Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
The #1 Maryland Lady Terps (8-1) were knocked from the ranks of the undefeated with a surprise upset from the #15 James Madison Lady Dukes (6-4), 13-8.
JMU went into the Maryland Lacrosse Complex having not beating the Terps since 2003.
That would soon change.
To the Action
At 12:54, Lizzy Fox (1g) put the Dukes in front, 1-0 on her 6th of the season
Tai Jankowski (1a) set it up.
The goal jump started a back and forth with the Terps getting goals from, Libby May (3g,1a) followed by Shaylan Ahearn (1g) with an assist to May.
JMU went on a mini run when Isabella Peterson (5g, 1a), and Kacey Knoblach (2g,1a) hit net at 7:46 and 5:34.
Hannah Leubecker (2g) potted her 29th to close the curtain on the opening quarter with the Dukes up, 4-3.
We Move On
A relatively quiet second quarter only witnessed four goals
Leubecker started things at 9:43 matched by Peterson1:02 later.
Libby May and Peterson at 4:14 ended the 6-6 half.
To the Third
JMU took over with a four goal run. Coupled with the Peterson goal in the second, it amounted to five.
Katelyn Morgan (1g), Katie Checkosky at 10:44 and 5:33 with Peterson topping off the run.
With :17 to play, May (23rd) got the score to 10-7 in favor of the Dukes at the end of three.
Can Maryland Come Back?
Taylor Marchetti (1a) worked a nice pass to Peterson to expand the lead, to 11-7.
Aurora Cordingley (1g, 1a) worked her way to the Dukes net to make it a three goal deficit with10:12 remaining.
Ava Frantz (2g) and with:58 to play, Maggie Clark supplied the 13-8 upset.
• For James Madison, Molly Dougherty had 10 saves while Emily Sterling (50:34) 8 stops and Maddie McSally (9:26) 0 saves, split the duties for Maryland.
• Shots had the Dukes with 25 and the Terps 23. Shots on Goal were 21-18 the JMU way
• Ground Balls were even at 15-15.
Marylanfd Women Upset, 13-8
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.