In the New England Chapter of the IBLA, the Nor’Easters evened their record at 2-2 with a come from behind, 16-11 defeat of the 0-3 Aviators. No fewer than five players registered hat tricks in this highly entertaining match-up.
The Aviators jumped out to a 3-0 lead before five minutes came off the clock. Jack Boydon (5G) converting a sweet feed from Tyler Simich (1a) followed by a short-handed tally from Andrew Gallagher (2g) potting a setup from Andrew Forrester. The rally continued with Forrester (4g,2a) putting home an unassisted marker.
The Nor’Easters fired back with a pair from Kenny Keirstead (4g) less than a minute apart to make it a 3-2 contest. Kyle Rumberger (2g) spun the scoreboard to make it 3-3 before Boydon made it 4-3 and Rumberger answered but Gallagher and Forrester tallied at 16:59 and 18:41 to close the entertaining first quarter with a 6-4 Aviators lead.
Bobby Carey (2g) nailed a pair just a minute and thirty seconds apart. This was followed by a highlight goal from Joe Weber (1g) that flipped the lead to the Nor’Easters at 7-6. Boydon and Cole Franklin (1g) exchanged goals and Boydon and Forrester counters to keep the Nor’Easters in front,9-8. Kierstead completed his hat trick with a man-up tally and an even-strength marker. Just like that, it was a 10-9 Nor’Easters advantage.
Luke Jaber (3g,2a) kicked off his big game to close the middle stanza with an 11-9 Nor’Easters lead. Onto the final stanza. They would go and Boydon made it a one-goal game on the man advantage at the 6:50 mark. Mike Maggio (3g) with a pair and a single marker from Jaber set the stage for a wild finish. Forrester and Maggio set the end score with Jaber adding another advantage goal to end the scoring. The Nor’Easters went 2 of 3 on the advantage with the Aviators posting 1 for 2. Nor’Easters evened their record in this victory.
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.