The women's lacrosse team has already surpassed their conference win total for the 2003 season. The team achieved their first ever conference win April 11 as they dominated Old Dominion 18-7. Wins are hard to come by in the Colonial Athletic Association, which has four teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation.
In what would be best described with the sports cliche "heartbreaker", the Drexel Men's lacrosse team lost a hotly-contested game to the Hofstra Pride, 8-7. Senior midfielder Joe Fiore scored three goals in the final home game of his career, and almost single-handedly kept this game close.
The Drexel (13-18-2, 3-2-0 in Colonial Athletic Association games) softball team won the rubber match of a three-game series against North Carolina-Wilmington (16-27-0, 2-5-0 CAA) 1-0 April 11 on a Debbie Botke single in the bottom of the eighth inning at Drexel Field. Due to blustery winds and intermittent rain, both teams wasted early opportunities to take the lead.
Citizens Bank Park has opened, finally, and will be the future site of all things positive and negative in the Philadelphia baseball world. The Phils have significantly escalated their payroll, and thus, their expectations. This season's payroll is around $93 million, good for the fifth highest in all of baseball and double what it had been in 2001. This season should be fun for a fan base that has been deprived too long, but Citizens Bank Park has merely added to the swirling clouds of coporate presence that are suffocating professional sports.
The women's crew team dominated during three races against Fairfield on the Schuylkill River April 17. The team raced to first place in all three events.
The 2003-04 season has caved in on the 76ers. The weight of the omnipresent controversy that seems to follow Allen Iverson like some foul odor simply has become too heavy for the organization to bear. That weight is greatly compounded by what was essentially Glenn Robinson's decision that it is no longer necessary for him to play defense.
The first round series between New Jersey and Philadelphia is shaping up to be as entertaining as we all thought it would. The Flyers completely dominated the opening two games, which is understandable when a team plays in front of their home crowd. Although they took the first two games, the Flyers fell in game three out in the Meadowlands. Hopefully they will be able to gain the upper hand in the pivotal game four.