Lehigh Comeback Falls Short, 13-11

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.

The Onslaught

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.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.