By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After winning in its first-ever NCAA Tournament game last weekend, the Drexel Dragons men’s lacrosse team is now getting ready for the quarterfinals. On Sunday they will play the University of Denver down in Newark, Delaware, with a berth in the Final Four at stake.
13-4 Drexel beat neighborhood rival Penn in the first round, 16-11, at Franklin Field. The key stretch in this one came at the end of the first half when the Dragons scored three goals in eleven seconds, two coming courtesy of junior Nick Saputo. That explosion turned a 6-4 deficit into a 7-6 halftime lead. Drexel would never trail again. It was an impressive and historic win, but head coach Brian Voelker says now they have to move on.
“Now the challenge is a really talented (Denver) team,” Voelker tells KYW Newsradio. “Hopefully, maybe it wont take three goals in eleven seconds to get us going again. We have to work hard, we have to prepare for what Denver’s going to do, we have to prepare for what we’re going to do for them.”
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