Fightin’ Blue Hens Pull off Comeback

Fightin’ Blue Hens pull-off comeback, 16-11. The Fairfield Stags (2-5, 0-4) made a visit to the first state to challenge the #12 Delaware Blue Hens (7-1, 4-0) on a chilly afternoon. A tale of two halves had the Stags come away with a first-half lead, 8-5.

The first quarter only witnessed three tallies. Mike Robinson (7g,1a) starting off his huge game followed by Travis Ford (2g). Dylan Beckwith (2g,2a) closed the quarter with Fairfield in front. Things opened up in the second started by Drew Lenkaitis (1g) and Robinson to knot it 3-3.

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Taylor Strough (2g) hit rope twice followed by Tyler Burns (1g) and Jake Coleman (1g) to put the Stags up, 6-3. Delaware absorbed the hit. They responded with markers from, Mark Bieda (2g,1a) followed two minutes later by Cam Acchione (1g,2a) to close it to 6-5.
Trent Moran (1g) and Tyler Wuchte (1g) countered and frenzied quarter closed with the Stags in front, 8-5.

Delaware made the needed adjustments and dominated the rest of the way. They outscored the visitors, 11-3, and shutting Fairfield out in the third. 1:30 apart and Robinson notched a pair, Charlie Kitchen (3g,3a) brought it 8-8. Kitchen aided Robinson, Tye Kurtz (2g,3a), and another two from Robinson closed the third with the Blue Hens assuming charge, 12-8.

Beckwith ended the run at 13:27 but Delaware took a breath. They went right back it with Kitchen, Bieda, Kitchen again and Tye Kurtz getting his third of the season widened the gap, 16-9. Fairfield would close out with goals from Dean Ford (1g) at 1:19 followed quickly by a man-up score from Matt Chiastawa (1g). This would bring an end to the 16-11 Delaware victory.

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Colin Consoli made 16 saves in the Fairfield nets with Matt Kilkeary turning away 13 for Delaware. Shots heavily favored Delaware, 54-39 with on-goal being a 32-24 edge for the Hens. Delaware had the edge in ground balls, 41-32, and face-offs, 17-13. Turnovers were pretty even with Delaware having 21 to the Stags 20. Frankie Labetti went 12 of 21 from the “x” for the Stags . Logan Premtaj was 12 of 16 with 11 wins in the second half for Delaware. Fightin’ Blue Hens pull-off comeback, 16-11.

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Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.

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