Drexel with Historic Win

In DI action in Hempstead, NY, the Drexel Dragons (6-2, 2-1 CAA) bested the Hofstra Pride (5-8, 1-2 CAA).

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The 10-7 win marked the 100th in the career of former Philadelphia Wing, Brian Voelker’s Drexel Coaching career.

Game Time

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.

Moving On..

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.

Third Stanza

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.

Who Wants It?

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.

Things:

• 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.

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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