Hopes were high as the Drexel men’s soccer team took the field in the first round of the NCAA College Cup. The Blue and Gold stood between the lines Nov. 21 just after the clock struck 6 p.m. and stood face to face with the Monarchs of Old Dominion University. On this night, the Dragons […]
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Jameson Detweiler doesn’t usually go to the net. But in a scoreless, winner-take-all match against The College of William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game, the redshirt freshman defender took a chance and followed team captain Tal Bublil into scoring range. In the 26th minute of the match, junior midfielder Michele Pataia […]
Have you ever heard the adage “competition breeds champions”? Probably not, because I just made it up. But even though it is a phrase I just pulled out of my skull, it seems to apply greatly to the Drexel men’s soccer team in the Colonial Athletic Association. Because the CAA has grown to be one […]
When senior night rolls around each year, the lights seem to shine a little brighter, the stage seems a little bigger, and the stakes seem a little higher. Of course, any Colonial Athletic Association match in late October or early November is important when a spot in the conference tournament is on the line. As […]
In collegiate sports, conference games are generally more important than those of the out-of-conference variety. This surely rings true for the Drexel men’s soccer team, which is now 3-0-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play and 4-6-1 when playing teams outside of the conference. For the middle two matches in a four-match road trip, the Dragons […]
Oh, how the tables have turned. After being shut out in two consecutive matches against Temple University and Princeton University, the Drexel men’s soccer team has now shut out its opponents in each of the last two matches. These strong defensive efforts resulted in a scoreless draw vs. Northeastern University and a 2-0 win over […]
Something must be in the water at Vidas Field, or maybe there has been a bad batch of Wheaties going around. Perhaps, most realistically, someone put a hex on the Dragons, because suddenly, none of the Drexel athletic teams can score goals! Women’s soccer has been shut out in four consecutive matches, and field hockey […]
When a rivalry game comes up on the schedule, everything goes out the window. Team records don’t matter. Winning streaks don’t matter. Losing streaks don’t matter. All that matters is the score as the final buzzer sounds. Coming off a 2-1 win Sept. 28 over The College of William & Mary, the Drexel men’s soccer […]
The Drexel men’s soccer team frequently used the adjective “quality” this past week when describing the team’s upcoming opponent, Rutgers University. But when the Scarlet Knights stepped onto Vidas Field Sept. 24, it was easy to see which team truly showed its quality: the Dragons. With goals from senior midfielders Nathan Page and Ken Tribbett […]
In an 18-game regular season, any signs of struggle early on could greatly affect postseason seeding or eligibility. Following a 0-2-1 start, including a loss to Sacred Heart University, the Drexel men’s soccer team remained composed and responded with three consecutive victories. The Dragons began their season Aug. 30 at home against Fairleigh Dickinson University, […]
One week from today, the Drexel men’s soccer team will begin the 2013 campaign with the highest expectations the program has seen in a long time. It will take an extraordinary effort from the Dragons in order to defend their regular-season Colonial Athletic Association title, but head coach Doug Hess is confident that his team […]
Over the course of the past two weeks, soccer has become a popular topic in the United States. At the Major League Soccer All-Star Game, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that there would be four more teams added to the league. “As MLS enters a period of accelerated growth,” Garber explained, “the addition of new […]
Rarely does a country have the opportunity to host a FIFA World Cup, and rarely does a country have the opportunity to host the Summer Olympic Games. Even more rare, and almost unprecedented, is the opportunity to host the World Cup and the Olympics only two years apart. This is the opportunity that Brazil will […]
Never have expectations been higher for the Drexel men’s soccer team. After eight seniors graduated from a squad that won the regular season Colonial Athletic Association title, the Dragons will defend that title in every one of their seven conference matches this fall. After reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 40 years […]
All they could do was wait. As the 2012 NCAA College Cup bracket was revealed the evening of Nov. 12, the Drexel men’s soccer team gathered at the Vidas Athletic Complex fieldhouse and waited for their name to appear in the 48-team field. With 46 schools up on the board and just one matchup remaining, […]
In recent memory, the Drexel men’s soccer team had been among the bottom-feeders of the Colonial Athletic Association. Since winning a share of the CAA regular-season title in 2007, the Dragons finished eighth twice and last twice in the past four seasons. Through the struggles and unlucky injuries in the first two seasons under head […]
A season’s worth of hard work and success for the Drexel men’s soccer team has come down to a final showdown against defending regular-season conference champion James Madison University. Unfortunately for the Dragons and the Dukes, Hurricane Sandy forced the match, originally scheduled for Oct. 31 at Vidas Field, to be postponed to Nov. 2 […]
In Doug Hess’ third year as Drexel’s men’s soccer head coach, the team has emerged as one of the Colonial Athletic Association’s most feared programs. The Dragons, tied with Northeastern University for the top spot in the CAA, hit the road this past week for two matches and six vital points up for grabs. First […]
With three games remaining in Colonial Athletic Association play, the Drexel men’s soccer team is tied with Northeastern University for first place in the standings. They both have 16 points and their eyes set on a regular-season conference title and the right to host the CAA Tournament. This past week, the Dragons faced off against […]
Contrary to generalized thinking, shutouts in the game of soccer should not be attributed to stagnancy and lack of action. They reflect defensive stability, an aggressive attitude with superior goalkeeping, and ultimately, dominance. Through five matches in Colonial Athletic Association play, the Drexel men’s soccer team has posted three shutouts, all by senior goalkeeper Tim […]
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