The St. Joseph Hawks used a commanding third quarter to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions, 15-13.
The Hawks, coming off a one goal loss to Delaware, improve to 2-1 while Penn State drops to 1-3.
Matt Bohmer (6g) for the Hawks and Jack Traynor (4g, 3a) for the Lions, put on a scoring show.
To The Action
Penn State made the trip to Sweeney Field on the campus of St. Joe’s on a blustery afternoon.
With just a minute and eight seconds gone, Tucker Brown (2g) gave the guests a rude welcome.
Just under a minute would pass until Will Peden (1g, 4 helpers) got it even 1-1.
Fifty seconds later Bohmer kicked off his huge day with an unassisted goal.
The back and forth continues with Jack Kelly getting his first of two on the man-up.
That kicked off a Penn State run with Mark Sickler (2g) and Jeb Brendfleck (3g), both on the advantage with Traynor at even strength, closed the quarter with Penn State in front, 5-2.
Brendfleck nailed a pair with both being set up by Traynor.
The Hawks swooped with Brown, Bohmer and Colin Reich (1g) with Kelly stopping the run to end the half.
Talk About Game Changing
St. Joe’s completely took over the game. A 7-1 quarter with 18 shots.
Bohmer, Levi Anderson (1g), Carter Pace ( 2g), Bohmer again, Austin Strazzula (1g), William King (1g) and Pace did the honors.
Traynor had the Lions goal and the third concluded with a 13-9 score.
Mac McLauglin (1g) on the advantage just 13 seconds in gave the home team a 14-9 edge.
Penn State attempted to comeback and rallied with Traynor, Dan Reaume (1g) another from Traynor got it within a pair, 14-12.
Bohmer put an end to that with 3:38 to play with Sickler accounting for the 15-13 final.
Shots favored the Hawks, 51-41 with Bohmer registering 8.
Face-offs went the Hawks way, 20 of 30 with Zach Cole taking them.all.
Tucker Almany stopped 8 of the 21 shots from PSU.
Big Win on Hawk Hill
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.