Phantoms Drop a Tough One, 2-1

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (23-25-8) went to Syracuse to challenge the 26-22-8 Crunch on Saturday evening.

Carsten Twarynski spoiled the shut out bid of Syracuse netminder, Spencer Martin was just :53 remaining to get the Phantoms within one goal at 2-1.

Martin and the Crunch closed the door and locked down the victory.

The story of this game was Lehigh Valley goaltender, Krill Ustimenko.

Game Stats
Game Stats

The 21-year-old was called up from Reading on Thursday and was sensational with 36 saves for the game.

The phenom kicked out 19 of 20 first period chances en route to being the Star of the Game.

Syracuse goals were supplied by Dominik Masin and Alex Barre-Boulet.

Lehigh Valley was tremendous with their penalty kill and went 7 for 7.

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.