Thriller in The Dulles Sports Plex.

Thriller in the Dulles Sports Plex. The second of the two Friday evening IBLA Maryland matchups was a classic. The (1-0) Westminster Wild outlasted the (0-1) Golden Bears by a score of 16-15.

This game featured a combined 92 shots on goal with Westminster posting 51.  In a league that can boast about the talent, the current Philadelphia Wings of the NLL are represented by Isaiah Davis-Allen who scored a goal with a trio of assists but the output wasn’t enough to overtake the Wild.

No fewer than twenty players hit the scoresheet in this one. Joe French (4 g,3a) and  Nicholas McEvoy (3g,5a) led the way for the Bears with Brian Beaton adding a pair, Todd Lloyd a three-point game with two goals, Matthew Brigham matched the Lloyd output accompanied by Cole Abid hitting net twice. Mike McDonnell chipped in a goal with Coleman Hopkins nabbing three assists. Westminster had a totally balanced offense led by Brendan McGrath with a hat trick and Hunter Davis and Blake McDermott (3 points) with a pair.

Ben Higgins, Cole Williams Cam Wyers. Spencer Love and Mitchell Howard all added two points with a goal. Johnathan Trein (1g,1a) added the first IBLA poet play goal of the season. Dylan McDermott and the man with the best name in the league, Justin Case,  each added a goal. Parker Hilton made 26 saves for the Wild with Christian Koch with an unworldly 35 in defeat. It truly was a thriller in the Dulles Sports Plex.

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.