Drexel vs. Saint Joseph's
April 6, 2002
The Game Story:
Philadelphia, Pa. (April 6, 2002)- Mark Williamson (Corning, N.Y./Corning East) had four goals, including two in the final quarter as Drexel held off Saint Joseph?s, 11-8. Williamson, who also handed out three assists, broke a 7-7 tie with his third goal of the game with just over 10 minutes remaining to give the Dragons the lead for good.

Alex Heidenberger scored the first of his six goals at the 8:40 mark of the first quarter to give the Hawks the early lead. Drexel freshman Jarett Mizzi (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park) tied the game at one before Williamson set up both Sean Moloney (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) and Joe Fiore (St. James, N.Y./Smithtown) to give the Dragons a 3-1 lead after the first quarter.

The Dragons went to the half with a 5-4 lead, but Heidenberger tied the game in the early stages of the third period at 5-5. The teams? alternated scoring the next four goals, but Williamson and Maloney scored late in the fourth quarter to give Drexel a two-goal cushion at 9-7. Brian Madeira (Wyncote, Pa/LaSalle) set up Williamson?s goal after intercepting a clearing pass. After Heidenberger?s sixth goal cut the lead to 9-8, Jason Kilpatrick and Williamson each found the back of the net for Drexel to make the final score 11-8.

Maloney finished the game with three goals for Drexel. Pat Friel (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) handed out a pair of assists as the Dragons won their second-straight game. Chris Spay had a pair of goals for Saint Joseph?s, while Ed Walsh contributed two assists.

Senior Jordie Olivella (Canandaigua, N.Y./Penn Yan) made six saves for Drexel after entering the game at the start of the second quarter. Will Melton (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) started and made two saves while allowing just one goal. Nick Leopard had nine saves in a losing cause for the Hawks.