth (1g,3a) at 6:19 and Connor Kearnan (1g,3a) at 6:51 made the score 9-5 the way of the Riptide

On the advantage, Scott Dominey (1g) converted off as transition outlet from netminder, Steven Orleman followed 2:38 later with Fox putting home from ..who else? Jeff Teat and Kearnan..

That broght the curtain on quarter Three with a six goal Riptide advantage, 11-5.

Wind it Down Time

Dan MacRae (1g) followed by Teat just under two minutes later pushed it to 13-5.

Knight and Hoggarth set up Ryan Smith (1g) to stop the five goal New York run.

Lomas went right back at it on the man advantage with helpers going to Teat and Kearnan at the 8:19 mark.

Burke and Fox exchanged lamp lighters thirty seconds apart to end the scoring at 15-7.

A Few More Things:

• Tyler Halls went 10 of 19 from the dot for Rochester

• Loose Balls went the way of New York, 80-78.

• Joel Wataon.surrendered12 goals on 26 shots in 48:15 with recently signed, Lukas Coote saving six while allowing 3.

• Steven Orleman turned aside 36 shots for the Riptide

• Power plays were a big difference with Rochester going scoreless on four tries and New York hitting on 5 of 6.

Jeff Teat leads New York to Victory

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.