Drexel Women Explode in First Half

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.

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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.

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.