Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly– A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
If anyone of sane mind had any doubt that Jeff Teat would be Rookie of the Year in the National Lacrosse League, those doubts should be erased
Teat put up a ten point night in leading the New York Riptide (6-10) to a commanding, 15-7 romp over the Rochester Knighthawks (3-13)
The decision locks up the number two draft pick for Rochester.
How Did it Happen?
Things went swimmingly for the Riptide who outscored Rochester, 4-0 in the opening fifteen minutes
Teat and Kieran McArdle set up Dan Lomas (2g) at 9:25 on the advantage to get the ball rolling
Teat and McArdle stayed busy setting up Jake Fox (4g) just 1:07 later
Teat kept his magic going by setting up Ron John (1g2a) with Teat making it four helpers off a second from Fox to end the first.
Andrew Borgatti (1g) at :31 followed by Teat (3g 7a) just twenty four ticks later made it a 6-0 New York advantage. .
Curtis Knight (2g,2a) stopped the bleeding with help from Mike Burke and Thomas Hoggarth with 2:49 played.
Connor Kearnan set up Kieran McArdle (1g,3a) with a pretty set up on the advantage that made it a 7-1 affair.
Curtis Knight at 11:21 and Mike Burke (2g,1a) just thirty four ticks later closed the half with New York in front, 7-3.
To the Third
It took just 1:02 for Teat to hit paydirt but, was followed at 3:30 with a strike from Ryland Rees (1g) at 3:30.
Thomas Hoggarth (1g,3a) at 6:19 and Connor Kearnan (1g,3a) at 6:51 made the score 9-5 the way of the Riptide
On the advantage, Scott Dominey (1g) converted off as transition outlet from netminder, Steven Orleman followed 2:38 later with Fox putting home from ..who else? Jeff Teat and Kearnan..
That broght the curtain on quarter Three with a six goal Riptide advantage, 11-5.
Wind it Down Time
Dan MacRae (1g) followed by Teat just under two minutes later pushed it to 13-5.
Knight and Hoggarth set up Ryan Smith (1g) to stop the five goal New York run.
Lomas went right back at it on the man advantage with helpers going to Teat and Kearnan at the 8:19 mark.
Burke and Fox exchanged lamp lighters thirty seconds apart to end the scoring at 15-7.
A Few More Things:
• Tyler Halls went 10 of 19 from the dot for Rochester
• Loose Balls went the way of New York, 80-78.
• Joel Wataon.surrendered12 goals on 26 shots in 48:15 with recently signed, Lukas Coote saving six while allowing 3.
• Steven Orleman turned aside 36 shots for the Riptide
• Power plays were a big difference with Rochester going scoreless on four tries and New York hitting on 5 of 6.
Jeff Teat leads New York to Victory
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.