Saint Joseph's Falls in Cross-City Battle with Drexel

PHILADELPHIA The Hawks and Dragons battled through 60 minutes of a blustery snow storm on Tuesday evening in a cross-city men's lacrosse rivalry game between Saint Joseph's and Drexel. The Dragons took a 9-1 run into the third period and although the Hawks would chip away, Saint Joseph's would eventually fall, 14-10, to Drexel on Sweeney Field.

Redshirt junior attackman Ryan McGee (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) scored two goals on three total shots, added two assists, and recorded three ground balls for the Crimson and Gray while freshman attackman Mike Rastivo (Choate Rosemary Hall) (2G, 1A) and senior midfielder Johnny Simanski (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola Blakefield) (2G) also registered multi-goal performances.

Junior goalkeeper Dustin Keen (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) (6-3) made a career-high 16 saves in net in a full-game effort.

Saint Joseph's returns to action next Tueday, April 1 when the Hawks host Northeast Conference opponent Mount St. Mary's at 7:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field. The meeting will stand as SJU's first NEC home game of the season; the Hawks are currently 2-0 in the league, winning road games over Wagner and Robert Morris.


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