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Collegiate men: Drexel edges previously-unbeaten Lafayette, 12-11

Monday, 29th March 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/29/10
From Press Releases

Adam Dennis scored the game-winning goal with just 15 seconds to play as No. 12 Drexel defeated No. 8 Lafayette, 12-11, in Easton Sunday in men’s non-conference lacrosse.

The Dragons (7-2) recorded their second win against a top 10 team this year and handed the Leopards (6-1) their first loss of the season.

Drexel led by four at 11-7 entering the final 15 minutes, but the Leopards’ potent offense started to heat up. Steve Serling scored three straight goals, one in the early stages of the quarter, one halfway through the period and the last which tied the game at the 3:02 mark.

Two minutes later, the Dragons forced a turnover, but gave it right back as Colin Serling picked off a pass and dodged his way in front of the net and tied the game at 11-11. On the ensuing face-off, Drexel’s Ryan West won the draw and the Dragons called time to set up their offense.

The Dragons maintained possession, worked the ball around and came away with the win when Dennis banked one off the pipe and into the cage for his third goal of the game.

Mark Manos picked up his seventh win of the season, recording 15 saves in the process. Robert Church, Kevin Stockel and Scott Perri each recorded a pair of goals to go along with Dennis’ hat trick. Perri also had a pair of assists and now has 30 points on the season. Ryan West won 12 of his 22 face-off attempts and had a team-best eight ground balls.

Lafayette entered the game as one of three unbeaten Division I men’s lacrosse teams (North Carolina and Virginia are the others). The Leopards had four goals from both Colin and Steve Serling. Vinny DePasquale picked up 11 saves.



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