Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
The Drexel Dragons (1-3) get in the win Column with 14-11 defeat of Albany (0-2)
To the Game
Drexel jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead with Jack Mulcahy (1g,4a) scoring from Casey Waller with :57 played.
Aidan Coll assisted on a Max Semple (4g) marker at 10:33 and, Coll (5g,1a) getting his first of the day at 9:29.
Albany, unimpressed, struck back with a trio of their own.
Jacob Moran (4g) hit net at 7:11 and 6:41.
Graydon Hogg (2g,2a) evened it a 3-3 and that is where the first quarter ended.
The second stanza continued the back and forth.
Coll started things just thirty eight seconds in.
Coll hit net again off a Jack Mulcahy pass at 13:23 giving the Dragons a 5-3 lead.
A minute and nine seconds later, it was Moran netting his hat-trick.
Luke Stansfield (1g) followed by Zach Augustine (1fg) gave Drexel a 7-4 advantage.
Camden Hay (1g) cut it to 7-5 with 3:43 left in the half.
Drexel had one more strike when Semple hit rope to close the 8-5 half.
Another quick strike from Drexel with Sean Donnelly hitting Coll on a sweet set up with 1:24 elapsed.
The remainder of the quarter was all Albany thanks to, John Prizzi (1g), Moran, Elijah Cash (1g) and finally, Jack Pucci (1g) and, just like that we had a 9-9 game with 15:00 to play.
Following the Drexel floor plan, another quick hitter with Mulcahy hitting Coll who quick sticked one past Albany netminder, Tommy Keller at 13:58.
Joey Pizzimenti (1g) countered just fifty ticks later.
Teioshonta McComber (1g,1a) gave Albany it’s first lead with12:25 to play.
Drexel Coach, Brian Voelker, made adjustments and Drexel responded with a four goal run off the sticks of, Coll at 8:39, Brent McViker (1a) doing the work for a Semple tally.
Casey Waller ,(1g, 1a) followed by Mulcahy setting up Sean Donnelly (1g, 1a) that provided the 14-11 final.
News and Notes:
• Shots had Drexel with a 39-38 advantage
• On Goal was 26-20 Albany.
• Tommy Heller had 6 saves for Albany while Ross Blumenthal (30 minutes, allowing 5 goals with 10 saves and Drew Mc Gill surrendering 6 goals with l4 stops.
• Face offs were 19-10 for Albany with Regan Endres winning 19.
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.