Vmi vs. Drexel
March 27, 2007
The Game Story:
LEXINGTON, Va. -- 11 different players' netted goals for Drexel University on Tuesday afternoon as the Dragons knocked off the Keydets 14-6 on a muggy day at Foster Stadium. Drexel (6-3) used a six-goal second period to build a sizable heading into the break, and four more strikes in the third period sealed the Dragons' second consecutive victory of the season.

Colin Ambler, Andrew Chapman and Jon Van Houten each scored twice to lead the Dragons, while VMI's Kevin Hill and Tim Moran led all scorers with two goals and two assists apiece.

Drexel jumped out on top of the Keydets just under three minutes into the contest as Mike Filippone beat VMI goalie Sean McCoy for the first score of the game. Five minutes later, Greg Dougherty put the Dragons up by two as he connected on an unassisted strike.

After three-straight Drexel scores opened the second period, VMI was able to get on the scoreboard as freshman Brett Leonard finished a Moran feed for his tenth goal of the season. The Dragons, however, would respond with three more scores in the next few minutes give themselves an 8-1 lead heading into intermission.

Drexel was right back at it in the third period as they connected on four straight goals in the opening 10 minutes to build a comfortable cushion. VMI's Moran was able to halt the Dragon's run as he put home back-to-back goals in the ensuing minutes of action.

The Keydets were able to keep their offensive momentum going in the final frame, outscoring Drexel by a 4-2 mark. Freshman Hayden Cox scored his third of the season while Hill connected on a pair of shots to round out the scoring.

Both goalies stayed busy throughout today's contest. Drexel's Bruce Bickford recorded 11 saves to pick up his sixth victory of the season, while VMI's Sean McCoy stopped 10 Drexel shots in 60 minutes of action.

The Dragons out shot the Keydets in the game, 43-30, while VMI held the advantage in ground balls (48-30). Drexel, who ranks second in the nation in face-off percentage, also won 13-24 attempts on the day. VMI's Lowell Patterson was responsible for all 11 of VMI's wins at the X.

Today's contest marked the end of a three-game home stand for the Keydets, as the team hits the road for a weekend conference match up with Canisius College (2-3, 2-0 MAAC) on Saturday, March 31 in Buffalo, N.Y. Meanwhile, Drexel opens up Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play as they travel to Fairfield, Conn. to battle Sacred Heart, also on Saturday.