Warriors Out Duel Seals, 14-12

Compiled and Written by Ross McLoughlin
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.

A Battle

Warriors had Seals Number

The Vancouver Warriors had the San Diego Seals number on Friday night.

From the get go the Warriors came out to play, and were very aggressive drawing 7 penalties for a total of 17 minutes in the box.

Garret McIntosh and Owen Barker each drew 3 penalties, although in my opinion, Barker should of been ejected in the 4th after already drawing both an Unsportsmanlike conduct and a roughing call.

Barker then went for the Goon Hat Trick and pulled a Major High Sticking penalty to the side of Austin Staats head sending Staats to the ground.

The Seals were missing both Casey Jackson, and Wes Berg. And the Warriors were missing Mitch Jones yet again.

The action commenced with Zach Greer hitting net 3 minutes into the game with a quick feed from Jeremy Noble.

It took nearly seven minutes for the Warriors to reply with a quick double pass to Matt Dinsdale who was poached out on the left side of the Crease.

Seal’s Dane Dobbie then scored 2 minutes later, and Logan Schuss and Riley Loewen came back to score 2 more times for the Warriors in less then 30 seconds to finish out the first quarter.

To the Second

The second opened up with Brett Hickey and Dane Dobbie both scoring within 30 seconds in just under 2 minutes into the second quarter.

The Warriors were quick to reply :10 later with a shot from Logan Schuss.

Then Ryan Martel and Keegan Bal got in on the action both scoring, putting the Warriors up with 3 goals in a row.

Austin Staats then replied at the 8:30 second mark from outside.

Kyle Killen then got a quick reply bringing the score of the game to 7 to 5 Warriors.

San Diego replied with 2 goals with less than 2 minutes to play first by Austin Staats followed by Zach Greer for a tie score at the half.

The Third

Kyle Killen was on fire scoring twice before four minutes had ticked off the clock, A goal from Adam Charalambides brought the score Warriors 10 Seals 7.

Dobbie scored on a  quick pass from Jeremy Noble. Killen was not done yet and scored on power play goal.

Tre Leclaire and Brett Hickey scored bringing the score to Warriors11 to Seals10 .

Matt Dinsdale then scored a final time in the third for the Warriors.

Quarter Four

Brodie Merrill got a quick breakaway on a pass from Cam Holding and scored.

Dane Dobbie followed up with another Seals goal 3 minutes later tying the score 12 to 12.

The Warriors Adam Charalambides scored a short handed goal, pulling Vancouver ahead.

San Diego had the best opportunity to score at this point when Owen Barker pulled the Major Penalty but the Seals failed to capitalize at all in the 5 minutes and Keegan Bal put the nail in the coffin on a empty net goal with 12 seconds left in the game. Final score 14 to 12.

Details

• Shots on Goal had 50 to 47 for San Diego with Alex Buque turning aside 38 Seals shots with counterpart, Frank Scigliano stopping 33.

• Loose balls were 64-62 the Seals way. Reid Bowering continues his push for Defenseman of the Year with a staggering 16 scoops.

• Power Plays revealed San Diego going 2 of 5 and the Warriors, 1 for 3.

• Another difference maker was face offs. Tyrell Hamer-Jackson went 20 of 30 for Vancouver.

• Scoring Leaders- For Vancouver, Logan Schuss posted 2 goals with 6 assists. Matthew Dinsdale with 2 goals and 4 helpers.

San Diego had Dane Dobbie with an eight point night with four goals, Austin Staats had two goals with two assists. Jeremy Noble posted 5 helpers.

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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