In DI action in Hempstead, NY, the Drexel Dragons (6-2, 2-1 CAA) bested the Hofstra Pride (5-8, 1-2 CAA).
Kevin M. Neibauer.
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The 10-7 win marked the 100th in the career of former Philadelphia Wing, Brian Voelker’s Drexel Coaching career.
Visiting Drexel jumped out to a 2-0 advantage when Jack Mulcahy (1g,1a) became the first of nine Drexel goal scorers as well as the first of 16 combined with an unassisted marker at 11:26 for his 14th.
Aidan Coll doubled the lead with his 22nd set up by Tristan Plotts (1a) with 7:50 to play.
Hofstra showed their Pride fifty ten ticks later with Dylan McIntosh (1a) setting up Griffin Turner for his fifth of the campaign.
Exactly three minutes later, it was Sean Donnelly putting on a scoring hat for his 20th fueled by Sean Quinn.
Tom Ford (1a) found a breaking Sam Lufti (1g,1a) to close the opening quarter with Drexel up, 3-2.
A three goal second witnessed just three goals started by the Dragons Casey Weller recording his 8th at 3:55.
Gerard Kane had an answer at the 1:03 mark but, Donnelly did the work for Ryan Genord’s 22nd with just :05 on the clock.
The back and forth half came to it’s conclusion with the visitors up, 5-3.
Things would open wide with a seven goal fifteen minutes.
The only player to notch two goals, Drexel’s Zach Augustine nailed his sixth with Mulcahy helping. The goal was the only man advantage on the day.
Matt Martin, in just his second game of the season, utilized an Aidan Coll set up to push it 7-3.
Drexel was just warming up with Brennan Greenwald and the 30th from Max Semple, made it 9-3.
Once again, Hofstra would show their Pride with Rory Jones, Justin Sykes and Colton Rudd getting the best of Dragons netminder, Ross Blumenthal, to end the quarter with a 9-6 game.
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Things slowed waaaay down with each squad hitting net once each.
Ryan Sheridan got his 9th at 8:46 to draw Hofstra within a pair.
1:45 later, Genord found a wide open Augustine to seal the deal, 10-7.
• Drexel had more shots, 43-30 and more on net, 25-17.
• Turnovers went Hofstra with 20 and Drexel with 16.
• Ground Balls favored the Dragons, 38-27.
• Liam.Rosato for Drexel, went 13 for 18 from the dot.
• Ross Blumenthal made 10 saves for the visitors with 4 coming in the final stanza.
• Mac Gates had 15 saves for the Pride.
• Of note.. Max Semple became the first Drexel Freshman with 30 goals since 2014 when Cole Shafer did similar.
• Drexel will host both the Men and Women” CAA playoffs at Vidas Field.
History at Drexel.
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.