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PHILADELPHIA – The No. 16 Drexel field hockey team fell to Rutgers, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons outshot the Scarlet Knights, 17-4, and drew 12 penalty corners to Rutgers' two. The squad is now 8-3 overall and 4-1 at home.<br />
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The Dragons tested Rutgers' defense early collecting seven offensive penalty corners in the opening 10 minutes of play. Drexel controlled momentum in the attacking end tallying seven shots, however, were unable to find the back of the cage throughout the remainder of the first half. The Dragons outshot the Scarlet Knights, 7-0.<br />
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In the opening four minutes of the second half, Rutgers' Danielle Freshnock recovered a long pass and dribbled inside Drexel's circle. Junior goalkeeper Jantien Gunter charged towards the incoming Scarlet Knight and slid out to make a stack save. Freshnock took an early shot sending the ball underneath her pads into the back right of the cage. Rutgers earned a 1-0 lead after 37 minutes of scoreless play.<br />
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With 13 minutes remaining in the contest, Drexel played with 11 field players to generate more pressure on offense. Gunter entered back into the game with eight minutes to left in the contest. Despite the Dragons three consecutive corners in the final minute of play, the squad finished one-point shy to the visiting Scarlet Knights.<br />
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The Dragons will open up Colonial Athletic Association play next weekend on the road. The squad will visit Northeastern on Friday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. before traveling to Hofstra on October 13. Sunday's contest is set for 1:00 p.m. in Hempstead, N.Y.
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PHILADELPHIA – The No. 16 Drexel field hockey team fell to Rutgers, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. The Dragons outshot the Scarlet Knights, 17-4, and drew 12 penalty corners to Rutgers' two. The squad is now 8-3 overall and 4-1 at home.

The Dragons tested Rutgers' defense early collecting seven offensive penalty corners in the opening 10 minutes of play. Drexel controlled momentum in the attacking end tallying seven shots, however, were unable to find the back of the cage...
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