Philadelphia - No. 18 Drexel Field Hockey scored two second-half goals, but was unable to outlast Delaware, 4-2, under the lights at Buckley Field. Drexel outshot the Blue Hens, 16-10, while both teams shared seven penalty corners each. The loss dropped the Dragons to 11-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play. Delaware is now 2-3 in the league.
In the seventh minute of the opening half, junior Lindsay McArdle intercepted Delaware's pass in the middle of the field and broke out towards the attacking circle. McArdle made a diving attempt sending the ball towards the goal, but the Blue Hen's goalkeeper Sarah Scher slid out to block the incoming shot keeping the game tied, 0-0. The game continued with back and fourth play as neither team was able to put points on the board.
New York, N.Y. – Junior Lindsay McArdle's first-half goal fueled No. 15 Drexel Field Hockey past Columbia, 1-0, in the team's fourth straight away game. The Dragons earned their fifth shutout of the season improving to 11-5 overall and 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Columbia dropped to 8-5 overall.
With just over eight minutes into the opening half, McArdle put the Dragons ahead by one, 1-0. Danielle Grassi played the ball towards McArdle who deflected the incoming pass into the right side of the cage past Columbia's Christie O'Hara. Drexel maintained the 1-0 lead for the remainder of the game. Junior Elise DiDonato added five shots on goal in the win.
Norfolk, Va. – The visiting No. 18 Drexel Field Hockey fell to the league's top-ranked team No. 10 Old Dominion, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons held the Monarchs to a scoreless second half, but were unable to overcome an early two-goal deficit. The Dragons drew four corners to Old Dominion's three in the final 35 minutes of play. Drexel is 3-1 in the CAA and 10-4 overall, while the Monarchs improved to 5-0 in conference play.
Kimberly Oakes and Maartje vanRijswijk gave Old Dominion a two-goal cushion in the opening 11 minutes of the game. At 15:01, junior Lindsay McArdle fired the ball into the right side of the cage to bring the score within one-goal, 2-1. In the 21st minute, sophomore goalkeeper Jantien Gunter turned away an incoming shot. The Monarch's Christy Longacre redirected the rebounded ball off the pads of Gunter to retake a two-goal lead, 3-1.
Williamsburg, Va. – No. 18 Drexel Field Hockey scored four unanswered goals to defeat No. 21 William and Mary, 4-3, on the road. Senior Amanda Fleischut tied the game in the beginning of the second half before scoring the game-winning goal in the 56th minute of play. The Dragons improved to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
The Tribe gained momentum off of the opening whistle. Opposing attacker Christine Johnson moved into Drexel's 25 hitting a long ball from outside the circle that was tipped into the goal by Brittany Hopkins before reaching sophomore goalkeeper Jantien Gunter. With 23:37 into the half, Hopkins scored again to give William and Mary a 2-0 lead. Minutes later, Gunter saved Tribe's Pip Saunders shot, but couldn't clear the ball out of the circle as Taylor Hodge fired the rebound back into the right side of the cage.
hiladelphia – No. 20 Drexel Field Hockey defeated No. 15 New Hampshire, 3-2, in overtime at Buckley Field on Alumni Day. Senior captain Amanda Fleischut led the attack with an assist and two goals including the game-winner in the 79th minute of play. The Dragons held an 18-13 advantage in shots, while the Wildcats earned 13 penalty corners to Drexel's 11. The win improves the team to 9-3 overall and 5-0 at home.
Drexel opened the game with intensity drawing three offensive penalty corners in just eight minutes of play. At 26:51, sophomore back Rebecca Werner carried the ball off of the corner formation slipping the ball to her left to Fleischut. Fleischut flicked the incoming pass over opposing goalkeeper Carlie Tarbell's left blocker to give the Dragons an early 1-0 lead.
Towson, Md. – No. 20 Drexel Field Hockey topped Towson, 3-1, in its seventh road game of the season. The Dragons earned three goals in the first half and maintained the lead throughout the remainder of the contest. Together, the team drew 12 penalty corners and outshot the Tigers, 18-8. Drexel will enter Sunday's game against No. 15 New Hampshire 8-3 overall and 2-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Drexel's entire team contributed to the win with action from all eligible players. The starting line-up set the tone in the opening half. With just 10 minutes off the clock, freshman forward Mary Lynam scored her fourth goal of the season to give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.
Philadelphia – Drexel University's field hockey team handed Virginia Commonwealth its first loss of the season, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Buckley Field. Junior forward Elise DiDonato scored the game-winning goal in the opening minutes of the second half to secure the win for Drexel. The Dragons recorded their second-straight win improving to 7-3 overall. The Rams dropped to 7-1.
In the 42nd minute of the game, DiDonato regained possession off of her blocked shot and chipped the loose ball over the left shoulder of opposing goalkeeper Megan Botteri. The Dragons led by one for the remainder for the contest.
Philadelphia - The Drexel field hockey team scored two second-half goals to edge James Madison, 2-1, at Buckley Field in its first Colonial Athletic Association game of the season. Sophomore Christina Conrad scored the game-winning goal with just under seven minutes remaining in the second half. Drexel outshot the Dukes, 11-7, and drew 12 penalty corners to James Madison's five. The win improved the Dragons to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
The Dukes were able to put points on the board first after their second-straight corner attempt. At 9:13 in the first half, James Madison's Saskia Chelmowski shot the ball from the top of the circle just under Jantien Gunter's blockers into the left side of the cage.
Philadelphia, Pa. – No. 15 Drexel Field Hockey picked up its third loss of the season after dropping a 5-1 decision to Temple. The Owls held a slim advantage in shots, 16-14, and tallied three penalty corners to Drexel's one. The Dragons are 5-3 overall.
The Temple Owls earned an early goal with just 1:50 into first half. Temple's Alyssa Delp took the first shot of the game that was stopped by Drexel's Jantien Gunter. Delp regained possession following the save and scored off her second attempt to give the Owls a one-goal lead. With six minutes off the clock, Danielle Grassi looked to tie up the score for Drexel until opposing goalkeeper Lizzy Millen turned away both of her shots.
EASTON, Pa. - The Drexel field hockey team could not overcome a two-goal deficit in the second half of Friday's visit to Lafayette, as they fell for a second-consecutive game, 2-1 to the Leopards. Drexel (5-2) got a goal from freshman Mary Lynam, but it was not enough to overcome two scores off penalty corners for Lafayette.
Brittany Blass scored both goals for the Leopards. Drexel goalkeeper Jantien Gunter had four saves, and the Drexel defense stopped the Leopards on six of their eight penalty corners, but could not generate enough offense of their own to overcome the two tallies.