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Drexel Tops Men's Soccer

Article Written by Travis Lawson
Published: September 28, 2012

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team fell to Drexel, 3-0, Friday evening from Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field.  With the loss, the Tribe falls to 2-6-2 on the year and 0-1-1 in CAA play, while the Dragons improve to 6-2-1 overall and 2-0 in league action.  Due to thunderstorms in the region, Friday night's match was delayed one hour and 25 minutes, finally getting underway at 8:25 p.m.

After a back and forth opening 30 minutes, Drexel got on the scoreboard when sophomore Guido Pena connected on a free-kick goal in the 31st minute.  For the half, the Green and Gold generated two shots with one coming on frame, while sophomore keeper Bennett Jones ended the half with one save.

Drexel pushed its advantage to 2-0 after tallying another free-kick score in the 55th minute.  This time, sophomore John Grosh connected on goal from 22-yards away.   Attempting to close the gap, the Tribe generated a quality look in the 79th minute.  On a counter attack, junior Chris Perez raced over mid-field and slipped a pass to freshman Jackson Eskay, who was occupying the middle.  Eskay then sent a beautiful through ball to the right-side of the 18, finding classmate Ryan Flesch, who flipped a shot over Drexel's sliding keeper, but missed just wide right of goal.  Late in the contest, the Dragons connected on the night's third goal.

For the match, W&M outshot Drexel, 18-12, and owned the edge in shots on goal, 6-4.  The Tribe also held the advantage in corner kicks, 6-5.

W&M returns to the pitch on Wednesday, Oct. 3, as it host UNCW in a contest slated to get underway at 7 p.m.

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