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The Drexel Dragons are the 13th DI program in the 2023 schedule breakdown series. The Dragons are coming off a 2022 season in which they went 6-8 overall and 2-3 in CAA play. The Dragons’ season ended in the first round of the CAA Tournament with a loss to Delaware.
Drexel’s 2023 schedule features a 13-game slate with seven games coming at home and five being tru road games. The Dragons will have a pair of neutral site games in the Philly 4 Classic event. Drexel opens the season on February 18th against UMBC and opens league play a month later on March 18th against Towson
Dragons’ 2023 Schedule
|3/8||Drexel||Vilanova||Philly 4 Classic|
|3/11||Drexel||Saint Joseph’s||Philly 4 Classic|
Hampton, Monmouth, Sacred Heart, Stony Brook
LIU, Marquette, Robert Morris, UMass
2/18 vs UMBC: Drexel opens up its 2023 campaign at home against the UMBC Retrievers, whom the Dragons lost to 12-8 on the road to start last season. UMBC outscored Drexel 7-5 in the second half to secure the win. With both sides returning a good amount of talent from last season, expect another good one between these two.
3/11 vs Saint Joseph’s: In its second game as part of the Philly 4 Classic, the Drexel Dragons will be taking on crosstown foe Saint Joseph’s at Villanova. The Hawks had just two losses last season and one came against Drexel as the Dragons came back from a 7-2 deficit in the first quarter and earned the 18-17 victory. Drexel will be looking to knock off what many see as arguably the best mid-major in college lacrosse once again.
3/18 @ Towson: Drexel begins CAA play on the road against the Towson Tigers. Last season, Drexel fell three times overall and twice in conference play by one goal. One of those losses came against the Tigers in a 13-12 defeat in a game that saw things all knotted up seven times. Once again, this could be a very important CAA game with big postseason implications.
4/22 @ Delaware: That second one-goal league loss Drexel suffered last season came at the hands of the Delaware Blue Hens, who eventually made their way to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Drexel fell 16-15 against the Blue Hens in a high scoring affair that never saw the Dragons lead. However, they did tie things up at 15 with just over a minute left. Delaware’s Mike Robinson put in the game-winner with 10 seconds left. Delaware later ended Drexel’s season in the CAA semifinals. This could very well be another playoff preview.