St.Joe’s Women Dominate Lehigh

St.Joe’s women dominate Lehigh,15-8. Benefitting from a few runs and a stingy defense, The St. Joseph Lady Hawks (2-2) pulled away from Lehigh (0-2). Lehigh hosted the Hawks and hung in, at least for the first seven minutes.

Kaela Smith (2g) opened the scoring for the Hawks but was quickly matched by Sondra Dickey (3g) that got Lehigh even at 1-1. The chess match continued Stephanie Kelly (4g) for St.Joe’s and Gabby Schneider (1g,1a) answering once again. At that point, the roof fell in on Lehigh.

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Kelly nailed her second, Sam McGee setting up Riley Delaney (2g), Kelly got her hat trick, Mc Gee (3g,1a). Bridget Cerciello (1g) and McGee again gave the visitors an 8-2 edge. Hannah Cermack (4a) aided in a Cecily Redfern (2g) tally to end the run and make it 8-3. 18 seconds later, Sondra Dickey cut it to 8-4 with Cermack hitting Dickey on an advantage goal to close the half at 9-5 in favor of St.Joe’s.

McGee, Alyssa Manley (2g, 1a), and Kaela Smith poured water on the Lehigh smoldering fire. Annie McCarthy (1g) ended the Hawks frenzy to make it a 12-6 Lehigh deficit. Delaney and Kelly had an answer and with 4:00 on the clock, St.Joe’s had this one in their pocket. Redfern and Julia Pash (1g) counterpunched before Kayla Carnevale (1g) for Lehigh, closed the score sheet, 15-8.

For the Hawks, goalkeeper Melissa Semkiw was a standout, making 13 saves and gathering 8 ground balls. Shots favored the Hawks, 36-30 with the same being said for Shots on Goal, 26-21. The Hawks also have the edge in ground balls, 18-15. St.Joe’s women dominate Lehigh,15-8.

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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.

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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