Two top-ranked squads met up in DI NCAA Lacrosse Battle on Saturday after when the #7 Penn Quakers (2-0) ventured to Matthews Sportsplex Pavilion to take up the challenge of the #10 Duke Blue Devils (2-2).
Sean Lulley (6g.1a) banged two goals 1:40 apart and the Quakers were breaking ground.
At 9:55, Ben Bedard (2g) pushed you a 3-0 game before Joey Manown (2g) put the Blue Devils on the board to close the first with Penn in front,2-1
Dyson Williams (2g) closed it to 3-2.before Penn went on a run courtesy of Kyle Gallagher (1g) who won the ensuing faceoff and took it the house just six seconds after the Duke tally.
On the heels of Gallagher, Penn got goals from Sean Lulley. Adam Goldner who continue of goals and points in 27 consecutive games, before Owen Caputo (3g) made it 6-3 at 6:07.
Duke was just warming you and Cameron Badour (1g,2a) followed by Garrett Leadmon (1g) closed the curtain on the half with Penn clinging to a 6-5 lead.
Devon Williams buried his second to tie it up before Mitch Bartolo set up Lulley to regain the Penn lead.
Joey Manown nailed his second to get it even on the nan up and a heavyweight battle was on.
Mitch Bartolo (1g,1a) and Caputo started a “you score, we score” event that Goldner and Lulley stuck a hot poker in. Jadon Kerry (1g) thwarted the Penn rally to take the squads to final 15:00 with Penn in front, 10-9.
1:23 in, Caputo knotted it again And CJ Carpenter (1g,1a) gave Duke a one goal led that lasted until James Shipley (1g) buried a Dylan Gerger set up to take this to nail-biting time at 11-11.
Bedard, Gerber (1g,1a) on the man up followed by Lulley put the finishing touches on the Quaker’s conquest, 14-11.
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.