|Philadelphia – Andrew Chapman scored four goals and handed out two assists as Drexel defeated Lafayette, 9-6, in a men’s lacrosse game at Vidas Field. The Dragons (5-3) trailed early in the fourth quarter but scored five of the final six goals of the game to defeat the Leopards (1-7).|
Lafayette broke a 4-4 tie when Steve Serling scored his second of three goals on the day to make it 5-4 with 12:31 left in the game. Less than a minute later, Drexel evened the score when Greg Dougherty scored at the 11:42 mark. Dougherty then set up the go-ahead goal as Chapman put the Dragons up for good at the 9:08 mark. Chapman would score again less than a minute later to make it 7-5. Serling answered for the Leopards, but the Dragons put the game away with two goals late. Chapman set up Colin Ambler with just 2:35 left and Chapman added an insurance goal 18 seconds later.
George Lamb opened the game’s scoring when Chapman set him up with 4:49 to play in the first period. It would be Drexel’s only goal until the closing seconds of the half. Lafayette answered with three straight goals in the second period to take a 3-1 lead. Trevor Ortolano, Mike Meirowitz and Porter Curran each scored for the Leopards. With just two second remaining in the half, Ron Garling cut the lead to 3-2 on an unassisted goal.
The Dragons won 15 of the 16 face offs in the contest. Mike Filippone was a perfece 6-for-6 on draws, while freshman Zak Fisher was 9-for-10. Fisher also had eight ground balls, most of them coming directly off face- offs he won. Drexel outshot the Leopards, 50-19. Jeff Canfield kept Lafayette in the game with 17 saves, eight of them coming in the third period when Drexel fired 18 shots.
Drexel will play next at VMI on Tuesday afternoon before opening Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday at Sacred Heart.