Drexel Defeats St. John's for Fifth Straight Win

Trailing just 4-2 heading into the second period, St. John's continued to dominate possession when freshman Jarrett Carr made a run from behind the net and put it past the goalkeeper. The Red Storm capitalized on the momentum and Holenstein tied the game just a minute later as Mitchell assisted on the goal at the 10:20 mark.

The Dragons were able to find the goal once more in the first half as Adam Dennis scored the eventual game-winner and made the halftime margin 5-4.

As conditions worsened in the second half, both teams struggled to control the ball, combining for 13 turnovers in the third quarter. St. John's was only able to put two shots on goal in the period and Drexel extended its lead to 6-4.

“We got down early, but I was happy with the way that we battled back in the first half,” said head coach Jason Miller. “Unfortunately, we let the third quarter get away from us again. We've struggled with that this year and we have to find a way to continue playing well in that period.”

Drexel pulled away for good in the fourth quarter, scoring five unanswered goals on 13 shots, bringing the final margin to 11-4.

Holenstein, who was playing just miles away from his hometown of Downingtown, Pa., had a big day offensively scoring two points for the first time in his career. His assist is a career first and his goal marks his first of the season.

While St. John's held the edge on faceoffs (11-19), clear percentage (.786) and ground balls (29), Drexel was able to do damage by taking ten more shots and putting 20 of them on goal.

The Red Storm wraps up its four-game road trip by traveling to regional rival No. 15/18 Stony Brook on Tuesday night. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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2010-03-13



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