Wagner with Huge Second Half

Wagner with a huge second half, pick up the first win, 11-9. The Wagner Seahawks (1-6, 1-4) fell behind the Sacred Heart Pioneers (1-10, 0-6) 4-1 after the first quarter but kept battling and put up an  8-2 second half to seal the deal. Alex Weiss (1g) and Sal Miccio (3g) staked the Pioneers to a 2-0 advantage with 6:03 to play.

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Philip Buque (1g) cut the lead in half. Morgan O’Reilly (1g, 1a) and with just :01 on the clock, Drew Edwards (1g) countered to close the quarter at 4-1. The squads went forth and back with no result until Miccio hit the net at 8:21. This moved the scoreboard to 5-1.

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Wagner had a response with a pair from the player of the game, Stephen Dwyer (4g,2a). Miccio completed his hat trick and Peter Callahan (1g) responded to end the half with Sacred Heart leading, 7-3. The third quarter witnessed Wagner getting serious with Jack Brady (2g) scoring just :50 in followed by an EMO tally from Dwyer and an even-strength score from Nick Azzoparo (1g) to make it 7-6.

Logan Liljeberg(2g,2a) and Dwyer traded markers to take it to the final stanza with an 8-7 Sacred Heart lead. Wagner exploded with four goals in just under nine minutes. Supplied by Dwyer setting up Tim Schmidt (2g) as well as Nick Martin (1g), followed by a second from Schmidt and Brady bagging his second to turn it to an 11-8 Seahawks edge. Liljeberg hit the net with 4:10 to go. That was as far as Sacred Heart could go and the 11-9 final crept up.

The Pioneers fired 50 shots to Wagner’s  30, Wagner turned the ball over 23 times to 14.  Ground balls were 31-21 in favor of the Pioneers. Wagner with a huge second half, pick up the first win.

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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.

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