Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
After coming up short against Temple, the UC Davis Aggies (4-4) continued their three game tour of Pennsylvania.
Stop Two was in Bethlehem, PA to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3-5) in Women”s NCAA action.
The Aggies blew open a tight game with a 5-0 third quarter run that became six in the fourth.
How Did It Occur?
Just 1:04 in, Emma Eberhardt (1g,2a) scored for the 16th time this season to give Lehigh the lead.
Kendall Seifert (2g) scored off a pretty feed from Alex Agnew to even things.
Junior Katia Carnevale (5g, 2a) started her big day followed by Gabby Schneider (3g) with just over six minutes left to give the Lady Mountain Hawks a 3-1 lead.
Ella Brislin (3g) closed it to 3-2 with just six ticks on the clock.
Things Stay Tight
UC Davis pushed their mini run to three with net benders from Natalie Markman (1g) quickly followed by Grace Gebhardt (3g,1a) to flip the lead to 4-3 UC Davis.
Another Junior, Gabby Schneider notched her 17th at the 10:02 mark to make it 4-4.
Carnevale followed five minutes later and Lehigh went in front. Kendall Seifert hit her team leading 17th to close the half dead locked at 5.
At 13:36, Carnevale gave Lehigh their last lead before the bottom fell in on Lehigh
Gebhardt, Brislin with her 12th, Regan Arkless (1g,1a), Alex Agnew (3g, 3a) and finally Gebhardt ended the third with the Aggies holding a four goal lead, 10-6.
Can Lehigh Come Back?
Despite outscoring UC Davis in the quarter, it would not be enough.
Agnew started things with her 14th to make it a five goal differential.
Carnevale and Nora Giordano (1g) countered for Lehigh but, Agnew stepped up to push it to a 13-9 game
Schneider and first year player, Angelina Pino (1g) scoring her first Collegiate goal, brought the final to 13-11.
Statistically, it was very close.
• Shots favored Lehigh, 29-23 with On Goal leaning the Aggies way, 23-22.
• Ashley Laing stopped 11 shots for UC Davis with Hayley Hunt turning aside 12 for the home team.
• Turnovers we’re 14 for the Aggies and 13 for Lehigh
• Ground Balls had Lehigh with 18 to the 16 for UC Davis.
UC Davis finishes the three game swing with a match in Villanova March 26.
Lehigh Comeback Falls Short.
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.