Editor’s Note: Please welcome Joey Galuppi to MCLA Fan and the LaxAllStars Network. Joey attends the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He is an Education major, which he plans to use to get his foot in the door as a lacrosse coach at the high school/college level one day.
Joey plays attack for the South Florida Bulls and proudly wears the number 23. He has played lacrosse for 8 years, and looks to continue to Grow The Game. He has coached for MADLAX-Florida, and looks to continue with them in the near future. He is also a proud alumni of the Barron Collier High School, in Naples, Florida where he played his high school ball.
Go Cougars! Go Bulls! Check out all of Joey’s contributions here.
The South Florida Bulls men’s lacrosse team traveled up to North Carolina last weekend to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and the East Carolina Pirates, after coming off of a loss last weekend to the Florida State Seminoles. Little to the knowledge of the South Florida team, their game against the East Carolina Pirates in Greenville, North Carolina would get cancelled due to the accumulation of snow and ice on the field Sunday. This made the game Saturday at Wake Forest a very important game for the Bulls.
The first half included a very low scoring affair with the half time score being 2-3 in the Demon Deacon’s favor. The shots were 15-23 Wake Forest, but shortly that would turn around in the second half for the Bulls. After South Florida buried fifty percent of their shots in the third quarter, they came out firing with 16 shots on goal almost doubling their game total so far. The Bulls scored five times in the fourth quarter to come from behind, after playing catch up and getting the victory 9-8. It was a all around team effort and though behind the majority of the game, the Bulls of South Florida remained poised and keep themselves in the game to prevail.
Key Players & Statistics for South Florida:
Joey Galuppi (4 Gs, 1 A, 4 GBs), Zak Heinritz (3 Gs, 1 GB), Erik Elderdice (2 As, 1 GB), Patrick Lefanto (2 As, 2 GBs), Grant Wallenfelsz (6-10 FOs, 1 G, 1 A, 3 GBs), Dillion Harrington (1 G), Ryan Fennell (1-3 FOs, 5 GBs), Nathan Granger (4 GBs), Steve Brannen (1-5 FOs, 3 GBs), Ryan Dwyer (3 GBs), Austin Boyle (2 GBs), Tieler Gittleman (2 GBs), Rohan Korpal (2 GBs), Michael Sweeney (2 GBs), Nick Short (0-1 FOs, 2 GBs), Steve Katz (1 GB), Tyler Huntsinger (1 GB), Anthony Lefanto (8 S, 4 GBs, 3 GA, 72.7%) & Trent Abel (6 S, 1 GB, 5 GA, 54.5%).