The First Weekend of NCAA Lax

The First Weekend of NCAA Lax. The 2021 NCAA DI Season kicked off with three additional games.

Bellarmine (1-1) challenged the Utah Utes (1-1) in a contest that Utah handles, 12-7. Utah was led by Jordan Hyde with his 4 goal game… followed closely with a 3 goal 1 assist game from Tyler Bradbury. Ramsey McCready was the playmaker with 3 apples and a goal. Bellarmine received a two-goal affair from Brandon Trout who was aided singles from, Kyle Playsted, James Whiteford, and Brayden Brown. Whiteford and Brown each picked up helpers despite the defeat.

We move to the Mercer (1-1) game against Lenior-Rhyne hook up. This was all Mercer who dominated with a 17-4 cakewalk. Mercer was gifted with three goals one assist games from, Collin Stewart, Will McCarthy, and Nick McGuire to lead the way.

In the marquee match up, #6 Virginia (1-0) got the best of the Towson Tigers (0-1) with an offensive deluge. Payton Cormier (6g,1a), Connor Shellenberger (4g,3a) and Charlie Bertrand (4-2) supplied the goals in the 20-11 Virginia victory. Brody McLean and James Avanzato each registered hat tricks for Towson.

The First Weekend of NCAA Lax continues. For more lacrosse coverage click here.

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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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