Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
In Women’s DI Lacrosse, the Georgetown Lady Hoyas (5-4) visited the Navy-Marines Corps Stadium in Annapolis, MD to take on the #17 Navy Ladies Middies (7-2).
A big Hoya third quarter proved to be the difference in the 13-12 Georgetown upset.
Let’s Get to It
Annabelle Albert (3g) opened the scoring for G’Town at the 13:42 mark.
Reagan Roelofs (4g) saw and raised with markers at 13:12 and 10:15. Lindsay Beardmore (2a) assisted on the first tally.
With just :04 remaining, Mary Pagano(1g) had an answer to close the opening quarter with a 2-2 deadlock.
Roelofs started the wide open quarter with :31 played. Once again, the game was tied off a Ali Diamond (2g,1a) marker.
Undaunted, Navy struck back courtesy of Lee Lee Denton (2g) to re-take the lead at 3-2.
Georgetown started to gain momentum with a run fueled (at $4.00 a gallon) by Erin Bakes (2g,1a), Albert, Emma Gebhardt (3g), Bakes and Albert getting her hat trick.
The outburst came in just over six minutes and, when the dust settled, the Hoyas we’re holding an 8-4 edge
Navy took the hit and countered with tallies from, Charlotte Ryan (1g,1a) at 2:36 followed by Bobbie Haney (2g) with just :12 showing.
Halftime was upon the combatants with Georgetown holding a two goal lead at 8-6.
We Move On
The third quarter was the difference maker with Georgetown getting markers from Diamond setting up Gebhardt, Kylie Hazen (1g,, 1a) Celia Walsh (1g) and Diamond.
Navy’s only response was from Gil Eby (3g) and, after 45:00 it was a 12-7 Georgetown edge.
Can Navy Right the Ship?
Georgetown made it four goals in a row when Gebhardt scored at 14:33.
Navy put up a valiant fight but simply ran out of time.
Eby, Haney, Eby again, Roelofs all hit net to close it to 13-11.
One last gasp came from Denton. The downside? There were only :27 left and Georgetown weathered the storm for the 13-12 upset.
• Shots were 37-31 the Navy way. With On Goal revealing a 23-21 edge for the Middies.
• Face offs had a 14-10 edge for Georgetown.
• Navy handled the ground balls, 18-15.
• Emily Gaven had 12 stops for Georgetown with Jo Torres posting 8 for Navy.
Navy 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.