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PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel women's lacrosse team jumped all over visiting UMBC early and held on late as the Dragons snapped a three-game losing skid with a 9-8 victory over the Retrievers. The Dragons led 4-0 before letting UMBC get on the board, then endured a 22:55 scoring drought as the Retrievers evened things up. Drexel never trailed in the game.<br />
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Kelly Palace scored three goals to lead the Dragons (3-3), including two in the final 12:35 of play to provide the eventual game-winners. Emily Duffey added two scores. Teresha Bradley stopped nine Retriever shots, including several from point blank range. It was her second-highest save total of the young season.<br />
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Drexel controlled play, winning 16 of the game's 19 draw controls. Milan White, who took the draws for the Dragons, came up with five herself, as did Amanda Norcini. Nevertheless, 15 Drexel turnovers kept the Retrievers in the contest.<br />
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The Dragons wasted little time jumping on top in their first home game in 10 days. Joelle Hartke got the scoring started less than two minutes into the action. That was followed 1:58 later by Palace's first goal, a man-up score after UMBC's Jackie Benson had drawn her first of two yellow cards on the afternoon. Alissa Watts roped in her fourth goal of the season exactly a minute later, giving the Dragons a 3-0 lead just 4:45 into the game.<br />
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Drexel would make it 4-0 at the 14:48 mark when Emily Duffey notched the first of two goals for her on Saturday, taking a feed from Hartke behind the net and nudging past a defender before scoring.<br />
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That would be the end of the Drexel offensive production for nearly 23 minutes of game play. UMBC finally got on the board in the 25 th minute of play, adding a second with less than a minute remaining in the first half to slash Drexel's lead in half.<br />
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Despite the Dragons' continued dominance of the draw controls in the second half, UMBC managed to force Drexel mistakes and square the game at four goals apiece less than 2:30 into the second h
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PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel women's lacrosse team jumped all over visiting UMBC early and held on late as the Dragons snapped a three-game losing skid with a 9-8 victory over the Retrievers. The Dragons led 4-0 before letting UMBC get on the board, then endured a 22:55 scoring drought as the Retrievers evened things up. Drexel never trailed in the game.

Kelly Palace scored three goals to lead the Dragons (3-3), including two in the final 12:35 of play to provide the eventual...
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