Drexel Ladies dominates, 19-11. After 11 months and 3 weeks, I finally got to see a sporting event in person. The Drexel Lady Dragons (4-0) made the short trip to Howarth Field. This is found on the campus of scenic Temple University to battle the Owls (2-1). Drexel is a very baffling team with their up-tempo offensive scheme.
Every time the Dragons had the ball they sent five to six passes. They worked the Temple perimeter which had the home team defense moving their legs to counter. It took all of :27 for Courtney Driezel (2g,1a) to catch Temple, netminder, Shana Hecht off Balance and Drexel was up.
Temple answered and grabbed their only lead of the day off markers from Belle Mastropietro (4g). 2:04 later, Jen Rodzewicz (3g) turning a pretty feed from Meghan Hoffman into a 2-1 edge. The scoring fest continued when Colleen Grady (4g) knotted it up with a sweet power move. A subplot would follow, no fewer than nine Free Position attempts ended in goals. Grady converted the first of six for Drexel to give the visitors a lead they would not surrender.
The Dragons would carry their rally to four goals with Corinne Badnarik (4g,2a) and the electric, Jamie Schneidereith (4g) and Drexel were starting to take charge with a 5-2 advantage. Temple made a two-goal comeback supplied by another Free Position goal, this one from Meghan Hoffman (1 g,5a). Yet another Free Position marker from Rodzewich closed it to 5-4.
Drexel went on another mini-run with tallies from Bednarik, Schneiderieith, and Bednarik hitting a breaking Karson Harris (3g) to give the Dragons some breathing room and an 8-4 lead. Showing that they are a quality squad, Mastropietro and, and another Free Position tally from Gabrielle Kirsch (1g) put it to an 8-6 Temple deficit.
Stop me if you heard this. Dietzel concerted a Free Position goal that closed the half at 9-6. The Drexel run and gun offense started to slow the Temple defenders down but not before Rodzewicz closed it to 9-7. The Dragons stormed back to seize control with net benders from, Bednarik, Karson Harris (2g) and the always reliable Free Position goal from Colleen Grady.
Mastropietro stopped the bleeding to make it 12-8 with 16:57 to play. Schneidereith, Grady, a Free Position from Schneidereith and Bednarik marker blew it open with Drexel in charge, 16-8. Meghan Hoffman found Schneidereith to cut it to 16-9 before MacKenzie Roth (1g) got it to a six goal game, 16-10.
Another Free Position goal from Harris with Maddie Fowler (1g) joint the Drexel goal brigade. Abaigael Ryan (1g) ended the Temple scoring but the final Free Position from Cara Moreau (1g) marked the end of the goals.
Drexel led in shots, 31-26 and Saves, 9-7. To keep the dominance going, the Dragons had a 29-26 edge in ground balls. Drexel Ladies Dominates