Dragons Win Gut over Marquette, 13-11

The Marquette Golden Eagles (3-2) were the guests at Vidas Field on the campus of Drexel University on a cold Saturday afternoon.

A heavyweight DI tilt saw Drexel grind out a hard-fought 13-11 victory.

Ryan Genord (5g,1a) had the hero hat in this one when he broke an 11-11 tie with just 4:42 showing on the clock.

Colin Mailman delivered a pair of unassisted tallies just :29 apart to put the home team in lead,2-0

Marquette recovered from the hit and waged a four-goal run that was generated by Chris Kirschner (3g,1a) who converted a pretty pass from Jake Stedman followed by an unassisted marker from Luke Anderson just 1:33 later.

Marquette continued the deluge with Stegman assisting on FOGO, Thomas Washington (2g) and Stegman again, helping out on a Max Kruszewski (1g) net bender.

Genord laid a pretty pass that Reid Bowering (2g) deposited behind Marquette netminder, John Hulsman to get it a 3-2 affair.

Stegman (2g,5a) decided to become the goal scorer and ended the first 15:00 with The Golden Eagles, feeling their mojo, 5-3.

Despite the fact that Marquette controlled play and the ball, Drexel would dominate the score sheet with Genord, Bowering, Genord and Jack Mulcahy (1g,1a) all hitting rope to close the half with the Dragons snorting fire, 7-5.

As stagnant as the Golden Eagles offense was in the second, they made the adjustments and fired home a man-up goal from Holden Patterson (1g) at 14:35 that was added to by Kirschner just fifty seconds later and things were even 7-7.

From there, the battle ensued. Matthew Varian (3a) sent a cross turf pass that Aidan Koll (1g,1a) cashed in.

Stegman knotted it up once again before Devon Cowan(1g,1a)) boosted the visitors to a one-goal edge at 9-8.

Genord was playing the hot hand to take things to the final quarter with yet another tied game, 9-9.

Washington forced a turnover that he buried behind Drexel netminder, Ross Blumenthal and The Golden Eagles seized a 10-9 advantage.

It took just 1:50 for the Mailman to deliver again. Mulcahy hit Mailman who fired a rocket for his hat trick and his 12th of the season.

Washington won the ensuing faceoff that Kirschner converted for the eighth tie of the game.

Less than a minute later, Genord seized the center stage with a bad angle shot that found its way in.

Drexel went into a clock eating mode before Nick Fox (1g) put the dagger in the heart of Marquette to finish the 13-11 victory.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.