Kevin M. Neibauer.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions (3-8, 1-2 B1G) welcomed the Michigan Wolverines (7-5, 0-3 B1G) to Panzer Stadium in University Park, PA.
The high Octane Wolverine offense was neutralized by a swarming Penn State defense en route to a 9-8 PSU Overtime victory.
Let’s Get to It
Penn State came out fast with two goals in the first forty three seconds
Dan Rhaume (2g) notched his 13th with just thirty six seconds gone
At 14:17, Hudson Bohn (1g) hit for his second.
Both were unassisted.
Justin Brown (5g) started his big day at 5:21 pulling Michigan within a goal.
Jack Posey (1g) added to the PSU lead with his second at 2:09.
The curtain closed on the taut opening stanza and a 3-1 Penn State edge.
Brown converted a feed from Ryan Cohen (1a) to cut it back to a one goal affair.
The Lions started to growl and unwrapped a three goal streak furnished by, Jack Kelly (1g), Michael Faraone (1g) getting his first, with Mac Costin (2g) supplying his 15th to close the half with the home team in front, 6-2.
Mark Sickler (1g) made it a five goal lead with his 11th on the man up with help from Will Peden (2a).
The Wolverines fought back with Ryan Schriber (1g) at 9:36 followed by Brown getting his third of the game and sixth of the campaign.
Rheaume made it 8-4 off a second Peden helper with :47 remaining.
The Michigan pride took over and they dominated the fourth.
Isaac Aronson (1g) scored on the man up when he converted a pretty no-look feed from Josh Zawada at 13:25.
Zawada was playmaker for a pair of Brown goals a minute four apart.
With 3:03 to play, Zawada (1g,3a) all in ten minutes, knotted it up, 8-8.
Regulation came to an end and on to Sudden Death.
The Wolverines drew a penalty and, with 2:34 on the clock, Mac Costin sent the Penn State fans home happy.
• Shots went 47-35 the Michigan way with a 23-20 Wolverines edge with shots on net.
• Turnovers we’re 18 Penn State to 15 Michigan.
• Ground Balls revealed a 37-34 edge the Michigan way.
• Michigan also won the face-off battle, 12-8 with Nick Rowlett winning 12.
• Shane Carr stopped 11 shots in 62:26 with Penn State’s Aleric Fyock stopping 15.
Penn State With OT Win.
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.