The 2021 NCAA Lacrosse Season Kicked Off

The 2021 NCAA Lacrosse season kicked off on Saturday with the Denver Pioneers greeting Utah to Peter Barton Stadium. Despite a sluggish start, Denver persevered to sneak out a 9-8 victory.

An unusually slow start saw Utah get on the board off a Jordan Hyde (2 goals) snipe. This would stand as the only first-quarter tally.
Denver would finally get on the board at 12:30 of the second on a pretty goal courtesy of Ethan Walker (3 goals, 1 apple). Hyde and Sammy Cabere (1g) answered and the half would close with Utah in front, 3-1.


Denver put it together in the second half and stormed to 9-6 lead led by Yale transfer, Jack Hanna (2g,1a).

Credit to Utah. They came out and played with a lot of heart. We knew they were going to, but they did a great job today. Their goalie was fabulous. I’m proud of our guys for having that good run we had, down 3-1 to up 9-6. We’ve got to get better in a matter of four days, that’s for sure.” – Head Coach Bill Tierney

Utah kept battling and got it to a one-goal game at 9-8 but couldn’t get the equalizer.

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Utah’s Cole Brams went an impressive 12 of 20 from the “x” . Zack Johns turned aside 16 shots in defeat.
For Denver, Hannah put 7 shots on net with Walker adding six.

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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.