Whipsnakes Win in a Heart-stopper

The Whipsnakes Win in a Heart-stopper, 15-14. Jay Carlson (3 1 point goals) potted the game-winner with :30 to play to send the Whipsnakes to victory in PLL action.

A thrilling and entertaining game that pitted the two top teams with the Archers and Whipsnakes both coming in with identical 3–1 records. Faceoff specialist Joe Nardella had a huge day with a 23 of 32 day from the “x” getting the best of Archer’s faceoff ace, Stephen Kelly.

A very even game saw a 2-2 tie at the end of the first quarter. It was an 8-8 deadlock at the half. The Whipsnakes broke away with a five-goal fourth that was highlighted by the Carlson goal. Defensively the ‘Snakes were led by Matt Abbott who was responsible for three caused turnovers and scooping six loose balls.

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Brad Smith enjoyed a fine day with his four-goal, one assist afternoon. Zed Williams chipped in with a pair of goals one of which was a two-pointer. Will Manny scored four times with a helper for the Archers. Tom Schrieber and Grant Ament both posted two-goal four-point games. Connor Fields stood out with a goal and three assists with Matt McMahon snagging 6 ground balls. Tre LeClaire who made his professional debut in the Friday game notched his first goal in the defeat. Whipsnakes win in a heart-stopper against the Archers.

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.