Tag: CAA Tournament
Mar. 4, 2016
Women’s basketball demolishes Towson, captures second seed in CAA tourney
Photo courtesy Drexeldragons.comIn their final regular season game, the Drexel University women’s basketball team clinched second place in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 74-33 victory on the road against Towson University March 2. Their 41-point victory over the Towson Tigers on Wednesday was the Dragon’s second largest win in a game during this season. After a back and forth first-quarter that ended with the Dragons leading the Tigers 14-10, Drexel began to pull away from Towson. In the second-quarter, the Dragons outscored the Tigers 20-3 and took a 34-13 lead into halftime. Drexel’s defense played particularly well in the first half, holding Towson to just five of 25 shooting from the field in the first half. The Dragons were also fairly efficient on offense in the first-half, connecting on 48.1 percent of their shot attempts from the field. Capitalizing on the momentum they built in the first-half, the Dragons exploded on offense in the second-half by scoring 40 points on 60.9 percent shooting from the field. The Dragons played team basketball in the second-half as they had eight different players make at least one field goal and nine different players record at least one assist. Towson’s offense continued to struggle against Drexel in the second-half as the Tigers were held to just 20 points after halftime. The Dragons ended up outscoring the Tigers 60-23 in the final three quarters of the game as they cruised to victory. Senior forward Jackie Schluth filled the stat sheet in a variety of ways for the Dragons as she scored 7 points, pulled down 6 rebounds, dished out a team high 4 assists and blocked 2 shots. Junior forward Sarah Curran, who dropped 13 points on 5-9 shooting from the field, was the leading scorer for the Dragons. Junior guards Alexis Smith and Meghan Creighton were the only other Dragons to score in the double-digits as they dropped 12 and 11 points, respectively. The Dragons were also helped by a solid performance on the boards from Senior guard Carrie Alexander who led the team with nine rebounds. With their victory over Towson, the Dragons improved their record to 13-5 in the conference and clinched the No.2 seed the CAA tournament for the second year in a row. The two-seed will give the Dragons a first round bye in the CAA tournament. Drexel’s head coach Denise Dillon said last Tuesday that she likes her team’s chances to win the CAA tournament. “It’s really just finding that urgency and convincing this team that they can do it. They’ve proven they can do some great things,” coach Dillon said. The next game for the Dragons will be in the quarterfinals of the CAA tournament in Marlboro, Maryland at 5 p.m. March 10. Their opponent has not yet been determined. The Dragons will be entering the CAA tournament on a two game winning streak. Before their victory over Towson on Wednesday, the Dragons overcame a 13 point first-quarter deficit to College of William & Mary and earned a 69-53 victory at home day on Senior Day, which was Feb. 28. After opening the game with a 5-0 lead, the Dragons surrendered a 17-0 run to the William & Mary Tribe. The Tribe were able to make their lead as large as 13 points as they were ahead of Drexel 20-7 with just 1:38 remaining in the first-quarter. It was at that point that the Dragons began to go on a run of their own. Led by Schluth and junior guard Jessica Pellechio, the Dragons went on a 9-0 from the 1:38 mark in the first-quarter to the 8:40 mark in the second quarter to make the score 20-16 in favor of the Tribe. Drexel outscored William & Mary 18-10 in the second quarter and trailed by just one point at halftime. In the third quarter, senior guard Rachel Pearson hit two three-pointers for the Dragons, which helped give Drexel a 44-42 lead over William & Mary as the game headed into its final period. Drexel outscored William & Mary 25-10 in the final quarter and finished the game with a 69-53 victory. Pellechio erupted offensively in the fourth quarter as she scored 13 points on four of five shooting from the field for the Dragons. She finished the game with team highs in points, 21, and assist, five. In her final home game of a 6-year career with the Dragons, Schluth scored 12 points and had teams highs in rebound and blocks with seven and five respectively. Her five blocks tied a personal high for both this season and for her career. Curran was the only other Dragon to score in the double-digits. Curran contributed in various facets of the game as she dropped 17 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists. Pearson, who struggled with her shot early, ended her final home game with eight points, seven rebounds and three assists. Senior guard Carrie Alexander played just five minutes, but managed to score two points for the Dragons. “What Jackie Schluth, a grad student, and Carrie Alexander and Rachel Pearson have done, both on and off the court for this program, is tremendous. They’re great representatives of our program,” coach Dillon said.
Mar. 13, 2015
Women’s basketball gears up for a long tournament run
In the wise words of the Drexel University women’s basketball head coach Denise Dillon, “If you feel that you’ve accomplished what you’ve set out for this season, then you’re not going to get past Friday.”
Mar. 6, 2015
M. bball fall in first round of CAA tournament
Drexel guard Freddie Wilson holds the ball against Southern Mississippi on Nov. 30. (Ken Chaney – The Triangle)BALTIMORE, MD — It was ugly, and it was exhausting.
May. 9, 2014
Softball team ends year with brutal road losses
Drexel’s softball team had its season all but finished when it hit the road for three in Hempstead, N.Y., to face Hofstra University. The Dragons were in the midst of a six-game skid that had eliminated them from playoff contention in the Colonial Athletic Association. As they were set to face the Pride, the only thing they had left to play for was their own.
May. 2, 2014
W. lacrosse misses CAA tourney
It was a bittersweet final game for the Drexel women’s lacrosse team: Sweet because the team honored Amanda Norcini and Kelly Palace on Senior Day, but bitter because it turned out to be their final game as Drexel Dragons.
Nov. 21, 2013
M. soccer wins first CAA tourney
The Drexel men’s soccer team won its first-ever Colonial Athletic Association Championship title against The College of William & Mary Nov. 16. Drexel defender Jameson Detweiler scored the only goal of the game.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.
Nov. 14, 2013
Huskies bump Dragon field hockey from CAAs
Senior back Kristen Focht scored the second goal of her collegiate career Oct. 4 during Drexel’s 6-1 victory over Dartmouth College at Vidas Field.The Drexel field hockey team saw its season come to an end Nov. 8 against Northeastern University in the semifinal round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. After an exciting season, the second-seeded Dragons took on the third-seeded Huskies and fell by a score of 2-0.
Nov. 8, 2013
Men’s soccer wins second consecutive CAA title
Senior Mark Donohue protects the ball during Drexel’s 1-1 draw against Hofstra University Oct. 30. The forward has two goals in 17 appearances so far this season.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.
Nov. 6, 2013
F. hockey grabs No. 2 seed in CAA
Sophomore Lauren Hibshman approaches the ball during a game at Vidas Field. The midfielder has seven assists while starting all 19 games for the Dragons this season.The Drexel field hockey team found itself in a familiar position Nov. 3. After a tough loss Nov. 1 to their archrival, the University of Delaware, the Dragons needed to bounce back and get a win.
Aug. 9, 2013
Women’s lacrosse names Rudloff new head coach
They still have nearly six months until they don their game jerseys again and zip the ball through the air, but the Drexel women’s lacrosse team is excited — very excited — for the 2014 season. Last week’s big announcement that Hannah Rudloff would be the Dragons’ next head coach contributes to a greater anticipation.