Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
In Arena League East Action, the Whitby SteelHawks employed a 7-3 second quarter en route to a 14-11 defeat of the Oshawa Outlaws (4-6).
How it Happened
Dan Michel (3g) for Whitby at 13:23 and at 11:48, Like Laszkiewicz (4g,1a) converting off a John St. John and Nick Andrioli set up, evened the score for Oshawa.
Owen Boyle (4g) at 8:12 on the man up gave Whitby a short lived lead.
5:07 later, it was knotted again courtesy of Andrioli setting up Mitch Gustavsen (3g).
Two Whitby markers in the last :24 from Michel at :24 and Boyle with one second left, closed the first with a 4-2 Whitby edge.
The pivotal second stanza witnessed things getting wide open with 10 goals recorded.
Whitby accounted for seven.
Boyle, set up by Dylan Goddard and Goddard (1g, 4a)! Mafe it 6-2 with 4:34 played
Gustavsen got it back to a two goal game with markers at 8:03 and 6:06.
Adam Peroni (1g), Stefan Diachenko (3g, 1a) followed by Goddard gave the SteelHawks an 8-4 advantage.
The trifecta of goals came in just 2:15.
Laskiewicz interrupted the run with a power play goal at 1:54 but, Diachenko at 1:31 followed sixteen seconds later by Michel ended the one-sided half, 11-5 the Whitby way.
Can the Scoring Pace Continue?
Glad you asked…things simmered on the offensive sided with just three lamp lighters in the third.
Andreoli and Laszkiewicz closed it to 11-7 but, Boyle had the final say and off they went to the final stanza with a 12-7 SteelHawk lead.
Laskiewicz, John St. John (1g,3a) and Taite Cattoni (1g,1a) started a comeback and cut it to 12-10.
Diachenko snuffed out the rally getting it to 13-10.
Geoff McNulty (1g) went right back at it for Oshawa but, Ethan Shott (1g) ended the scoring with just 00:02 on the clock.
Both teams had 6 man up opportunities with Whitby hitting on two and Oshawa, just one.
Whitby Moves to 6-4
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.