Coming off a tough loss to No. 7 Maryland on the road and a heartbreaking tie to the Old Dominion Monarchs in double overtime, the men’s soccer team (4-2-1, 0-0-1) looks to rebound in CAA competition against the Drexel Dragons this Wednesday in Philadelphia, Pa.

Freshman goalie Sean Cote continued his great rookie campaign for the Patriots with a career-high 11 saves against the Monarchs, leading to a tie.

Coach Andrulis would like to see the same effort that he saw out of Cote in goal against ODU, when they visit the Dragons. This past week, freshmen forward Wesley Sever was named by College Soccer News’ list of the top 100 freshmen.

Sever, a Florida native, was the Florida 2A State Player of the Year and won three state championships. He was also part of the U-18 National Team Camp in 2009.

The Drexel Dragons (4-2-1, 1-0-1) limp into the contest as they continue a three game losing streak. With close losses to Florida Gulf Coast and William & Mary as well as a heartbreaker, two overtime loss to Bucknell, the Dragons are looking to get back on track with a conference win at home. Senior midfielder Anthony Bafile returns after suffering a season-ending injury in 2009. Bafile led the Dragons in goals and assists in 2007 and 2008 and was named to the Second Team All-CAA in his sophomore season. Junior Andrew Goldberg and freshmen midfielder Ken Tribbett complement Bafile as scorers for the Dragons offense.

The Patriots and Dragons have always been competitive; however, the Patriots have won the past two meetings. With a strong performance from Cote and a balanced attack offensively from Victor Freeman, Taylor Morgan and Wesley Sever, the Patriots should pull out a 2-0 victory on the road.