Drexel Uses Eight-Goal Run to Down Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. (3/3/12) Colgate was tied 4-4 with Drexel at halftime, but the Dragons opened the final 30 minutes with eight-straight goals to defeat the Raiders, 12-6, on Saturday at Tyler's Field.

Colgate (0-4) got two goals apiece from Courtney Miller and Alison Flood, while Monica White and Rachel Siciliano each had a goal as well. For Siciliano, it was her first collegiate point. Christina Roa got the start and made six saves and was replaced by Jennie Berglin late in the second half.

Drexel (3-2) was led by Charlotte Wood and Lindsey Kovar. The pair combined for 11 points. Wood had a game-high five goals, while Kovar posted three goals and three helpers in the win. Amanda Santandrea earned the win in net with four saves.

The Raiders got off to great start with the first two goals of the first half. Flood opened up the scoring with a free-position goal coming 2:11 into the game. After Flood's goal, the teams didn't score for over 10 minutes and then White made it 2-0 with a goal and the assist to Amanda O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan attacked the offensive fan and had the ball knocked out of her stick and White caught it in midair and fired it into the net.

Drexel cut the lead to 2-1 with its first goal coming from Kovar with 14:03 remaining in the half. Miller answered with her first of two in the half to push the advantage to 3-1 with 11:54 left. The Dragons came back with two-straight over the next two minutes with Kovar scoring her second and Wood added her first of five on the day. The Raiders went back on top at 4-3 with a free-position goal from Miller and then Wood closed out the half to tie the game at 4-4 with the assist to Kovar, who finished the half with four points.

The second half was all Drexel as the Dragons opened up a 12-4 lead with eight-straight goals in 25 minutes. Wood led the way with a natural hat trick in the middle of the half. Kelli Joran, Amanda Norcini, Alyse Maide and Kristin Kopenhaver all scored in the second half for the visitors.

The Raiders got a couple back late in the half as Siciliano and Flood scored free-position goals to close out the scoring at 12-6. The Raiders were outshot by a 24-16 margin. Each team struggled to clear the ball as they both had six failed clears. Colgate won more ground balls with 20 to Drexel's 15. The Raiders hurt themselves with 34 fouls on the day.

Colgate will be back at Tyler's Field for a midweek matchup with upstate rival Cornell on March 7 for a 4:00 p.m. start.

Notes: Miller scored for the 15th-straight game, dating back to last season ... Siciliano became the fourth rookie to score a point this season ... the six goals for the Raiders was a season low ... Colgate scored four free-position goals, which was a season high ... only won yellow card was given out and it came at the end of the second half, so only a few seconds of player-up opportunities ... Flood has four goals in her last two games and has scored a goal in all four games this year ... White has four goals on the year and has scored in the last three games.


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