The 2021 NCAA Lacrosse season kicked off on Saturday with the Denver Pioneers greeting Utah to Peter Barton Stadium. Despite a sluggish start, Denver persevered to sneak out a 9-8 victory.
An unusually slow start saw Utah get on the board off a Jordan Hyde (2 goals) snipe. This would stand as the only first-quarter tally.
Denver would finally get on the board at 12:30 of the second on a pretty goal courtesy of Ethan Walker (3 goals, 1 apple). Hyde and Sammy Cabere (1g) answered and the half would close with Utah in front, 3-1.
Denver put it together in the second half and stormed to 9-6 lead led by Yale transfer, Jack Hanna (2g,1a).
Credit to Utah. They came out and played with a lot of heart. We knew they were going to, but they did a great job today. Their goalie was fabulous. I’m proud of our guys for having that good run we had, down 3-1 to up 9-6. We’ve got to get better in a matter of four days, that’s for sure.” – Head Coach Bill Tierney
Utah kept battling and got it to a one-goal game at 9-8 but couldn’t get the equalizer.
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Utah’s Cole Brams went an impressive 12 of 20 from the “x” . Zack Johns turned aside 16 shots in defeat.
For Denver, Hannah put 7 shots on net with Walker adding six.
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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.
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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.