Drexel outmatched in Amherst, 13-7. The (1-2) Drexel Dragons lost a Conference match-up with UMass (2-0). Drexel Drops to 1-2 in the CAA while UMass goes to 2-0. The Dragons were unable to hit net in the first quarter, falling behind on goals from Jeff Trainer (2g,2a) and Billy Philpott (1g,1a).
Drexel got their legs and Collin Mailman set up Ryan Genord (3g,1a) on a man down situation that cut it to 2-1. UMass was unimpressed and Devin Spencer (2g,3a) and a man up tally from Clayton Proctor (1g,1a) saw and raised for a 4-1 edge. Drexel kept working and earned another man down goal from Aidan Coll (2g,1a) Jack Mulcahy (2a) provided the helper.
Forty-two seconds later it was the UMass special team that got on the board with a man-up tally from Proctor finding Jeff Trainor to close the half with a UMass lead, 5-2. Mulcahy set up Danny Varga (1g) that got Drexel within two. Gabriel Procyk (1g,1a) and Dillon Arrent (4g) had an answer with Spencer playing set up man for both.
Mailman delivered (1g,1a) a proximity goal which got Drexel within three at 7-4. The final quarter was the Achilles Heel for the Dragons. Arrant nailed a pair with Kevin Cutinella (1g) and a third from Arrant, increased the deficit to 11-4. Aidan Coll stopped the ambush before Zack Hochman (1g) took all of eight seconds to answer.
Fifteen seconds later, Genord posted his fifth of the campaign but, with 2:00 remaining, Philpott supplied Spencer making it 13-6. Genord closed the book on the day with 1:14 play.
And Another Thing
Drexel had 50 shots with UMass countering with 37. On goals was the Dragons, 27-26 but ground balls went the UMass way, 39-32. Drexel’s Ross Blumenthal turned away 13 shots and was upstaged by Matt Knote who had 20 saves for the home team. Drexel outmatched in Amherst.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.