Two of lesser weights in Men’s DI Met Up in an Exciting Match.
Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly– A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
The Marist Red Foxes (4-7) the NJIT Highlanders (0-10) met up at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, NY in a classic Overtime hook-up.
To the Festivities
Marist jumped out to 2-0 lead when Kellen Pulera (4g) Buried his 19th off a sweet JoJo Pirecca set-up at 9:30.
James Lyons did the work which Jason Intermesoli (2g,2a) planted at 7:18.
The Highlanders would counter with unassisted markers from Gage Adams (2g,1a) at 6:03 followed at 4:25 with the 3rd of the campaign from Garrett Muscatella (3g).
Keeping the goal back and forth in order,,Pirecca set up Pulera for his 20th and Pirecca (3g, 3a) to end the first with the Foxes in front, 4-2.
To the Second
After the six goal first, the teams combined for eight in the second
With a minute and a half in, Hunter Embury (2g) increased the Marist lead to 5-2.
NJIT decided two goals was not enough and went on a three goal run fueled by Gavin Wilson (2g,1a) notching his first of two, Arthur Miller (1g) followed. By Wilson hitting number 11. Both goals came on the advantage to knot it up at 5.
Intermesoli need the uprising with his 7th.
Apparently,that annoyed the Highlanders who made six goals of the last seven.
FoGo, Isaac Venzomerken (1g) got his first of the season followed by Adams setting up Muscatella for his 4th with Josh Failla (1g) also notching his first to end the half with Highlanders on the high road, 8-6.
Pirecca on the advantage with :15 played then Pirecca chirping his 22nd 3:20 later, knotted it back up.
Muscstella recorded his first NCAA hat trick followed twenty nine ticks later by, Intermesoli setting up Pulera to, once again, tie the score, 9-9.
Collin Cogerty (1g,2a) broke the tie to end the quarter with NJIT still in front, 10-9.
It’s Go Time..
The fourth saw the defense took over.
James Lyons set up Pulera’s 22nf for the sixth tie of the game.
Gavyn Wilson did the work for Adams’ eleventh to put NJIT. Up, 11-10 with just 4:22 remaining.
And, just like that, tie number seven with Pirecca setting up Embury on the advantage.
Neither squad could dent twine in the final 3:10.
To Extra Play:
Lyons (1g,3a) scored his only goal of the day to send Marist to victory.
• Muscatella recorded his first NCAA hat-trick.
• Shots went 56-37 for Marist and Marist having more shots on goal, 33-24.
• Anthony Novellano made 13 stops for Marist but was upstaged by the 21 from Liam Brown of NJIT.
• Turnovers were an issue for NJIT with 21 to the 11 from Marist.
• Ground Balls were even, 35-35.
• Face offs were also even, 13-13.
• Extra man was also even, with both squads going 2 of 4.
Marist Works Overtime to Defeat
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.