Dragons With Dominating Win

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.

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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.

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.