Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/18
From Press Release
Drexel scored the final three goals of the game to pull out a thrilling 16-14 win at Fairfield today in men’s lacrosse action.
The Dragons (5-6, 1-2) led by four goals on two occasions before the Stags scored five straight goals in the fourth quarter to take the lead. Robert Frazee tied it with 4:11 to go and Reid Bowering scored what proved to be the game-winner with just under three minutes to go to give the Dragons their first CAA win of the season. Fairfield fell to 1-2 in the league and 4-9 overall.
With the Dragons down a goal with six minutes and Fairfield on the man-up, Drexel was able to kill the penalty and set up its offense. Matt Varian found Frazee, who rifled a left-handed rocket from the right side past Fairfield’s Sean McKee (Penn Charter) to even the game at 14-14.
Drexel got the ball back after another face-off win by Jimmeh Koita and at the 2:59 got the lead back. Bowering used one of his favorite moves to get to the top of the cage, where he went one-on-one with McKee and scored his third goal of the day. Drexel added an insurance goal when Nick Fox (Ridley) set up Cam Harris right in front. Harris spun and fired a shot into the right side of the net, putting the Dragons ahead, 16-14 with less than 90 ticks remaining on the clock.
Koita had a huge game for Drexel. The sophomore won a career-high 25 face offs and finished the day 25-for-32 on draws. He dominated the game, picking up a career-high 18 ground balls. Varian finished the contest with a goal and five assists. It was the third time this season he has had six or more points in a game.
Bowering added two assists to go with his hat trick for five points and Will Manganiello (Penncrest) scored two goals. Fox set a personal high with three assists in the game. Chre Teitelbaum made five saves in goal for Drexel. The Dragons were victorious despite committing 18 turnovers in the game.
Drew Murray (Penn Charter) had two assists for the Stags.