Drexel women explode in the first half in a 17-7 victory. The Drexel Lady Dragons showed why they are 5-0 with a 17-7 thumping on the Villanova Lady Wildcats at scenic Vidas Field in West Philadelphia.
A 14 goal first-half powered Drexel to a big win. Colleen Grady (4g,4a) scored a pair of goals in the first 1:27 with Corinne Bednarik (1a,1a)setting the table for her second. Karson Harris (4g,2a) took her turn and added two. Grady added the helper on the second marker. Lucy Schneidereith (5g) continued her white-hot season and, once again, Grady was the catalyst.
Finally, :42 later, Villanova got on the board with a Libby McKenna (1g) and the Wildcats seemed to have life. Schneidereith and Olivia Piccirilli (2g) exchanged scores before Drexel went on another run. This one for three goals started by Harris setting up Kara Moreau (1g) quickly followed by the usual suspects, Harris and Grady assisting on, something different… NOT…a Schneidereith goal that made It, 9-2.
Alexa Tsahalis did the work and Brittany Bruno (2g) reaped the reward to cut it to 9-3. That seemed to inspire the Dragons who promptly added four more. It was started by a Harris to Schneidereith tally, Harris on the advantage, Grady setting up Schneidereith yet again and Grady making it 13-3 Drexel. Bruno ended the onslaught but Grady closed the half with a commanding 14-4 Dragons advantage.
Drexel sat most of the big guns and went thru the motions but not before Corinne Bednarik (1g,1a) got on the goal sheet. Tsahalis (1g,1a) got it to 15-5. The other Sschneidereith, Jamie, notched another advantage goal followed by a Villanova tally from Libby McKenna. Drake Allison (1g) and Piccirilli would close out the 17-7 Drexel win.
The second Grady goal was historic, It was her 100th Drexel goal which makes her the 15th Dragon to hit that plateau. Zoe Bennett stopped 11 Villanova shots. Drexel came away with 15 ground balls to Villanova’s 10. Drexel women explode in the first half in victory.