Lady Wildcats Fall in Thriller

Lady Wildcats fall in a thriller, 12-9. The Lady Wildcats of Villanova (2-4) held in for 51 minutes against the 19th ranked Hofstra Lady Pride (3-1). Villanova was outscored by Alyssa Parella 10 goals to 9.


Things started great for the Wildcats with Libby McKenna (1g), a pair from Katie Comerford (2g), and Olivia Piccirilli (1g,1a) and after 8:37, Villanova was riding high at 4-0. Parella scored her first two just :25 apart followed by Grace Langella (1g), Alexa Mattera (1g) then three more from Parella that made it 7-4 Hofstra.

Haley Driscoll (3g) ended the half with a 7-5 score. At 26:17 it went to 8-5 courtesy of who else? Parella who would score every Hofstra goal the rest of the way. Kayla Gulmi (1g,1a) interrupted the Parella onslaught but only for 2:25 when she buried goal 7.

Villanova kept battling and Haley Driscoll, Brittany Bruno (1g) with another from Driscoll, and the Wildcats found themselves in a 9-9 game. Parella would get back-to-back-to-back goals for the second time that would salt this one away.

Parella launched 18 shots with 13 going on goal. Total shots were 26-24 for Hotstra, with on goal also in favor of the Pride, 19-14. Hofstra also owned the ground ball battle, 19-15 and draw controls, 16-7. Lady Wildcats fall in a thriller, 12-9 to the Lady Pride.

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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