Men’s lacrosse picks up victory against UD on senior night
After a big win against the University of Delaware April 22, the Drexel University men’s lacrosse team is currently in third place in the Colonial Athletic Association standings behind Hofstra University and Towson University. All three teams are tied in CAA conference play at 3-1. With the win over the Blue Hens, the Dragons clinched a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association playoffs.
Apr. 7, 2017
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Mar. 10, 2017
Fourth straight loss for Drexel
The Drexel University men’s lacrosse team fell to the Marist College Red Foxes in Poughkeepsie, New York March 4. This is the Dragons’ fourth straight loss of the season.
Mar. 3, 2017
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Jun. 3, 2016
UNC tops Maryland to grab men’s lacrosse championship
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels became number one in the men’s college lacrosse world after defeating the Maryland University Terrapins in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game May 30 at Lincoln Financial Field.
May. 13, 2016
Men’s lacrosse season ends after loss to Towson
May 5 marked the beginning of the road to the Colonial Athletic Association Championships for Drexel University men’s lacrosse team. The Dragons’ first match was against Towson University, a strong team with a 13-2 record on the season.
May. 6, 2016
Men’s lacrosse finishes season with 6-9 record
To say the Drexel University men’s lacrosse team played well for their final game of the regular season is an understatement. The Dragons had one of their best games April 29 against the University of Massachusetts.
Apr. 29, 2016
Men’s lacrosse takes first conference win against Blue Hens
The Drexel University men’s lacrosse team has experienced a difficult stretch of games over the past few weeks with many tough matchups against conference foes.
Apr. 22, 2016
Three straight losses leave m. lacrosse at 4-8 overall
The Drexel University men’s lacrosse team took a tough loss April 9 against conference foe, Fairfield. April 16, however, the Dragons had the opportunity to rebound against another conference opponent, Hofstra. The Pride came into this matchup with a very formidable 7-4, whereas Drexel was sporting a 4-7 record. The Dragons entered the match knowing how difficult it would be, but also knew they needed to get back on track with their conference record after already having lost their first two conference games.
Apr. 15, 2016
Late mistakes sink men’s lacrosse against Fairfield
The Drexel University men’s lacrosse team came into their game against Fairfield University needing to get back on track in division play. The Dragons previously lost a tough conference match to Towson University, ranked number 10, April 2. Fairfield was certainly a noteworthy opponent, coming into the game at 5-6. Drexel came to the game with a record of 4-6.
Mar. 11, 2016
Men’s lacrosse captures first win of the season in thrilling fashion
Photo courtesy Drexeldragons.comThe men’s lacrosse team finally captured their first victory March 5 against the Saint Joseph’s University Hawks, and it was a close one.
Mar. 4, 2016
Tough early slate leaves men’s lacrosse 0-3 despite some strong play
Photo courtesy Drexeldragons.com This week, the men’s lacrosse team dropped two more out of conference matchups, but this should absolutely not be a cause for the Drexel faithful to worry. The Dragons travelled on Feb. 27 to take on the University at Albany, the eighteenth ranked team in the nation. Tightly contested until the fourth quarter, this game presented the Dragons with a real chance to capture their first victory of the year. Through one quarter, the score was knotted at five, as Drexel’s freshman attacker Matthew Varian made his presence felt, assisting on two goals and scoring one. The second period was much of the same, as both teams scored fairly easily. The Dragons were led by Cole Shafer, who scored two goals, and Varian scored his second goal of the contest in the quarter. John Maloney and Seth Oakes led the charge for the Great Danes. Frequently, the break between halves presents a chance for coaches to make adjustments and the third period is often when those changes are most felt. It is common for the third period to be the deciding time for the outcome of a matchup, but Albany and Drexel fought bitterly through the third to be deadlocked going into the final quarter. In the third, Oakes scored yet again for the Danes and Robert Frazee scored his fourth of the season for the Dragons. Starting the fourth tied at 13, both teams were in prime position to capture a big victory with the final 15 minutes. Albany played a strong 15 minutes. Drexel did not. Oakes scored three more times in the final period, the entire Dragons team only scored once, another goal by Varian. The Great Danes outscored the Dragons by six goals in the fourth and won, 20-14. The Dragons then made the short trip to Villanova University to take on the 14th-ranked Wildcats March 1, where three quarters of strong play were undone by a single poor one. Both teams came out firing, taking double digit shots in the period, but neither team was really able to break through. The first quarter came and went and the teams were knotted at two. While the fourth was the undoing of the Dragons against Albany, the second quarter really hurt them against Nova. They allowed the Wildcats to take 15 shots to their eight, and were outscored by four in the period. Varian scored two more goals in the period, but his efforts weren’t enough, and the Dragons headed to the locker room down 8-5. Two quick goals by Villanova out of the break pretty much sealed the victory for them, as their stout defense only allowed the Dragons to score four more goals in the game. The Wildcats took the victory, 14-9. A few important things have made themselves apparent during the 0-3 start. Though it’s still early in the season, the Dragons look to have a much more balanced attack than last year, as they have five players with four or more goals. Varian appears to be the real deal, as he leads the team in points with nine and goals with five. Jimmy Joe Granito remains the man for Head Coach Brian Voelker, as he has played all three games in their entirety. His save percentage is 48.9 percent, which is higher than the Dragons’ opponents, which stands at 48.3 percent. This points to a bigger issue the team could have going forward: defense. They simply allow too many shots on goal. Granito has faced 59 more shots than opponents goalkeepers, which is a heavy load even for an elite goalie. Hopefully this is just a function of them playing very strong teams to start the season and they’ll have this worked out by the time conference play starts. They’ll try once again to capture their first win at Saint Joseph’s University March 5 at 1 p.m.
Feb. 26, 2016
Men’s lacrosse starts season with home loss to #13 UVA
The last time the Drexel University men’s lacrosse team started a season with a win was in 2007. Non-coincidentally, the Dragons’ first game every season comes against a men’s division I lacrosse powerhouse, the University of Virginia Cavaliers. It starts the season off showing the team some tough competition, getting them primed for a long season of play against good opponents.
May. 29, 2015
A Blue Afternoon
In the stands, a similarly colored, exceedingly raucous Johns Hopkins fan section had traveled for the final weekend of the 2015 NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.