Kevin.M Neibauer LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network
The Vancouver Warriors (5-5) the consensus most improved team in the National Lacrosse League…gave up a 7-2 second half.
And Away We Go
The Warriors started off fine. After surrendering a Chris Boushy marker (2g, 3a).
Vancouver went on a three goal run fueled by Keegan Bal (1g, 5a), Kyle Killen (3g,1a) at 7:17 and a second at 9:30.
Boushy and Cody Jamieson did the work for Kyle Jackson (2g,1a) to make it a 3-2 contest.
Riley Loewen (5g,1a) pushed it to a 4-2 affair.
Brandon Goodwin (1g, 1a) got it to a 5-2 Vancouver lead.
Eric Fannell (2g) closed the 5-3 opening quarter
To The Second
Clarke Petterson (2g, 3a) at :25 followed by Riley Loewen at :57 made it a 6-4 Vancover game.
Fannell at 1:50 and Logan Schuss (1g,4a) exactly a minute apart kept it a two goal difference.
Scott Campbell (1g) closed it to a 7-6 affair.
Boushy and Austin Shanks did the work for Code Jamieson (1g, 6a) to get it even at 7-7.
Riley Loewen hit rope at 9:39 and again at 13:53 followed by Adam Charalambides (5a) assisting on another Killen goal to close the half with a 10-7 Vancouver advantage
To The Third
Halifax tirned up the heat when Shanks (3g,1a) scored on a man down.
Jamieson hit Stephan Leblanc (1g,5a) followed with Jackson potting a Steven Keogh (1a), and Leblanc beautiful set up to close the third at a 10-10 score.
Game Changing Time
Loewen at the :50 mark with Shanks matching at 2:48 kept it even at 11-11.
Boushy at 6:15 with Clarke Patterson (2g,3a) just five seconds later and Shanks hitting net twenty seconds after that gave the Thunderbirds a three goal, 14-11 edge
With :48 left Vancouver would close the 14-12 score that muddies the Western Conference.
Game Within a Game
Aaron Bold picked up his first win in a Halifax Jersey with his 38 saves.
For Vancouver, it seems Alex Buque may have figured out with 14 goals allowed on 37 saves in his 51:40 of playing time
Steve “Deep” Fryer showed up for 8:20 making 6 saves.For Halifax, Jake Withers laid claim to being the best face off guy in the league with his 27 of 30 wins
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.