Drexel vs. Lafayette
March 21, 2009
The Game Story:
Philadelphia, Pa. – Drexel scored three-straight goals in the third quarter to break a 6-6 tie and defeated Lafayette, 11-9, at Vidas Field. Joe Wojciechowski scored what proved to be the game winner just 31 seconds after Lafayette evened the score for the first time in the game. With the win the Dragons improved to 3-4, while the Leopards dropped to 2-5.

Wojciechowski gave the Dragons the lead and the momentum back with a nifty drive towards the goal from the side of the cage. He beat Lafayette goalkeeper Jeff Canfield to put Drexel up 7-6. Less than two minutes later, Greg Casey fed Brian Neary, who fired a shot past the keeper to make it 8-6. Kevin Stockel added another goal in the final two minutes of the third before Lafayette’s Tom Perini got the Leopards back on the board with just four seconds remaining in the third period.

The teams alternated goals twice in the final period. Lafayette cut the lead to 11-9 with 2:43 to play, but was unable to get any closer as the Dragons’ offense held the ball for a little more than a minute before losing possession. Drexel goalkeeper Mark Manos made five of his 14 saves in the final quarter to help preserve the win.

The Dragons opened up a 4-0 lead and held the Leopards off the board until the early stages of the second quarter. Ron Garling opened the scoring for the Dragons a little more than halfway through the opening period. Colin Ambler added a pair of goals and assisted on Kevin Stockel’s goal with just under two minutes left in the opening period.

Ambler led the offensive attack with three goals and two assists. Garling and Stockel each had a pair of goals for the Dragons and Casey added two assists. Perini had four goals for the Leopards. Stefan Bauer had two assists and three points. Canfield turned aside 10 shots for Lafayette.

Drexel returns to the field on Tuesday night. The Dragons travel west to face Denver in a non-conference game. Drexel returns home on Saturday to begin its Colonial Athletic Association schedule against Towson.