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The Drexel Dragons are the 10th DI program and second in the CAA to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Dragons are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 10-3 (6-2 CAA), won their conference tournament, and saw their season end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 10-8 loss against Notre Dame.
Dragons’ 2022 Schedule:
|2/5||Drexel||Cornell, Monmouth, Stony Brook||Scrimmage|
UAlbany, Marquette, UMBC, Penn, Saint Joseph’s, Villanova
2/12 @ Penn: The Dragons open the season on the road against Philadelphia foe Penn. It will be the first record-counting meeting between the two since Drexel handed the Quakers a 16-11 loss in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, and just the two squads’ third record-counting since 2008. This contest could be an early-season measuring stick game with Penn expected to be a pretty solid Ivy League team after a year off, and Drexel coming off a CAA title with much of their roster returning.
3/8 vs Saint Joseph’s: Drexel holds a commanding 17-2 series lead in the all-time series against Saint Joseph’s. However, the Hawks’ two victories over the Dragons have come in the past three meetings between these programs, which have been decided by and average of 1.6 goals. Drexel won their 2019 meeting 10-7 while Saint Joseph’s 10-9 in both 2018 and 2020. Another tight contests between these crosstown foes could come to fruition this spring.
4/2 vs Towson: The Dragons open up CAA play against a team in which they have had an interesting history with as of late: Towson. Drexel fell to the Tigers in both the regular season and CAA title game in 2019 before facing them twice during the regular season in 2021, winning 12-10 in their season-opener against the Tigers to snap an eight-game losing streak against them before taking them down, 12-11, in their regular-season finale.
4/29 @ UMass: Last spring, Drexel only fell twice during the regular season and one of those losses came against the UMass Minutemen, who defeated the Dragons, 13-7, in late March. The two would face each other twice more during the 2021 season, including in the CAA semifinals, and it was the Dragons who came out on top in both meetings. Their regular-season meeting this spring comes during the last week of the regular season and could have postseason implications as the two are expected to be amongst the cream of the crop in a conference in which craziness seems to be the norm year in and year out.