Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
The Drexel Lady Dragons (5-4) went cross country to face San Diego State University (3-5). A see-saw battle which neither team could hold more than a three goal lead, came down to extra time to decide a winner.
Deanna Balsama (4g) gave SDSU the lead with exactly one minute played with her 37th.
:31 later, Colleen Grady (3g) evened things.
SDSU went on a three goal run with markers from, Camdyn O’Donnell (4g,2a), and a pair from Julia Lytle (4g) with O’Donnell assisting on the second.
Drexel responded with three of their own, Lucy Schneidereith (2g), Karson Harris (3g) and finally, Grady with 1:43 remaining.
That marked the end of the goal scoring in the 4-4 quarter.
To the Second
The Drexel run stretched to five goals with Harris bagging her second followed by Allison Drake getting her first of four.
Not impressed, SDSU said, “hold my mimosa” and Lytle hit for a pair followed by Bailey Brown (2g),
Grady ended the run and the half with an 8-7 lead for the home team.
At 12:35, Corinne Bednarik (1g) got on the board to bring it even at 8.
Schneidereith and Drake made it 10-8 but Balsama closed it to 10-9 with 4:49 on the clock.
O’Donnell and Brown made it a three goal SDSU counter and we went to the Fourth with an 11-10 SDSU edge.
Should be a Fun Ending
Drake tied it again at 11:59 but, at 8:46 O’Donnell hit net again.
Hayleigh Simpson (2g) gave the Dragons a tie with 7:12 to play. Drake scored a minute later making it 13-12 for the Dragons. You had to know that would not hold up.
On cue, at 3:58 O’Donnell supplied yet another game tying goal.
Fifty one seconds later, Balsama struck again.
Time was not a friend of Drexel but, to add to the intrigue, with just 00:03 showing, Karson Harris supplied the ninth tie of the game.
On to the extra time. Suddenly, no one could score despite golden opportunities from SDSU.
With :11 left in the overtime, Simpson hit net and the celebration began for Drexel.
• Shots were 47-29 the Drexel way with Shots on Goal 41-25 for the Dragons.
• Turnovers were 17 SDSU 11 Drexel.
• Drexel dominated on Draw Controls, 25-8 with Maura Cissel owning 14.
• Zoe Bennett turned aside 11 shots for Drexel and counterpart, Sam Horn had 16 saved.
Drexel Wins Overtime Battle.
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.