Kevin M. Neibauer
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The Neumann Knights (7-3) made the trek up the Pennsylavania Turnpike to Williamsport PA from take on The Lycoming Warriors (4-5) at UPMC Field.
Drew Comlon led the way for the Knights with a 6 point contest in the 10-7 Neumann win.
Owen Zimmerman led Lycoming with a five goal game.
To the Action
Zimmerman opened the scoring at the 8:40 mark with the helper going to Tro Scozzafava (1a).
The remainder of the first was all Neumann.
Conlon (4g,2a) bagged a pair. First at 8:27 with the second at 3:45.
Kyle Daly (1g) at 2:58 and Rich Marshall (1g,2a) following just :11 later concluded the opening stanza with the Knights in front, 4-1.
To the Second Fifteen Minutes
The Neumann uprising reached six with Wyatt Belotti (2g) hitting net at the 10:31 mark.
The Knights kept the quick strike in order when Conlon made it 6-1 just :16 later.
At 9:43, Lycoming put an end to the run when Rory Himes set up Zimmerman to cut the deficit to 6-2.
Unfazed, Conlon went back to work followed by Sam Nice (1g) making it an 8-2 contest.
Evan Unser (1g) tallied at the buzzer to close the half with Lycoming looking at an 8-3 deficit.
To the Third
Zimmerman opened the second half scoring by planting a sweet feed from Michael Scarponi (1a).
Mike Kiley (1g,1a) had a response six minutes later that put it to 9-4.
Zimmerman cut it to a three goal game with goals at :24 and :11. The stanza came to a close with the Warriors on the war path.
Rory Himes (1g,1a) would get it a 9-7 difference but, Lycoming could do no more
Belotti closed the book with an unassisted tally at 1:04 for the 10-7 final.
• Shots went the Neumann way,43-38 and shots on goal also went the Knights direction, 30-18.
• Turnovers had Neumann with 25 and Lycoming, 23.
• Neumann breaks their two game losing streak.
• Jake Marchiafava had 11 saves for Neumann with Ben Franco stopping 20 for Lycoming.
• Face-offs heavily favored Neumann, 16-4 with John McGrath posting 13 of 15.
Neumann Moves to 7-3.
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.