The Machine That is Penn State Rolls, 19-4

The St. Joseph’s Hawks (1-1) became the latest defense to feel the wrath of the Top Ranked Nittany Lions (3-0) in a totally one-sided DI Lacrosse game at State College.

Following the script, it was the Mac O’ Keefe, Grant Ament show with the phenoms combining for an unworldly 13 points to push the finely tuned Nittany Lions to a 19-4 victory over the Hawks…

Things started well for the visitors with Austin Strazzula (1a) setting up Evan Campbell (1g) to give the Hawks a feel-good feeling and a 1-0 lead at the 12:46 mark.

Penn State was awakened and O’Keefe (6g), TJ Malone (2g, 3a), O’Keefe and Ament (1g,6a) gave Penn State a 4-1 edge after one quarter.

Taking off the gloves, the Lions went a five-goal second-quarter run fueled by a pair from O’Keefe, Jack Traynor (1g), O’Keefe for his fourth of the half and Jack Kelly (1g) to close the half and any doubt on the outcome, 9-1.

Dylan Foulds (1g, 1a) took the PSU run to 10 goals before The Hawks saw Levi Anderson (1g) get the second of the game for the visitors.

O’Keefe and Kevin Hill (2g) said, “Hold my Beer” to close the next to last quarter with a 12-2 score.

Penn State stormed the beach with Kelly, Seamus Glynn (2g) and Joe White (1g,2a) pushing things to 15-2.

Zach Mantei (1g) stopped the carnage but White countered.

The Hawks nailed a man-up tally from Matt Tufano (1g) before Barrett Sutley (1g) and Jake Glatz (1g) ended the festivities.

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.