William and Mary Douse the Dragon’s Fire

Drexel lets a game slip away, 64-69 tribe. William and Mary douse the dragon’s fire. The William and Mary Tribe visited the Daskalakis Center on Sunday afternoon to challenge the Drexel Dragons. A monumental collapse gave the Tribe (4-6) a highly unusual heart-stopping win over the (6-5) Drexel Dragons.

Drexel seemed in control but, with 4:07 remaining the roof fell in on them. Suddenly turning ice-cold, Drexel was outscored 17-3 the rest of the way. As shocking as that event is, it’s more of a shock that the Tribe did not hit one field goal during the deluge.

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The Dragons had the lead at the break, 31-26 but, Bill and Mare turned in a blistering second half with an astounding 43 points. How cold was Drexel? They went 2 of their last 9 from the field including a goose egg in their final seven.

Connor Kochera, who had all of 10 free throw tries coming into the contest, stole the show with a blistering 14 of 16 in the final 17 minutes and paced the Tribe with a career-high, 26 points. Luke Loewe added 16 points to assist in the upset. Drexel countered with a 17 point effort from Mate Okros. William and Mary douse the dragon’s fire, 64-69.

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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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