New England Featured a Home and Home Matchup.

New England IBLA featured a home and home matchup. The (2-0) Northmen took on the No’Easters (1-1). The Northmen feature a high-powered offense and stingy defense, both on display in their 13-7 victory.

Mark White (4g) and Kyle Baker (2g) put the Northmen in front 2-0 with just 3:33 played. Sam Carlin (1g) cut the lead in half before Jason Erwin (3a) set up CJ LaBreck (2g,1a) on a man-down situation to get it to 3-1. The rest of the period was a “you score, I score” match with Jimmy Cunningham (3g) for the No’Easters making it 3-2.

LaBreck got the helper on a Brandon Dube (3g,1a) marker with Connor Abbatessa (2g) for the Nor’Easters to get it a 4-3 affair.
Mark White closed the stanza with a pretty goal and a close 5-3 game was heating up. A huge second period saw the Northmen take control with a 5-2 run. White notched his hat trick with Tom Feenstra (1g) and one from Dube.

Cunningham would end the three-goal run. Jason Erwin set White up with a pretty pass before George Gilbert (2a) to LaBreck widened the margin to 10-4. With just :05 on the clock, Mike Maggio (1g) gave the No’Easters a breath of life. He took the squads to the final stanza and a 10-5 score. Abbatessa on the advantage coupled with Cunningham”s third drew it to a three-goal game with five and a half to play. The Northmen took over and Sam Payne (1g), Dube, and Kyle Baker turned the lights off on the 13-7 contest. New England IBLA featured a home and home matchup.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.



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