PHILADELPHIA - Drexel hit the back of the net three times (11', 52', 79') to defeat the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad, 3-0, in Philadelphia Soccer Six action Tuesday evening on Sweeney Field. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 4-9-1 (0-2-0 Soccer Six) while the Dragons even out at 5-5-2 (1-0-0 Soccer Six).
Prior to the start of the match, Saint Joseph's honored its six seniors - defender Mike Fornaro, forward John Fritz, forward Leon Maric, midfielder Matt Mullock, midfielder Dontrim Namani, and forward Jarod Ramses - for their commitment and dedication to the program.
All five of SJU's available seniors saw time, as Fornaro (73 minutes), Maric (79 minutes), Namani (59 minutes), and Ramses (27 minutes) earned starts and Fritz saw 11 minutes off the bench.
"Year by year, we're starting to see quality people come in on and off the field," said 10th-year head coach Don D'Ambra following the match. "They're guys that work really hard on the field and guys that care about the team and the culture. We have a positive culture within our program, and this class had a lot to do with laying the groundwork with that. They're all high-character men that are going to be successful in their careers. They love playing, they love training, and they all contributed in their own ways. It's another good group of guys that we're really proud of, and we wish them much success. We love them."
Behind the Stats
• Maric and sophomore midfielder Garrett Lyons took a team-high four shots apiece.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Joseph Boehm (4-9-1, 0-2-0 Soccer Six) made four saves in the full 90:00.
• Junior midfielder Alvin Dahn and freshman defender Michael Mullins were credited with team saves in the 49th and 59th minutes, respectively.
• Freshman midfielder Alex Hood made his collegiate debut, checking in in the 81st minute for nine total minutes.
Saint Joseph's returns to Atlantic 10 action this Saturday, October 19 at Fordham. Kickoff at Jack Coffey Field in the Bronx is set for 7:00 p.m.