Lacrosse Goalkeepers Drop Gloves, Strip Off Their Gear And Throw Hands In Mid-Game Brawl

Lacrosse Goalkeepers Drop The Gloves And Get Into A Fight In The NLL


  • Fans got an extra treat when the goalkeepers for the Albany FireWolves and the Rochester Knighthawks got into a fight Saturday night.
  • The fight started after several players from both sides started shoving and pushing after Rochester took a commanding lead.
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Fans at Saturday night’s National Lacrosse League (NLL) tilt between the Albany FireWolves and the Rochester Knighthawks got some extra bang for their bucks when the goalkeepers dropped their gloves for a one-on-one brawl.

During the game, the 1-1 Knighthawks jumped out early, then went on a four-goal run in the second quarter, and lead 8-3 at the half.

After the half, Rochester continued the onslaught, scoring the first two goals of the third quarter against the 0-1 FireWolves to stretch their lead to a 10-3 in the third quarter.

Early in the fourth, with Albany holding a commanding 13-4 lead, things began to go off the rails, reports Inside Lacrosse.

“That, predictably, led to flaring tempers and as several players from both sides engaged in some typical shoving and pushing,” wrote Inside Lacrosse’s Bob Chavez.

Was it predictable? Was it really? Because this was a heck of a fight… for lacrosse.

Hartley and Woods were throwing some bombs, especially Hartley who scored a TKO (on my scorecard) with some sharp jabs to the grill after Woods landed a pretty good uppercut.

By the time all was said and done there was lacrosse equipment scattered all over the playing field.

Once referees separated the two goalies, whose fight had degenerated into a two-man dog pile, both Woods and Hartley were given game misconducts and ejected from the festivities.

Albany held on to win decisively, 16-7, moving their record to 2-1. Rochester fell to 0-2 on the season.

Rochester and Albany are now both off until their next games on Jan. 8. (Not against each other.)

Check out some of the best reactions to the lacrosse goalkeepers’ fight.


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