Tar Heels With Convincing Win

Tar Heels with a convincing win, 17-15. In a Tuesday match up between two teams ranked in the Top 20 in the Division I Lacrosse rankings, an absolute classic unfolded. The #15 High Point Panthers went into Chapel Hill to challenge the #2 University of North Carolina Tarheels.

As we have said many times, Lacrosse is a game of runs and this one showed just that. Jack Vandoverbeke (1g), Kevin Rogers (3g,2a), Dalton Silver (1g), and Asher Nolting (4g,5a) staked the Panthers to an early 4-1 lead.

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Chris Gray (3g,4a) and Brian Cameron (1g) countered before Devon Buckshot (1g) answered. UNC then found their game and reeled off 4 straight goals and 11 of the next 12. High Point would not hit the net for the next eight minutes.

The ‘Heels onslaught was started with a pair of tallies from Jacob Kelly (3g,1a) followed by Tanner Cook (3g,2a), a laser from Justin Anderson (2g), another from Cook, and once again, Anderson. The forth and back continued and the half-closed with High Point staring at an 11-7 deficit.

Finally, the onslaught would be ended off an Asher Nolting marker and Kevin Rogers adding another to make it 15-9. High Point took their turn and tallied five more times courtesy of Nolting assisting on a Brayden Mayea (5g) blast. Mayea did the damage a second time followed by Nolting hitting the net again. Just 3 seconds later, Nolting got it to a two-goal contest at 15-13.

Alex Tripp (1g-1a) and William Perry (3g) seemed to seal the deal to make it 17-13. Mayea and Dalton Sulver (1g) had the final say but the Panthers couldn’t finish the deal.

Dis and Dat

Tar Heels with a convincing win. Mayea nailed his five goals off just seven shots. The face-off team was a big difference for the Tarheels. Winning 30 of 35 courtesy of Zac Tucci (12 of 15) who was upstaged by Andrew Tyeryar who was outstanding going 18 of 20 and throwing in a goal and an assist. Collin Krieg stopped 10 shots with the counterpart, Antonio Arcona stopping 18 for High Point.

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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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