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Drexel Holds off Leopards

Oct. 17, 2013

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Box Score

 Scoring Summary
 Player  Assist Time
 DU - Pachuilo  Unassisted  38:52
 Player Mins GA S
 LC - Deutsch (4-9) 70:00 1 3
 DU - Gunter (10-4) 70:00 0 4

Philadelphia, Pa. – No. 20 Drexel found the back of the net early in the second half and were able to hold on to beat the Leopards, 1-0, on Thursday night. Lafayette moved to 4-9 overall, while Drexel improved to 10-4.

"The team played with great energy and presence against a top 20 Drexel squad." Coach Jennifer Stone said. "We will use this strong performance as we continue with league play on Saturday."

The Leopards came out fast, as Kelsey Gula fired a shot on frame just 49 seconds into the game. Lafayette earned a penalty corner in the 21st minute, but a shot from Jenna Seybert was blocked by the Drexel defense. The Maroon and White earned a second corner in the final minute of the opening half, but the Drexel defense was there again to block Brittany Blass.

The Dragons opened the scoring just three minutes into the second half. Drexel’s Chloe Pachuilo collected a rebound off a penalty corner and slotted it past Jessica Deutsch into the goal to give the Dragons the 1-0 lead.

In the 48th minute the Leopards earned another penalty corner, Hannah Millen’s shot was blocked in front, but Lafayette was awarded a second penalty corner. On the ensuing penalty corner, Blass fired a shot that was stopped by Drexel goalie, Jantien Gunter. With 56 minutes gone, Kristin Heaney broke through the Drexel defense and ripped a shot that was turned away by Gunter.

The Maroon and White threatened again in the 63rd minute on another penalty corner. Kelsey Mead sent the corner to Millen whose shot was stopped once again by Gunter. A minute later Amanda Magadan cleared a ball off the line, followed by a pair of saves in the 68th minute by Deutsch to keep the Leopards within a goal, but the Leopards were unable to find the back of the cage and Drexel held on to win, 1-0.

Deutsch made three saves in the loss, while Gunter turned away four shots to earn the win. The Dragons outshot the Leopards, 10-7, but Lafayette held a 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.

The Leopards return to action on Saturday at noon when they host Patriot League foe Holy Cross for Senior Day.