The Number 15 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays put together a fourth quarter flurry to sneak out an 11-10 victory over Loyola.
The win makes history as it was the 1000th in school history.
It also marks the first time any squad has put up 1000 wins.
JHU started playing in 1883 and improved the all time record to 1000-356-15.
This one was a classic with the teams facing a tied score no fewer than 8 times.
Let’s Break it Down
The man with the best name in Sports, Mustang Sally (1a) set up Payton Rozanko (1g) with just :43 played and the 0-2 Ninth Ranked Greyhounds,went up.
Forty One seconds later, Jackson Raposo (2g, 2a) converted a Connor Desimone (1a) set up and we had our first tie.
Kevin Lindley (1g) gave the Greyhounds a lead.
JHU (3-0) obtained markers from Joey Epstein (2g, 3a) followed :43 later when Garrett Degnon (1g) tallied on the man advantage.
Here comes a tie score…Aidan Olmstead (4a) did the work with Evan James (2 g) hitting net with :43 on the clock.
The first came to its end with a 3-3 stand-off.
One Down Three to Go
Joey Kamish (4g) took all of 1:57 to put Loyola back in the lead. Forty seconds later, Epstein turned playmaker for Raposo who notched his third of the season and it went to 4-4.
Kevin Lindley and Kamish gave Loyola a two goal advantage.
By now you know a tie is on its way and Owen McManus (1g) followed by Epstein setting up Johnathan Pesko (1g ) closed the back and forth half with a 6-6 score.
This is Like a Heavyweight Fight
Kamish got his third at 13:41 but Jacob Angelus (1) answered at 12:06.
The “you score…we score” party was in full force.
Evan James and Ryan Evans (1g) matched to get it to 8-8 with 8:41 on the game clock.
Loyola seemed to get momentum when Kalish scored a buzzer beater and, 15:00 to go, the Greyhounds were set to run.
A Classic Ending
Seth Higgins (1g) pushed it to a 10- 8 game but JHU saddled the Hounds when Ryan Evans (1g) Epstein and long pole, Scott Smith (1g) made the difference in the 11-10 win.
Inside the Numbers
Face offs went 13-11 for Loyola with Loyola’s Bailey Saveo winning 12 of 21.
Shots were 44-34 the Loyola with Shots on Goal showing Josh Kirson turning away 14 for Hopkins.
Loyola employed two Goalies with Colton Teitelbaum going 30 minutes allowing 6 goals with one save.
Luke Staudt allowed five goals with 3 saves.
Ground Balls has a 33-27 Loyola advantage.
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.
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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.