Penn Drops NCAA Opener

A battle between two Top 10 Ranked teams took place at frigid Franklin Field.

Georgetown (2-0) provided the opposition for the Penn Quakers with Georgertown (ranked #3) holding on for a 10-8 defeat of the #10 Penn Quakers.

To The Game

With just 3:20 played, Connor Morin (2g,1a) buried his 2nd on the season to give the Hoyas the early edge.

Jack Schultz (1g) converted a Sam Handley feed to knot it at 10:55.

Handley went right back at it, setting up Cam Rubin for his first of two.

The Hoyas went on a run with James Reilly (1g), Colin Munro (1g) Graham Bundy Jr. (2g,2), Bundy again for his 3rd of the young season.

The Quarter came to a close with Georgetown threatening to run away with this one, 5-2.

Second Quarter

Dylan Gerger with his first of four stopped the bleeding.

Dylan Hess (1g, 1a) answered just :43 later to get it back to a three goal Hoyas lead.

Rubin countered a minute later to close the half with Penn looking at a 6-4 deficit.

Onto the Third

The teams continued to flex their defensive muscles with a combined five goals

Dylan Watson (2g) hit net at 14:18 and again at 12:29 for his 7th and 8th on the season.

Penn fired back courtesy of Rubin setting up Sam Handley (1g, 2a), Gerger chimed in to get it back to a two goal margin

Zachary Geddes (1g scored with 4:30 to play to put it back to a three goal contest, 9-6.

The Defenses Remained in Charge

Gerger added goals three and four to make it 9-8 with 2:33 on the game clock.

Connor Morin ended the suspense with 1:58 to play and Georgetown picked up the 10-8 victory.

Notes

Shots

● 47-39 Georgetown

On Goal

● 22-19 Georgetown

Other notables,

Georgetown had the edge on ground balls 37-28..

Owen McElroy stopped 11 Quaker shots with Emmett Carroll stopping 12 in the Penn nets.

Face offs favored the Hoyas, 14-8.

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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