April 10, 2021 –
There were three games on the schedule as the Drexel Dragons and the Delaware Blue Hens played games against one another on Saturday, two contests in Newark and one at Vidas. The Dragons emerged victorious in two of them. The men’s lacrosse team defeated #12 Delaware 12 – 9 on the Blue Hens home field. In men’s soccer the host Dragons won 4 – 1. The women’s soccer team fell 1 – 0 in Newark.
Men’s Lacrosse – Drexel 12 #12 Delaware 9
The Dragons took an 8 – 4 lead into halftime, then put the game away in the third outscoring the Blue Hens 4 – 3. Delaware put the ball in the net twice in the fourth holding Drexel scoreless.
Dragon Aiden Coll scored a game-high 5 goals and added an assist. Seven other Drexel players netted a goal each with Sean Donnelly, Collin Mailman, Luke Hurley, Brent McVicker, George Grippo, Luke Tomak, and Zach Augustine finding the back of the net. Goal Keeper Ross Blumenthal made 12 saves, 6 critical ones in the fourth quarter. Charlie Kitchen put in three counters for Delaware. Each team took 40 shots, 14 on net by the Dragons.
With the win Drexel is 3 – 2 in the CAA North tied with UMass for third place. Delaware suffers their first conference loss of the season. The Hens are 4 – 1 just ahead of the Hofstra Pride who are 3 – 1 in the CAA North. The Dragons have 3 games to play in the regular season.
Men’s Soccer – Drexel 4 Delaware 1
Drexel extends their winning streak to four games and claims a berth in the CAA Tournament with a 4 – 1 win at Vidas Field. The goals came from Chris Donovan and Laolu Daranijo, two each for the Dragons. Stephen Kopsachilis turned in one save as the defense allowed 2 shots on goal. The Blue Hens goal came off the foot of Forster Ajago.
Concluding the regular season Drexel posts a 2 – 1 – 1 conference record, and earned the second seed in the CAA North. They will play James Madison University, the top-seed in the CAA South. The tournament starts on April 15 at VIdas Field as Drexel is the tournament host. JMU took home the title in the past two CAA Men’s Soccer tournaments.
Women’s Soccer – Delaware 1 Drexel 0
The regular season came to an end for the women’s soccer team who fell 1 – 0 in Newark. The Dragons finish with a 3 – 4 – 1 record overall and are 1 – 2 – 1 in the CAA.
The Dragons put 4 shots on goal, but none got past Lauren Krinsky. In the 22nd minute Gabby Johnson was the sole player who got the ball over the line. Two shots by Drexel forward Lauren Currey were on goal. Dragons goal keeper Miyuki Schoyen made 5 saves.
A scheduled fourth game between the schools, a women’s lacrosse game, was cancelled.
Written By: Glenn Papazian