Kevin M. Neibauer.
LaxPhilly– A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
The three times that Yale (5-2, 2-1 Ivy).and Penn (4-3, 1-2 Ivy) met in 2019, the three matches each went to Overtime
RegularSeason, Ivy League Playoff and NCAA Quarter.Final in 2019, each went extra time.
So, with little or no surprise, the #5 Penn Quakers went North to Reese Stadium in New Haven, CT to battle the #8 Yale Bulldogs.
To the Game
Sam Handley (3g,2a) opened the scoring with his 14th at the 13:15 mark.
Yale countered with goals from Chris Lyons (3g,1a) notching his 7th at the 10:44 mark with help from Brad Sharp.
2:31 later, Yale made it 2-1 with Sharp (2g,1a) recording his 6th unassisted.
Jack Schultz (1g) got it even with his 8th and the 4th from Gabe Furey (1g) flipped the lead the Penn way, 3-2 with 5:06 remaining.
Johnny Keib (1a) hit Thomas Brace (1g) with a sweet pass on the advantage to even things at 3-3.
With 1:35 to play, Matt Brandau (1g,2a) closed the first quarter scoring with Yale barking, 4-3.
It took only :43 for Handley to deposit a Kaleb Fernandez (2a) feed to get it 4-4. Penn seized a 5-4 lead on James Shipley (1g) hitting net for the tenth time on the season
Yale countered thanks to Leo Johnson (2a). followed with Freshman Lyons doing the work for Max Krevsky’s first.
Dylan Gerger (2g,1a) tied the score for the sixth time in the half. Lyons hit rope off a Brandau feed to create the seventh lead change in the first 30:00 with Yale having a 7-6 lead at the half.
To the Third
Cam Rubin (3g) generated tie number seven off a pretty pass from Senior, Sam Handley.
At that point, Yale would embark on a run. Patrick Hackler (1g) hitting his third at 12:19, Johnson getting his second of the day and 14th of the season and, at 11:10, Sharp unassisted making it a 10-7 Bulldogs lead.
Rubin for the Quakers, followed by Brandau setting up Carson Kuhl (1g) for goal number 5 got it to an 11-8 game.
Gerger converted a beautiful Handley pass for his 21st that closed Quarter Three with Yale still up, 11-9.
To the Fourth
Defenses stepped up to allow just a pair of tallies.
Penn would account for both when Netminder, Patrick Burkinshaw shut down the Bulldogs offense
Handley nailed number 16 at 9:20 with Gerber setting up Rubin for his 16th as well with 4:07 to go.
Neither team could generate a difference making goal and Overtime awaited.
Chris Lyons was recipient of a mismatch and being defended by a short stick Penn Defenseman.
Lyons bounced a shot that beat Berkinshaw to give Yale the extra time win.
Yale gets the win in a game that had eight tie and nine lead changes.
“We came out with some fire in the second half and played lose and faster before part of our youth started to show a little bit as we turned the ball over, but we pride ourselves on talking about mental toughness. When they tied it up, our guys hung in there and stuck to the process, In the end, we scored the last one.” Yale Coach, Andy Shay.
A Game Within a Game..
• Penn’s Patrick Burkinshaw was outstanding in the fourth guarter making seven stops and 14 in his 61:11.
Jared Paquette turned away 12 Penn tries.
• Shots went the way of Yale, 41-33 with on goal also favoring the home team, 26-23.
• Turnovers had Penn with 21 to the Bulldogs, 14.
• Nicholas Ramsay put up 14 of 25 from the dot for Yale.
• Yale’s Chris Fake accounted for 4 Caused Turnovers and collected 4 ground balls.
Yale Works Overtime to Best Penn.
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.