No. 13 Drexel Pulls Senior Day Upset of No. 9 UMass

Philadelphia Scott Perri scored four goals and Adam Dennis added three goals and four points as the Dragons defeated No. 9 UMass on Senior Day at Vidas Field, 12-6. It was the fourth win for the Dragons against a top 10 team this season. With the win, Drexel secured the third seed in the upcoming CAA Tournament and will travel to arch-rival Delaware on Wednesday.

Drexel (10-4, 3-2 CAA) fell behind early as the Minutemen (8-5, 2-3) scored the first three goals of the game. The Dragons answered with the next seven goals to take control of the game. Perri and Andrew Collins found the back of the net in the first quarter and the Dragons tied it when Dennis set up Kevin Stockel in the first minute of the second quarter. Perri put the Dragons up for good at the 10:23 mark.

Drexel's lead increased a few minute later in what turned out to be one of the biggest turns in the game, Drexel's Frank Tufano was slashed, but retained possession and scored a goal to give the Dragons the lead. On the ensuing man-up, Robert Church set up Brendan Glynn to put Drexel up 6-3. Stockel scored his second of the half to make it 7-3. UMass wasn't able to get any closer the rest of the way. The teams traded goals at the end of the quarter and went to intermission at 8-4.

Mark Manos made 13 saves for the Dragons, including 10 in the second half, as the Dragons won their 10th game for the third time in the last four seasons. Tim McCormick had 12 saves for the Minutemen.

The CAA Tournament begins on Wednesday night. The time has not been announced yet for the Drexel-Delaware game. UMass will be the fourth seed in the tournament and will face Towson, who is the top seed.

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first 6:30 of the game, No. 9 UMass allowed No. 13 Drexel to go on a 7-0 run as the Dragons captured a 12-6 win on a hot Saturday afternoon at Vidas Field. The Minutemen (8-5, 2-3 CAA) will be the fourth seed in the CAA Lacrosse Tournament and play at No. 1 seed Towson next Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. The game will be carried live on WRNX 100.9 FM.

The Dragons (10-4, 3-2) compiled an 11-2 run bridging from the mid-first quarter through the early fourth quarter to build a lead as large as 11-5 with 11 minutes left in the fourth. Drexel will be the No. 3 seed and play at No. 2 seed Delaware on Wednesday night.

Scott Perri had four goals for Drexel, and Kevin Stockel added a pair of tallies for the Dragons.

Will Manny had his 13th multi-point game in as many games during his freshman campaign with a goal and two assists - all in the game's first 6:23. Ryan Liebel had two goals for UMass. Anthony Biscardi had a goal and an assist. UMass' other goals came from Will Jeffery and Ryan Hantverk.

Drexel's 7-0 scoring run over 17 minutes put the Dragons up 7-3 with six minutes left in the first half. The Minutemen stopped the bleeding as Jeffery scored his first of the season on a long-pole dodge. But the Dragons own long-stick scored as Dana Wilber made it 8-4 Drexel at halftime.

UMass jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a trio of goals in just over a three-minute span as Manny, Biscardi and Liebel each scored with 8:37 left in the first quarter. Manny was part of the scoring on all three goals, assisting the second and third goals of the game.

Again, UMass will play at Towson on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., in the CAA Tournament Semifinals. The game will be carried on WRNX 100.9 FM.

2010-05-01



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