Philadelphia – The Drexel field hockey team played through heavy rainfall and topped Towson, 4-1, at Buckley Field on Alumni Day. The Dragons outshot the Tigers, 16-11, and tallied four penalty corners to Towson's two. Freshman Christina Conrad recorded a new season and career high with two goals against the Tigers. The win moved Drexel to 8-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The squad is now 6-0 on the Dragons' home turf.
At 8:46 into the opening half, freshman Christina Conrad deflected the ball in the air pass Towson's Christina Siwiec following a reverse chip shot from teammate Elise DiDonato. Conrad's goal gave Drexel an early lead, 1-0. The Tigers continued to put pressure on Drexel and earned a penalty corner with over 22 minutes remaining in the first. Towson's Ashley Rivera rebounded teammate Kim Schnell's corner shot and put the ball past Drexel's Kim Chiarelli to tie the game, 1-1. Senior Sofia Sanguinetti looked to have scored a goal, but it was called back by the officials. Conrad helped the Dragons regain the lead, 2-1, just before halftime.
Towson's Jamie Salvador looked to create momentum for the Tigers at the start of the second half, but her shot sailed wide. At 5:43, senior Ashley Santee fired up the Dragons with a goal from Christina Conrad's pass. Just over 10 minutes later, junior standout Amanda Fleischut connected with teammate Elizabeth Koch and rocketed the ball into the back of the cage. Drexel held onto the three-goal lead, 4-1, until time expired.
Senior goalkeeper Kim Chiarelli made two stops for the Dragons. She now has 21 saves on the season.
The Drexel women's field hockey team takes on No.11 California on Sunday at Buckley Field.