Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
In a battle between two ranked schools, the #15 Harvard Crimson improved to 5-1 with a 13-10 defeat of the #13 Boston Terriers at Jordan Field in Cambridge, MASS.
Harvard distanced themselves with two three goal second half runs.
To the Game:
Harvard Freshman Sam King, started off his four goal game with his ninth with :59 played with help from Austin Madronic.
Eight minutes later, King doubled the lead off an unassisted marker.
Boston cut the lead at 2:58 courtesy of Junior, Thomas Niedringhaus (1g) scoring his third.
Andrew Perry (1g) answered 1:21 later with help from Graham Blake (1a).
With just thirteen ticks remaining, Jake Cates (1g) ended the opening quarter with a 3-2 Harvard advantage.
Quarter Number Two
Vince D’Alto pushed his point streak to 22 games with his first of three. Timmy Ley set it up on the game’s only man up tally.
The 3-3 tie was snapped a minute twenty later when Nick Loring (1g, 2a) hit net unassisted to give the Crimson a 4-3 lead.
Timmy Ley (3g,1a) brought the Terriers back even while increasing his goal scoring streak to 22 games.
Just :35 later, King nailed his hat trick to end the half with a 5-4 Harvard advantage
To the Third
Things opened wide with not offenses finding a groove.
Speaking of streaks, Boston’s Louis Perfetto (1g, 3a) secured his 10th while adding to his point streak that reaches 24 games.
Unimpressed, Senior Austin Madronic (3g,2a) put Harvard back up by one, 6-5 with 11:00 to play.
A goal exchange continued with Ley and King exchanging goals three minutes apart.
Ley evened things at 7-7 the goal lit a spark under the Harvard attackers.
Hayden Cheek (2g), Owen Gaffney (1g) and Miles Botkiss (1g) with :51 on the the game time, gave the Crimson a 10-7 leading entering the final stanza.
Perfetto set up D’Alto for his 15th with :48 played to cut into the lead, 10-8.
At 12:43, Christian Quadrino (1g) hit for his 9th to make it a one goal game at 10-9.
Madronic hit for a pair followed by a single from Cheek at 6:10 putting it to a four goal differential, 13-9.
Pervetto set up D’Alto one last time to cap the scoring.
• Included in Harvard’s four consecutive wins, is three straight against Top 20 squads. Michigan, Brown and Boston U.
• Shots were 44 for Boston and 37 Harvard.
• On Goal went the Crimson way, 25-22.
• Turnovers we’re 22 for Harvard and 21 for the Terriers.
• Ground Balls were 36-36.
• Turnovers: 22 Harvard, 21 Boston.
•Face offs favored Harvard, 15-10 with Steven Cuccirullo securing 14 of 21 while nestling 6 ground balls.
• Kyle Mullins for Harvard and Matt Garner for BU each made a dozen saves.
Harvard Picks Up 4th Straight Win
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.