The Syracuse Orange Stake Their Claim

The Syracuse Orange stake their claim for the top seed. With the seedings heating up, the Syracuse Orange (3-1) bested the Stony Brook Seawolves (2-3). Syracuse blew up Stony Brook with a few runs en route to a commanding 17-9 victory on a sunny Friday afternoon.


Stephen Rehfuss (3g,1a) led the way for the Orange and kicked off the scoring five and a half minutes in. Followed by Peter Dearth (1g) and Rehfuss feeding Chase Scanlan (2g,2a) to jumpstart the Syracuse domination. Dylan Pallonetti (2g,1a) stopped the Syracuse run but Rehfuss closed the quarter with ‘Cuse in front, 4-1.

Just :20 in, Jamie Tromboli (1g,1a) assisted on an Owen Hiltz (4g,1a) tally to push it to 5-1. Stony Brook had a few answers with Cory Vanginhoven (2g), Matt Demeo (2g), and another from Vanginhoeven made it 5-4.

Syracuse blew the doors with a monster run provided by Tucker Dordevic (3g). Six seconds later from Hiltz, Jamie Tromboli (1g,1a), and with just :16 left in the half, another from Dordevic to get it to 9-4. Syracuse was just beginning. Rehfuss, Brendan  Curry (2g,3a), a pair from Hiltz, and a single from Scanlan pushed it to 14-5.

Stony Brook finally ended the deluge with Pallonetti scoring on the advantage. Brendan Curry netting his 7th and Dordonic picking up his 12th would close the third with the ‘Cuse in solid control, 16-5.

Lucas Quinn (1g) pushed it to 16-5 but Stony Brook had fight and life and ripped off goals from Matt Demeo, Caleb Pearson (1g), and a pair from Mike McMahon (2g) to finalize the 17-9 Syracuse victory. The Syracuse Orange stake their claim for the top seed.

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.