Drew Retains Madison Cup, Wins Opener at FDU

MADISON, N.J. (February 27, 2013) Drew defeated cross-street rival Fairleigh Dickinson (0-1) this evening, 15-11 at Shields Field. Drew (1-0) has now captured five of the last six match-ups and own a 17-13 advantage in the all-time series.

Sophomore Patrick Lamon (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) and Steve Gentile (Franklin Lakes, N.J./Indian Hills) each netted career-highs with four goals each. Senior Scott Humphreys (Newark, Del./Sanford School) totaled four points, including a career-best three assists.

After playing to a 6-6 tie at the half, the Ranger attack exploded for five third-period goals take an 11-7 lead into the final quarter. Drew tacked on four more scores in the fourth period and opened up its largest lead of the game on the first career goal by Braden Demmerly (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) with 11:05 remaining in the game. With the game already in hand, the Devils scored the final three goals of the contest.

Making his first start in cage for the Rangers, senior Andrew Goldberg (Randolph, N.J./Newark Academy) made four saves and only allowed two second half goals. Junior Brian Jordan (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) was the Rangers best face-off man, winning 12 of 24 attempts on the night. Jordan also caused two turnovers and picked up four ground balls.

Gentile put together his first five-point game of his career and also scooped up a team-high five ground balls. The Rangers converted on all three of their extra-man opportunities, with Lamon registering two and Gentile tallying the other.

The Rangers will open up their home schedule this Saturday with a non-conference tilt against St. Mary's (Md.). Game time is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. in Ranger Stadium.


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