Lafayette vs. Drexel
April 27, 2002
|The Game Story:|
|EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Drexel scored three goals
in the final five minutes, including the game-winning tally by Pat
Friel with 49 seconds left in the game, to hold off Lafayette 10-9
in men's lacrosse action on Saturday at Rappolt Field.
Lafayette led early, scoring the only goal in a defensive first quarter. Ryan Campanelli connected for an unassisted score at 9:23 in the first.
Thirty-eight seconds into the second quarter Drexel tied the game 1-1 on a Mark Williamson goal. D.J. Kreuger, David Crean and Tyler Mullin then rattled off three goals for Lafayette in the final 4:27 of the half to give Lafayette a 4-1 lead at the intermission.
Drexel (8-5) opened with six unanswered goals in the second half beginning with an unassisted score by Pat Friel at 9:12 and ending with a Williamson tally with 58 seconds left in the half. Williamson and Sean Moloney each netted two goals in the Drexel rally and Friel and Metz contributed a goal apiece to give Drexel a 7-4 lead.
Lafayette responded with two goals in the final 33 seconds of the third quarter. Ted Blackburn scored at with 33 second remaining and assisted on Mullin's goal with eight second left to cut the Drexel lead to 8-7.
Lafayette took the advantage in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. Kyle McClure scored on a Drew Weisman pass at 8:35 and Lennon registered an unassisted goal at 6:19 to give Lafayette a 9-8 lead.
It was all Friel from then on out for Drexel. Friel scored the game-tying and go-ahead goal at 4:09 and 1:49 to give Drexel a 9-8 lead.
With 1:07 remaining, Lennon reeled in a pass from Mullin to tie the game 9-9, but Friel struck again just 18 seconds later for the game-winning goal.
Kevin DeVito stopped 15 shots in 60 minutes in goal for Lafayette. Jordie Olivella finished with 14 saves for Drexel.