Drexel Falls Short Against Delaware

Drexel falls short against Delaware, 19-12. The Delaware Fightin Blue Hens (5-1) employed a big start and never looked back in defeating the Drexel Dragons (1-1) at Vidas Field in West Philadelphia.

Cam Acchione (3g,1a) started the ball rolling when he notched a man-advantage goal. It was set up by Tye Kurtz at the 10:28 mark. Twenty-eight seconds later, Max Bieda (4g,2) doubled the Delaware edge, 2-0. The onslaught would continue with Cam Acchione adding a pair to give him a hat trick in just 1:51.

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Charlie Kitchen (1g,2a) brought it to a 5-0 lead before Ryan Genord hit a breaking Sean Donnelly (3g) and at the 6:13 mark, it seemed Drexel had withstood the surge and could chip away. Sadly for the Dragons, the glimmer of hope was short-lived. Owen Grant (1g), Tye Kurtz (4g,1a), Matt Acchione (2g,1), and Bieda closed the opening quarter with the visitors holding a 9-1 lead.

:37 in and Aidan Coll (3g) stopped the onslaught to make it 9-2. Bieda and Justin Scott (1g) countered making it 11-2. Charles Dumas (1g) and Kurtz exchanged goals. The Hens went to the locker room holding all the cards and a big lead, 12-3. Drexel fared much better in the second half outscoring their guests, 9-7.

Coll, Jack Mulcahy (2g,1a), and Reid Bowering (1g) cut it to 12-6. Mike Robinson (3g) scored back to back :36 apart and the scoreboard changed to 14-6. Sean Donnelly and Mulcahy quickly answered. Bieda countered but, Donnelly got another. As was the case the entire game, Delaware would come right back and this time it was Tye Kurtz to end three quarters 16-9. Would Delaware put it in cruise control for the final 15:00?

The answer was a resounding, “no” and Robinson, Matt Acchione and Kurtz put two exclamation points on this one making it 19-9. Drexel, to their credit, kept battling and were rewarded with close-out markers from Jack Farrell (1g), Coll, and Danny Varga (1g) to finish. 19-12.

Delaware had the advantage in shots, 49-37 with 25-23 shots on goal. Ground Balls went the Drexel way, 34-29 also going the Drexel way was face-offs, 20-14. Drexel falls short against the Delaware Blue Hens.

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.