The Beat Goes On With a Hawks Win

The beat goes on with a Hawks win, 13-12. The St.Joseph’s Hawks (5-3, 5-0 NEC) made the trip to Geneva, NY to face the Hobart Statesmen (3-2, 3-2 NEC).

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Bobby Baltzer (1g) kicked things off with just :11 played, giving Hobart an early lead. Levi Anderson (3g) took forty-five seconds to even the score. Jack Groome (1g) and Derek Madonna (4g,2a) stepped up to make a statement for the Statesmen and made it 3-1.
Matt Bohmer (3g,1a) with :12 remaining, closed the first quarter scoring at 3-2.

Matt Tufano (2g,1a) and Matt Bohmer kept the Matt show rolling and the Hawks were soaring with a 4-3 edge. Madonna, Ryan Archer (1g,1a) followed by Tommy Mott (2g,1a), another Madonna tally, Chad Bach (1g), and yet another from Madonna made it 9-4 in favor of the home team. Tucker Brown (1g,1a) closed the first half with St. Joe’s staring at a 9-5 deficit.

Goals would be even in the third with Ryan Doran (1g,1a) scoring for the Hawks only to be matched by Anthony Datellas (1g). Tufano and Mott also exchanged net benders to take us to the fourth. Notice I did not write the final Quarter?

Evan Campbell (1g,3a), Zach Cole (1g), and Anderson got things to 12-10. Bradley Simas (1g) stopped the uprising with 6:57 remaining but St. Joe’s put it in an extra gear furnished by the first of the year from Liam Hare and Bohmer with 4:24 left to send it to a usual St. Joe’s place, overtime. Anderson got the best of Hobart netminder, Kevin Holtby, with 2:32 to go and the Hawks picked up their second overtime in three tries.

In Case You Were Wondering

Shots were 50-44 the visitors were as well as shots on goal, 28-22. Hobart had 19 turnovers with the Hawks turning it back 17 times.
Hobart won the ground ball battle, 32-27 while face-offs were even at 14-14. The beat goes on with a Hawks win.

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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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