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Drexel Women's Soccer Blanks Towson, 4-0

Philadelphia- The Drexel women's soccer team continued its record setting start to the season by defeating Towson, 4-0, at Vidas Field on Sunday afternoon. Four different players scored as the Dragons improved to 7-1-2 on the season and 1-0-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play. Drexel is now unbeaten in its last nine matches with seven wins and a pair of ties.

Drexel Women's Soccer Blanks Towson, 4-0

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Philadelphia- The Drexel women's soccer team continued its record setting start to the season by defeating Towson, 4-0, at Vidas Field on Sunday afternoon. Four different players scored as the Dragons improved to 7-1-2 on the season and 1-0-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play. Drexel is now unbeaten in its last nine matches with seven wins and a pair of ties.

After a scoreless first half, the Dragons scored four goals in the second half and earn their first conference win of the season. Melissa Chapman got the first goal of the game in the 54th minute. Drexel had a corner kick and Courtney Wylie delivered a perfect pass to Chapman, who headed it past Towson (0-9-1, 0-2 CAA) keeper Erin Quinn. It was the second straight game that Chapman scored a goal on a header off a corner kick.

Drexel's offense took control after Chapman's The Dragons then scored three goals in a span of less than nine minutes down the stretch. Alex Vazquez sent a nice ball long to Caitlin Gottier, who went in alone on the right side to give the Dragons a two-goal cushion. Just 37 seconds later, Vazquez got a goal of her own when she picked up a rebound off a defender and fired a shot into the goal.

Drexel capped the scoring with just six minutes remaining in the match. Jess Sarkisian and Juliana Speroni converted a give and goal with Sarkisian picking up the goal with a shot into the lower left corner of the net, making it a 4-0 game.

The Dragons had a few chances but were unable to get on the board in the first half. They outshot the Tigers, 12-4, in the half. Towson had three of its four shots in one flurry, but two were blocked and the other went wide.

Eve Badana faced just two shots on goal, and saved them both, as she picked up her fifth shutout of the season. It was the sixth time in 10 matches that the Dragons held their opponents without a goal. Quinn made 10 saves in a losing cause for the Tigers. Drexel's offense fired 25 shots on goal in the match, while Towson was able to muster just eight shots.

The Dragons are now 3-0-1 at home this season and haven't lost at Vidas Field since Oct. 30, 2010. Last year Drexel was 5-0-3 on its home field. Drexel is back in action this weekend, when it makes its first conference trip of the year. The Dragons face UNCW on Friday night and play at Georgia State on Sunday afternoon.
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