Know Your Enemy - St. John's

Know Your Enemy - St. John's




The Dragons advance to 2-4 overall and 2-0 in March after beating a struggling but talented Bryant team

at home.  Ryan Belka grabbed CAA player of the week honors scoring 4 and assisting twice against

Bryant.  That’s the kind of performance we like to see from the senior captain.  Congrats, Ryan.  Cole

Shafer continues to dazzle with a nifty behind the back goal in that game.  Jules is starting to catch his

stride.  It’s great to see guys like Frazee, Pynn, and Michael Kay contribute.  We’ll need them guys to

help come CAA time.  And finally it was great to see Frankie “fourth quarter” Fusco step up big with a

man-goal in the fourth.    

The Dragons hop on the bus and travel to Queens, New York to take on the St. John’s Johnnies (red

storm) this Saturday 3/14 at 1pm.  St. John’s is another team that’s had a tough start and at 1-5 they

have a similar look to Bryant and to us.  Their most recent games were against a top 10 ranked Yale

team that they took to overtime before losing 11-10 and Syracuse that they lost to 14-6.

Look for St. John’s to come out fired up.  This is a home game for them that they no doubt see as

winnable after the last two.  Most of their offense runs through a few usual suspects on attack.  Their

leading scorer who has 16 goals and 10 assists is Jr. attackman Eric DeJohn #8.  Stefan Diachenko #42

(sweet name bro) has dropped in 11 this season and has two assists.  Their other attackman #3 has 7

goals.  They’ve struggled at that face off winning just 42% of the time so far this season.  Like us they

seem to be figuring out their goal tender.  They have two that have split games and average .512 save

percentage.  There isn’t much else we can tell you about this St. John’s group other than to reiterate

that they are low on wins and are desperate to get one especially at home.  As Mike Avato reminds us,

“now you know and knowing is half the battle.”

For those that can’t make the game we realized after sending out the second email that there will in fact

be a live stream and you can find it online at espn3  For the New York contingent

of Dragon faithful, head to St. John’s at 1pm and help make it feel like a home game for the boys in blue!  

For those that have donated there will be long sleeve t’s in the parking lot for you.  Let’s go Drexel!