April 23, 2011

Perri Paces Drexel to Triumph of Towson

from press release

PHILADELPHIA – Senior attackman Scott Perri (Smithtown West H.S./Smithtown, N.Y.) scored five goals and added two assists to lead Drexel University (7-6, 3-3) to its second win in the last three games, a 13-9 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Towson University (2-10, 0-5) at the Dragons' Vidas Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Perri scored three of his five goals in the second half as Drexel broke open a close game by scoring six goals in the third quarter en route to the victory.

After Perri gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the first quarter, the Tigers took a 2-1 lead on back-to-back goals by senior midfielder Pat Britton (Seneca Valley H.S./Germantown, Md.).

But, Drexel responded by scoring three straight goals to start the second quarter for a 4-2 advantage with 5:37 remaining.

Junior attackman Matt Lamon (St. Mary's H.S./Annapolis, Md.) and junior midfielder Michael Brashears (Calvert Hall College H.S./Timonium, Md.) tied the game at 4-4 by scoring a pair of goals in a 59-second span before sophomore attackman Brendan Glynn (St. Joseph's Prep/Villanova, Pa.) regained the Dragons' advantage by scoring with 1:19 remaining in the first half.

Led by a goal and an assist from sophomore attackman Robert Church (Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada), the Dragons opened the second half by scoring five straight goals to take a commanding 10-4 lead with 8:43 left in the period. With 8:06 left, sophomore attackman Dan Kramer (Rocky Point H.S./Rocky Point, N.Y.) ended the Dragons' run by scoring off an assist from freshman midfielder Andrew Hodgson (West Islip H.S./West Islip, N.Y.), trimming the deficit to 10-5.

After the teams traded goals twice, Brashears scored his second goal of the game on an extra-man tally off an assist from senior midfielder Peter Mezzanotte (West Islip H.S./West Islip, N.Y.) with 2:16 remaining, but the Dragons answered just 16 seconds later when junior midfielder Chris Farquhar (West Potomac H.S./Alexandria, Va.) scored for a 13-8 Drexel lead.
Senior attackman Tim Flynn (Barnstable H.S./Cotuit, Mass.) ended the scoring with 1:08 remaining when he scored the first goal of his college career off a feed from junior attackman Stephen Norris (Leonardtown H.S./Compton, Md.).

While Perri led the Dragons with his seven-point performance, Glynn added three goals for the Dragons. Junior goalkeeper Mark Manos (Salesianum H.S./West Chester, Pa.) made 16 saves, including 10 in the first half, as Towson outshot Drexel by a 43-36 margin.

Britton and Brashears each scored twice to lead the Tigers in a losing effort while Hodgson had three assists.

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