Drexel Ladies Dominates

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.

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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.

Notes

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

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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.

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