Dragons with dominating win, 19-7. The #14 Drexel Dragons (6-2, 4-2 CAA) ventured to Conway Field to face the Fairfield Stags (2-7, 0-6 CAA) in an effort to increase the Dragons win string to five games.
In what was a see-saw first quarter, the Stags drew first blood with a Dylan Beckwith (2g) unassisted tally at 12:59. Luke Tomak (2g,1a) countered a minute later. Sean Curcio (2g,1a) buried a Tomak set up on the advantage giving Drexel a 2-1 lead. Beckwith buried his 21st at 6:07 followed at 4:20 by a Travis Ford (1g,1a), and just like that, the Stags leapfrogged the score to 3-2.
Reid Bowering (6g) apparently back in game shape after missing a month and Tommy Elliott (1g) for Fairfield, closed the first with a 4-3 Stags edge. Drexel turned up the heat and went on a serious run of nine goals over 32:35. All three second-quarter goals were posted by the Dragons started by Jack Mulcahy (1g) with Bowering posting his first-half hat trick to end the half with Drexel up, 6-4.
Zach Augustine (2g,1a), Collin Mailman (1g,1a), and a natural hat trick from Bowering and Aidan Coll (2g,3a) ended the third with Drexel well in front, 12-4.
The long scoring drought ended with a Ryan Lancaster (1g) score at 13:59. Drexel yawned rubbed their eyes and showcased another run. This time it was only six with Luke Hurley (1g,2a), Tomak notching his 9th, Coll setting up Augustine for his 6th, Danny Varga (1g,1a), Ronnie Gunter (1g), and Curcio netting his 4th, all doing the honors.
When the smoke cleared it was 18-5. Jake Coleman (1g,1a) stopped the run but Coll hit for his 22nd before Matt Chiastawa (1g,1a) for the Stags ended the scoring, 19-7.
And Another Thing
Shots were an unworldly 60 for Drexel and a respectable 35 for the home team. On Goal had Drexel doubling up the Stags, 32-16.
The Dragons defense were responsible for most of the 20 Stags turnovers while only allowing 15. Another eye-opening stat was ground balls with a 44-19 Drexel performance. Reid Bowering scooped 7 ground balls with face-off man, Jimmeh Koita and defenseman, Sean Quinn nabbing 6 each. Faceoffs were 17-11 the Dragons way with Koita going 13 of 21. Dragons with dominating win.