Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
In Arena League East, the Paris RiverWolves (5-4) worked overtime to defeat the St. Catherine’s Shockwave (4-6), 11-10.
Let’s Get to It
St.Catherine’s fired out of the gate, grabbing a 4-0 lead.
Caleb Wiles (2g,3a) started the party at 14:08 converted feeds from Alex Kedoh-Hill and Marty Hill (1a).
It took three minutes for Kedoh-Hill (3g,1a) to get it to 2-0 with help from Wiles and Ciaran Costello (1a).
The surge grew to 3-0 with Kedoh-Hill adding a second with 7:26 remaining.
Anthony Patterson (2g,1a) continued the run with 4:29 to play
Cole Spear (1g,3a) ended the run on a power play tally set up by Davis Prince and Kyle Dawson.
That brought and end to the opening stanza with the Shockwave in front, 4-1.
Moving Right Along
Kedoh-Hill struck again, this time on the advantage followed 3:14 later with Wayne Hill (2g,2a) lighting the lamp short handed.
Paris countered with a three goal run from another man up,this one from Kyle Dawson (1g,2a),Justin Scott (5g, 2a) set up by Eddie Renaud and Spear.
Dawson turned play marker for a Davis Prince (1g,5a) goal that made it 6-4.
The special teams were in full force with Oakley Thomas (1g) hitting short handed to end the half with a 7-4 Shockwave advantage
Moving Along Still
Justin Scott for Paris and Caleb Wiles answered for the Shockwave, both on the advantage changed the board to 8-5.
The RiverWolves closed the quarter very strong courtesy of Kurtis Woodland (1g, 3a) and Scott and Spear hitting a breaking Eddie Renaud (2g, 1a) to take us to the Fourth with a one goal St. Catherine’s lead, 8-7.
This One is a Battle
Wiles and Jake Bomberry (2a) did the work and Patterson enjoyed the dividend to make it 9-7 with 6:57 remaining.
The RiverWolves were not about to pack up and leave.
A pair from Scott and a single from Renauld set the Wolves up with 3:07 left.
Patterson with help from Leland Powless (1a) set up Wayne Hill with 2:03 to go
That would end the scoring in regulation.
A back and forth overtime would be ended when Scott buried a transition goal started by netminder, Troy Holowchuk at 10:00.
Dis and Dat.
• Shots on Goal were 57-51 for Paris.
• Troy Holowchuk stopped 41 shots for Paris with Chase Martin turning aside 46.
• Power plays had Paris hitting on 3 of 4 and the ShockWave a perfect 2 for 2.
Overtime Drama in Arena League East
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.