Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/13/10
From Press Releases and Staff Reports
The Drexel men’s lacrosse team, fresh off an upset of No. 3 Notre Dame, aims for its fifth straight win today when it hosts St. John’s at 1 p.m.
Drexel (4-1) defeated Notre Dame on Tuesday at Vidas Field, 7-6, in overtime. Robert Church scored the game-winner with just 22 seconds left in the first overtime period. Drexel tied the game with 2:09 to play in regulation on a Kevin Stockel goal. Mark Manos (Salesianum, DE) made 17 saves as the Dragons defeated a top-five opponent for the first time ever at home.
The win is sure to vault the Dragons into the USILA Top 20; their only defeat was to No. 1 Virginia, 11-8, in a very competitive game. But Drexel cannot overlook the Red Storm (2-1), a young squad that has a number of Philly underclassmen and a key senior from Philly.
St. John’s dropped its first game of the year to No. 14 Georgetown last Saturday, 9-6. Senior co-captain Tom Manes (Archbishop Ryan) has one goal and five assists. Freshman attackman Jarrett Carr (Hatboro-Horsham) and sophomore attackman Charlie Holenstein (Downingtown West) have been playing regularly as reserves. Carr has one goal. Freshman attackman Tyler Novotny (Spring-Ford) has appeared in one game.
The Dragons defense is allowing less than seven goals per game through five games. Manos has a .659 save percentage. Offensively, Scott Perri has a team-high 10 goals. Stockel has nine goals, including seven in the last two games. Perri and Colin Ambler are tied for the team lead with seven assists.