Syracuse Men’s Lax Moves to 5-0 by Dominating JHU

In one of the NCAA DI oldest rivalries, #1 Syracuse (5-0) went into Homewood Field in Baltimore to take on Johns Hopkins (1-4). Syracuse was in control the entire game. Stephen Rehfuss (7a) found a streaking Chase Scanlan (5g,1a) to put the visitors in front, 1-0.

In-Game Action

JHU answered at I 10:31 with an unassisted marker from Garrett Degnon (1g). Syracuse turned up the heat with Jamie Trimboli (4g,1a), Rehfuss setting up Scanlan, Tucker Dordevic (3g), Scanlan feeding David Lipka (1g), Dordevic. Another from Trimboli pushed it to 7-1.

Brett Baskin (2g,1a) put an end to the onslaught to close the first quarter. JHU staring at a five-goal deficit at 7-2. Baskin added his second and it seemed a comeback would be upon us. Rehfuss hit Brendan Curry (2g) on the man advantage before Owen McManus (1g) answered for the JHU. Trimboli and Scanlan closed the first half with Syracuse holding a 10-4 lead.

In-Game Highlights

The third quarter was a battle of defense as only three goals were registered. Curry at 13:27 with Trimboli scoring again to make it 12-4 with just 4:27 left in the quarter. Fourteen seconds later, Owen Murphy (3g,1) closed the third with the scoreboard showing a 12-5 score.

Things opened up in the final 15:00 with Murphy setting up Cole Williams (1g) and a man advantage marker from Luke Shilling (1g) got the Homewood crowd buzzing with JHU starting to rally and made it a five-goal differential.

Jared Fernandez (1a) registered his first Collegiate assist on another Scanlan man-up tally. Rehfuss teamed, once again with Scanlan to get it back to a seven-goal lead at 14-7. Owen Murphy got a pair before yet another Syracuse man advantage from Dordevic closed the scoring, 15-9.

Dis and Dat:

  • Drake Porter had 16 saves in the Syracuse net.
  • Syracuse held the edge in loose balls, 34-26 and controlled the action from the “X”, 18 of 28.
  • Danny Varello went 9 for 13 with Jakob Phoup throwing in a 9 of 15.
  • Syracuse went 3 for 5 on the man up with the home squad posting 1 of 6.
  • The 7 assists was a personal best for Stephen Rehfuss.
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.