Perri Leads Dragons Past Towson, 13-9, on Senior Day at Vidas

Philadelphia – Scott Perri scored five goals and handed out two assists as Drexel stayed alive in its quest for a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament with a 13-9 victory over Towson. The Dragons broke open a close game with six third quarter goals and improved to 7-6 overall and 3-3 in the CAA.

Towson controlled the play in the first quarter, outshooting the Dragons, 18-4, in the first 15 minutes, but led just 2-1. Mark Manos kept the Dragons in the game, making seven saves in the early going. Perri scored on the man-up just 1:34 into the game, but that was all the scoring the Dragons had in the first. Pat Britton scored a goal in the fourth minute of the game and added another with :57 seconds to play in the quarter to put the Tigers ahead.

The Dragons tied it up when Robert Church scored on the man-up early in the second quarter. Brendan Glynn and Perri gave Drexel a two-goal lead, but that was short lived as Matt Lamon cut the lead to one and after a Drexel penalty, Michael Brashears took a pass from Sean Maguire to beat Manos and even the score. Kyle Bergman set up Brendan Glynn with 1:19 to play in the first half as the Dragons went ahead 5-4 at intermission. That goal started a 6-0 Drexel run which gave the Dragons a 10-4 lead. Robert Church started the second half with a goal 1:30 into the third quarter and less than a minute later Perri scored on an unassisted goal. Perri then set up Craig Owen on the extra man at the 11:49 mark to increase the lead to four goals. Glynn and Aaron Prosser also scored before Towson's Dan Kramer broke the drought. Perri scored his fourth goal of the game less than two minutes later to increase the Dragons lead to 11-5.

The teams exchanged goals early in the fourth quarter as the Dragons kept a comfortable lead for most of the fourth quarter. The Tigers did scored a pair of goals to make it interesting at 12-8. Maguire and Brashears were Towson's scorers, but Perri set up Chris Farquahar at the two-minute mark giving Drexel a 13-8 lead.

Perri had another huge offensive game for the Dragons and now has 35 goals and 60 points on the season. His 60 points are the most for a Drexel player since Erik Fink has 63 points in 1993. Glynn scored three times, while Church had a pair of goals and assists. Kyle Bergman handed out three assists.

Manos made 16 saves in goal for the Dragons. Drexel finished 4-for-5 on the extra man. The Tigers outshot Drexel, 43-36, and won 15 of the 25 face-offs. The game marked the final home appearance for Perri, Dan Layfield, David Sleeper and John Ciavarelli.

The Dragons close the regular season on Saturday at St. John's in a non-conference contest.

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