Upset Saturday in D1 Lacrosse

Upset Saturday in D1 lacrosse. Notre Dame held Michael Sowers to one point and Joe Robertson to just two goals en route to knocking Duke (10-1) from their unbeaten season with a 13-8 victory.

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Brennan O’Neill (3g) scored with 12:47 to play to put Duke in front,1-0. Pat Kavanagh (1g,1a), a man advantage marker from Wheaton Jackoboice (3g) followed by Morrison Mirer (3 g) turned the scoreboard to 3-1 in favor of the Irish. Nakeie Montgomery (4a) set up Owen Caputo (1g) to close the first stanza with the Irish in a Fightin Mood and holding a 3-2 lead.

Will Yorke (2g) added a pair to push it a 5-2 cushion. O’Neill, Dyson Williams (1g) followed by Charlie O’Connor (1g) each hit rope for Duke, and with 3:34 to go in the half, we sat at a 5-5 game. Mirer with :55 to go and Daniel Cassidy (1g) just nine seconds later gave the Irish a two-goal lead at 7-5 heading to the half.

The second half was all Notre Dame. After a Joe Robertson goal, the onslaught was on. Jackoboice, Eric Dobson (1g), followed by another Jackoboice tally ended the third with a 10-6 Notre Dame lead. Kyle Gallagher (1g) accompanied by a Mirer goal set the board at 12-6 before O’Neill ended the onslaught. Mirer and a Joe Robertson “oh by the way” goal with :08 on the clock, signaled the end of the undefeated season.

Speaking of “Oh by the way”

Liam Entenmann had 12 saves for the Irish while Mike Adler turned aside 11 for the Blue Devils. Shots were 44-36 the Notre Dame way as well as shots on goal, 24-20. Duke turned the ball over 22 times to the Irish 12. Duke won the ground ball battle, 25-22. Despite the loss, Duke FoGo, Jake Naso went 16 of 22 with 8 ground ball scoops. Notre Dame Head Coach, Kevin Corrigan picked up his 311th D1 victory. Upset Saturday in D1 lacrosse.

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.