Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network
In NCAA DI action, the Penn Quakers (1-1) #11 ventured to Levittown, NY and MacArthur High School to challenge the 5-2 Duke Blue Devils.
A back and force affair which need extra time to decide a winner.
And Away We Go
The 7th Ranked Blue Devils jumped out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to, Andrew McAdorey (2g) followed 87 seconds later with Jake Caputo (1g) securing his 4th of the season
Penn fired back with goals :35 apart from Gabe Furey (1g,1a) converting off a pretty feed from James Shipley.
Ben Bedard (2a) was playmaker for Dylan Gerber’s first of six on the afternoon.
McAdorey (9th) and Gerber exchanged goals to get it a 3-3 contest.
BJ Ferrare (1g) for Penn and Nakeie Montgomery (4g,2a) for Duke would end the 4-4 opening quarter.
This is a Battle
Gerger hit for his 7th at the 12:29 mark.
The lead lasted five minutes until Owen Caputo (1g) picked up his third on an unassisted tally.
Montgomery at 6:12 and again at 1:39 seemed to give Duke a lift and a 7-5 lead.
The euphoria lasted just thirty three seconds until Gerber hit net once again
The curtain came down on the thrilling first half with Duke holding a 7-6 lead.
To the Third
Montgomery planted his 13th with a minute twelve gone. It took a whole :19 for James Shipley (3g,1a) to counter.
Brennan O’Neill (2g,1a) scored at 6:46 and a second on the man-up at 4:42.
Sam Handley (2g,2a) had the final say for Penn to end the third with Duke still holding a two goal lead, 10-8.
Let the fireworks begin..
Handley set up Tynan Walsh (1g) to cut it to 10-9.
Former Penn student, Sean Lulley (1g,1a) picked up his 13th off a pretty feed from Aidan Danenza (1a), Charlie O:Connor (1g) put Duke up by three with 10:23 to play.
It was Gerber’s turn for two in a row with Bedard assisting on the first at 8:47 and Gerber going solo on a man-up goal for his 10th at 8:47.
Shipley knotted things at 12-12 but, Dyson Williams (1g,1g) nailed his 23rd with help from Lulley
Just when it looked as if Duke was walking off with a victory, Shipley tied it up with just 00:02 remaining
On to Overtime
A back and forth battle went on until, with :25 left, Jack Schultz (1g) sent Penn home as winners.
Inside the Game
• Shots were 51-35 for Duke.
• Shots on Goal were 24-24, Duke.
• Turnovers had Duke with 16 to Penn’s 13.
• Ground Balls were very one sided, 37-19 the Duke way.
Face-offs were dominated by Duke’s Jake Naso, 17 of 29.
Mike Adler had 10 saves in 63:35 for Duke while Penn’s Patrick Buekinshaw made his first appearance of the season stopping 11.
Penn Wins a Classic
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.