Penn State torched, 13-6. Coming off a 15 goal outburst against Ohio State the previous week, things looked bleak for Johns Hopkins (2-2) as they welcomed the Penn State Nittany Lions (1-3).
Despite Mac O’Keefe (2g) and TJ Malone (3g) striking within the first 4:19, PSU suffered thru a demoralizing contest. 20 turnovers should be all you need to know.
Cole Williams (2g), Jack Keogh (1g,1a), Joey Epstein (2g,2a), and Connor DeSimone (4g,1a) stormed the beach and gave the Jays a 4-2 lead and they put The Lions in the rearview mirror. At 13:10 of the second, Malone would cut it to a 4-3 game. Penn State’s offense went stagnant and goals were abundant, at least for Hopkins.
Two more from DeSimone ended the half with a game Penn State was still in. Except, PSU would not register a single shot in the third quarter and JHU added to the DeSimone goals courtesy of Jacob Angelus (1g), Epstein, another Cole Williams marker, Garrett Degnon (2a), Alexander Mabbett (1g), the second from Degnon and finally the nine-goal run came to an end with Epstein assisting on another DeSimone tally.
The curtain came down to end the third with Penn State staring at a 13-3 deficit. After 19:02 the shot and the goal-less streak ended with Malone getting his third with 14:08 remaining. Jackson Reynolds (1g) and O’ Keefe capped the scoring, 13-6.
Epstein finished the contest with 9 shots on goal and JHU had the advantage with a 47-18 edge with a 26-12 on goal mark. Colby Kneese knocked back 13 JHU shots and counterpart, Josh Kirson handled 6. Surprisingly, ground balls were even at 26-26. The big issue was turnovers and missed passes. Penn State torched by Johns Hopkins, 13-6.
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.