Articles by Bobby Davies
Mar. 15, 2013
Softball defeats Georgetown in extra innings
The Drexel softball team recently fi nished a tough stretch of fi ve road games in Buies,N.C., and Washington, D.C. They ended the stretch with two wins and three losses.The Drexel University softball team entered a busy stretch of five games in six days with momentum, winners of three consecutive games. All five games took place on the road, with four of them played in Buies Creek, N.C., March 8-9 at the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede Tournament and a final game March 13 against Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The road trip as a whole featured mixed results for the Dragons, with the team going 2-3 over the five games.
Mar. 1, 2013
Tennis team suffers setback leading up to CAA play
The Drexel University men’s and women’s tennis teams entered their weekend competitions against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers Feb. 23 and the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen Feb. 24 on hot streaks, with the women riding a five-match winning streak and the men boasting four consecutive wins. Despite momentum being on Drexel’s side, UMBC and Navy proved to be too strong, as they swept the Dragons on back-to-back days. While Drexel emerged from the weekend winless, there was certainly something to gain from the experience. Head coach Mehdi Rhazali understands the importance of facing tough opponents and gaining experience for bigger events later in the season.
Feb. 8, 2013
Swimming and diving edges Lehigh to cap dual season
The Drexel men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams maintained their momentum with a second consecutive double victoryFeb. 2 in Bethlehem, Pa. against Lehigh University. The teams will continue their season at the CAA Championships later this month.Coming off their first double victory of the season against Howard University two weeks earlier, the Drexel University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled Feb. 2 to Bethlehem, Pa., to take on the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks, whose men’s and women’s teams came into the contest with 3-3 and 1-4 records on the season, respectively. Heading into the meet, the Drexel coaches and swimmers knew both matches would be close and would require focus in every race. When the final score was tallied, the Dragons earned their second consecutive double victory. The men displayed great determination as they pulled away from the Mountain Hawks in a 173-123 win, while the women endured their closest match of the season, narrowly defeating Lehigh 148-146. After the meet, head swimming coach Shawn Markey described how his teams knocked off Lehigh to end the dual-meet season.
Jan. 25, 2013
Swimming tops Howard with blowout victory
Following tough senior day losses to Delaware and the Northeastern women, the Drexelmen’s and women’s swim teams rebounded with routs over Howard University.It was a great day in the pool for the Drexel University men’s and women’s swimming teams when they faced off Jan. 19 against the Howard University Bison in Washington, D.C. With the men’s team coming off a home loss to the University of Delaware and the women fresh off home losses to Delaware and Northeastern University, both teams were eager and prepared to get back in the water. The Dragons noticeably outmatched the Bison, dominating nearly every event in the meet en route to blowout victories for both the men and women by scores of 156-39 and 128-62, respectively. Head swimming coach Shawn Markey was thrilled with his team’s performance.
Jan. 18, 2013
Rivals sink swimming and diving
“We have some of our biggest training days coming up during the winter break,” Markey said before the teams’ extended break. “It is a time when swimmers get pushed to the limits of their potential and beyond.”
Dec. 7, 2012
Swimming competes at Nationals
The Drexel swimming team showed its ability to compete on a national stage at AT&T Winter Nationals.Four Drexel swimmers traveled to Austin, Texas, for the AT&T Winter National Championships from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 to compete against some of the nation’s best swimmers. Winter Nationals is one of the fastest short-distance meets in the world, making qualifying for it that much more impressive. Athletes from many different levels, including collegiate, club and Olympic, come together to make one of the most exciting meets of the year. For the quartet of Dragons who qualified — senior Lauren Faykes, junior Gregory Oprendek, sophomore Andrew Reimon and freshman Kyle Lukens — competing at the meet offered valuable experience lining up against world-class talent that they will undoubtedly be able to use throughout the rest of their swimming careers. Head swimming coach Shawn Markey understands the importance of such an experience and was happy to see his athletes take advantage of the opportunity.
Nov. 16, 2012
Crew earns six gold medals at Frostbite Regatta
The Drexel University men’s and women’s crew teams capped off their fall seasons on a high note Nov. 10 at the Frostbite Regatta on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. With 11 boats competing in the day’s events, the Dragons fared exceptionally well, walking away with gold in six of the events. The regatta featured a 2,000-meter sprint-style course, a distinct change from the longer-distance races Drexel has competed in thus far this season. Leading up to the race, head coach Paul Savell adjusted his team’s focus in order to prepare them for the new distance. The Drexel boats took to the water in consecutive races, with all of them competing within a span of two hours. The novice races started the day, with the junior varsity events second and the varsity races headlining at the end of the day.
Nov. 9, 2012
Crew wins third straight Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
One week after strong performances at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, the Drexel University men’s and women’s crew teams returned to action Oct. 27 at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.
Nov. 2, 2012
Women’s basketball bests Bloomsburg in exhibition
Senior Nicki Jones rises up for a layup against Long Island University, Nov. 11 of last year. The Dragons lost the game 60-52.The Drexel University women’s basketball team took to the court Oct. 28 for an exhibition game that was open to the public against the Bloomsburg University Huskies at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The scrimmage served as a final warm-up for the Dragons before they kick off their regular season against the Providence College Friars Nov. 9 in Rhode Island.
Oct. 26, 2012
Crew competes in front of 300,000
The Drexel University men’s and women’s crew teams took a trip to Boston Oct. 20-21 to compete in the most anticipated event of the fall season, the 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.