Villanova drops a heart breaker, 8-7. The Villanova Wildcats (3-2, 3-2 Big East) ventured to Washington DC to challenge the Georgetown Hoyas (6-1, 5-1 Big East). A taut battle that literally went down to the last minute saw the Wildcats put up a great fight but couldn’t pull it off.
Declan McDermott (1g) got the Hoyas on the board at the 13:21 mark. Taking the hit, Villanova fired back in the person of Keegan Khan (2g,2a) five minutes later. Graham Bundy Jr. (2g) and Colin Munro(2g) gave the Hoyas the 3-1 edge that was erased a minute later by an Eric Overbay (1g) goal that closed the opening stanza, 3-2 Georgetown.
The teams each registered one goal in the second with Munro scoring and Khan setting up SamParkinson (1g) that closed the half, with ‘Nova staring at a one-goal deficit, 4-3. The Wildcats were just that to start the third and Tucker Goodelle (1g) Khan converting a Jimmy McAfee (1a) feed for his 10th of the season and Matt Campbell (1g) boosted ‘Nova to a 6-4 lead.
Nicky Petkevich (1g,1a) closed the curtains on the third quarter with the visitors holding a precarious 6-5 advantage. Sadly for Villanova, Georgetown owned the final 15:00 that started with TJ Haley (1g,3a) getting it even. Bundy Jr. posted his 10th a minute and seven seconds later to give the Hoyas 6:05 to run off the clock.
‘Nova had other ideas with Khan picking up his fourth point on the advantage with Stelios Kroudis (1g) with 4:56 left. Would we have extra time? Jack Leary answered the question with his first goal of the campaign to break the hearts of Villanova fans. The Wildcats couldn’t counter in the final 1:16 and Georgetown picked up a big Conference victory.
Dis and Dat
The Hoyas had the edge in shots, 51-35 as well as shots on goal, 23-18. Gtown had 9 turnovers to Nova’s 16 while ground balls were close with the Hoyas having a 30-28 advantage. Wildcats netminder, Will Vitton had 15 saves with 7 in the second quarter. Owen McElroy had 7 saves in the Hoyas nets. Villanova drops a heart breaker, 8-7.
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.