Drexel Gets in Win Column

Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.

The Drexel Dragons (1-3) get in the win Column with 14-11 defeat of Albany (0-2)

To the Game

Drexel jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead with Jack Mulcahy (1g,4a) scoring from Casey Waller with :57 played.

Aidan Coll assisted on a Max Semple (4g) marker at 10:33 and, Coll (5g,1a) getting his first of the day at 9:29.

Albany, unimpressed, struck back with a trio of their own.

Jacob Moran (4g) hit net at 7:11 and 6:41.

Graydon Hogg (2g,2a) evened it a 3-3 and that is where the first quarter ended.

Quarter Two

The second stanza continued the back and forth.

Coll started things just thirty eight seconds in.

Coll hit net again off a Jack Mulcahy pass at 13:23 giving the Dragons a 5-3 lead.

A minute and nine seconds later, it was Moran netting his hat-trick.

Luke Stansfield (1g) followed by Zach Augustine (1fg) gave Drexel a 7-4 advantage.

Camden Hay (1g) cut it to 7-5 with 3:43 left in the half.

Drexel had one more strike when Semple hit rope to close the 8-5 half.

Third Stanza

Another quick strike from Drexel with Sean Donnelly hitting Coll on a sweet set up with 1:24 elapsed.

The remainder of the quarter was all Albany thanks to, John Prizzi (1g), Moran, Elijah Cash (1g) and finally, Jack Pucci (1g) and, just like that we had a 9-9 game with 15:00 to play.

Final Quarter

Following the Drexel floor plan, another quick hitter with Mulcahy hitting Coll who quick sticked one past Albany netminder, Tommy Keller at 13:58.

Joey Pizzimenti (1g) countered just fifty ticks later.

Teioshonta McComber (1g,1a) gave Albany it’s first lead with12:25 to play.

Drexel Coach, Brian Voelker, made adjustments and Drexel responded with a four goal run off the sticks of, Coll at 8:39, Brent McViker (1a) doing the work for a Semple tally.

Casey Waller ,(1g, 1a) followed by Mulcahy setting up Sean Donnelly (1g, 1a) that provided the 14-11 final.

News and Notes:

• Shots had Drexel with a 39-38 advantage

• On Goal was 26-20 Albany.

• Tommy Heller had 6 saves for Albany while Ross Blumenthal (30 minutes, allowing 5 goals with 10 saves and Drew Mc Gill surrendering 6 goals with l4 stops.

• Face offs were 19-10 for Albany with Regan Endres winning 19.

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.

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