BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols 04.20.14

This week’s Bears Lax Trax Facts goes conference by conference to both recap the games and cover how the outcomes affected the upcoming conference tournaments. Conference tournaments are an important prologue to the NCAA tournament as tournament winners are automatically qualified for the NCAA tournament regardless of their regular season records. This year the NCAA has expanded the tournament field to 18 teams—10 automatic qualifiers (AQs) and 8 at large slots.

BEARS vs. BEARS

Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) faced Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) in the week’s only Bears vs. Bears contest. For Georgetown a win was absolutely necessary to keep their post-season hopes alive while Marquette was seeking to lock up their spot in the Big East tournament field. Marquette pulled out the 11-10 victory in overtime. The Golden Eagles were down 10-7 with less than 12 minutes left in the contest, but scored the final 3 goals of the game to force overtime. Marquette won the faceoff to start overtime and maintained possession until they scored the winner 54 seconds into overtime.

ACC: April 25 and 27 at PPL Park in Philadelphia

Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) and Notre Dame played the final ACC regular season game on Saturday. Maryland pulled away in the fourth quarter to earn a 12-8 win and the top seed in the ACC tournament. Maryland will play Notre Dame again in the tournament semi-finals on Friday. Duke plays Syracuse in the other semi-final game. The winners will meet on Sunday for the ACC title which, for the first time, includes an AQ slot into the tournament.

UVA (Mike Rhoads ’13) and North Carolina face each other in a PRI padding exhibition game on the Saturday between the ACC tournament semi-finals and finals.

Currently, most prognosticators have all six ACC teams making the field. If that is how things work out, that leaves a mere 3 at-large slots for the rest of D-I which significantly raises the stakes in all of the other conference tournaments. Of the six ACC teams, Notre Dame is regarded as the team with the greatest need of a win this weekend.

Atlantic Sun: May 1 and 3 site based on seeding

Furman (Connor Lynch ’13) lost to Mercer, one of the top teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference, 9-8. The game was tight throughout, with neither team ever having more than a one goal edge. Mercer netted the winner with 53 seconds left on the clock and held on for the win.

Richmond’s 13-12 win over Jacksonville on Sunday puts Furman in the position of having to beat Jacksonville and hope for a Richmond loss to VMI so that the tie breaker advantage that the Paladins have over the Spiders comes into play.

Big East: May 1 and 3 at Villanova

Coming into the weekend, Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) and Villanova had clinched spots in the four team tournament with Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09), Rutgers, St. John’s and Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) all still in the mix for the two remaining slots

Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) stayed undefeated in the Big East with a win over Providence this week. Harrison had two shots in the game. Denver faces Marquette in another Bears vs. Bears game this coming week. The winner of that game locks up the #1 seed for the conference tournament.

In this week’s only Bears vs. Bears game, Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) downed Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) 11-10 (see our Bears vs. Bears report, above). Marquette’s win over Georgetown moved the Golden Eagles into the tournament field and eliminated Georgetown from the field.

Either Rutgers or St. John’s will get the fourth seed for the Big East tournament. Rutgers needs a win over Georgetown in order to take advantage of their tie break over St. John’s. St John’s has completed Big East play already. If Georgetown beats Rutgers, St. John’s gets the #4 seed in the Big East tournament.

Colonial Athletic Conference: April 30 and May 3 at the higher seed’s field

Three of the four seeds are set already for the CAA tournament. Hofstra, Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) and Towson are in, but yet to be seeded.  The fourth slot will be decided based on who wins the upcoming U Mass vs. Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) game. Penn State was locked out of the race by the conference commissioners due to their upcoming move to Big 10 next year.

Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) downed Towson 13-7 this week with Hank scoring his first goal of the season.

Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) fell to Penn State 10-6.

ECAC—May 1 and 3 at Ohio State

The NCAA granted the ECAC an AQ slot despite having only 5 teams. For the past several years the conference has fielded the requisite six teams. The field is set for the ECAC tournament, but not the seeds. Air Force, Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11), Fairfield could be seeded 1, 2 or 3 and Michigan is locked in at the 4 seed.

Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11) beat Air Force 8-6 and the Buckeyes now stand as the only team in the ECAC that is undefeated in conference play. The win gives them a head-to-head tie breaker advantage

Ivy League—May 2 and 4 at the #1 seed site

Coming into this weekend, there were five teams competing for four slots and pretty much any combination of four from Harvard, Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13), Yale, Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) and Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) was possible.

Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) downed Brown 14-9 to get back in the win column after 3 straight losses. More importantly, the win assures the Big Red a spot in the Ivy League tournament and keeps their hopes alive for a #1 seeding. Joe had a goal, a ground ball and two caused turnovers while Marshall chipped in 4 ground balls.

Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) downed Dartmouth 9-3. The Quaker’s fourth Ivy League win locks them into the tournament.

Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) fell to Harvard to end hopes of making the Ivy League tournament. Despite the loss and missing the Ivy League tournament, some prognosticators have Princeton in the NCAA field with an at-large slot. In the game against Harvard, Justin Murphy was 8 for 19 at the faceoff X and had 4 ground balls. Jack Strabo was credited with a caused turnover while brother Mark had 2 ground balls.

Patriot League: April 22, 25 and 27

The nine-team Patriot League is putting on a six team tournament. Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) plays Lehigh and Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) plays Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13)—Bears vs. Bears!—in the quarter finals with the winners going on to face #1 seed Loyola and #2 seed Army. With tournament pairings set, play in the Patriot League was more focused on building a good resume for the NCAA tournament. Forecasts for the NCAA tournament indicate while Loyola would likely get an at-large bid if they lose in the Patriot League tournament this coming week, that only the AQ path—winning the league tournament—will provide the rest of the field access to the NCAA tournament.

Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) played #X ranked Loyola, trying to pick up a signature win. Unfortunately, the Bison couldn’t decode the Loyola defense and fell 13-5. Sam had a caused turnover for Bucknell.

Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13) lost to Army 8-7. Robby had one ground ball for Colgate.

Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) played Johns Hopkins in a historic rematch of long-time rivals. The Midshipmen fell to the Blue Jays 7-6, a frustrating loss considering Navy bested Hopkins in almost every statistical category. Patrick had one assist for the Navy.

American East Conference

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) is in last place in the conference and will not make the conference tournament. This week the Catamounts lost to Hartford 11-7.

April 21 D-I Polls

USLIA Coaches Poll

Warrior Media Poll

Quint’s Top 20

Lax Power Forum Poll

Denver

3

3

5

4

Maryland

5

7

7

5

Penn

10

8

10

8

Virginia

8

10

9

9

Cornell

11

12

12

10

Drexel

17

16

14

17

Princeton

19

20

NR

V

Colgate

NR

NR

NR

V

Ohio State

V

V

16

NR

This coming week:

In addition to the ACC and Patriot League tournaments, interesting games this coming week include:

Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) plays Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) in a game that will feature 7 Bears between the two teams.

Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) plays Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) in the week’s third Bears vs. Bears match up.

D-III

We are heading into the final days of the 2014 for D-III as well and these teams are also looking to the post-season tournaments for conferences and the NCAA.

Centennial Conference: April 30 and May 3 @ Higher seed

Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) and Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) play in the tough and highly regarded Centennial Conference. The top 4 teams make the tournament. Washington College and Franklin & Marshall are set as the top seeds and Gettysburg and Dickinson are among four teams that could grab the last two slots.

This week, Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) beat Swarthmore 9-6. Austin had one shot and two ground balls for the Red Devils.

Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) fell to #6 ranked and Centennial Conference leader Washington College 13-8. Wes was 1-for-3 in faceoffs.

NESCAC: April 26, May 3 and May 4 at Higher seed

Colby College (Sam Lamson ’12) and Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) play in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, a highly competitive lacrosse league. Eight of the eleven teams in the conference make the conference tournaments. The field has been set but not all of the seeds. Colby is the #8 seed and will face #1 seed Tufts. Hamilton finished 9th in the conference and there season will not be extended.

Colby College (Sam Lamson ’12) lost to Middlebury 12-6 this week.

Although Hamilton’s (Sellers Garrett ’12) season came to an end this week, it did so on a winning note as the Continentals downed the Trinity Bantams 14-11. Sellers had two ground balls in the win.

North Coast Athletic Conference: April 23 and 26 at Higher seed

Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) plays in the tough NCAC where #4 ranked Dennison is the top seed. Ohio Wesleyan garnered the #2 seed for the conference tournament, their only conference loss coming to Dennison.

Ohio Wesleyan finished up their regular season with a win and a loss—falling to league leader Dennison 10-9 then taking a 14-6 decision over Wittenberg. In the Dennison game, OWU built a two goal lead late in the third quarter in what had been a back and forth contest that was tied at 5 at the half. Unfortunately for the Battlin’ Bishops, Dennison scored the game’s last three goals to take the win. Tommy had an assist and a ground ball in the Dennison game. Against Wittenberg, Tommy had 3 goals and an assist.

Ohio Wesleyan plays Kenyon in the semi-finals of the NCAC tournament this week.

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Gonzaga 10 Landon 9 overtime

The final score is disappointing, but looking realistically back at the last five games and the effort expended in each of these games :

• down by 4 goals to GP and coming back to go ahead, but losing in the last minutes;
• down by 5 goals to DM and scoring 3 goals in the last minute and a half to win;
• beating a Bullis team which saw a win over the Bears as making their season;
• in a tough back-and-forth game, beating Gilman;

was extraordinary. The five games were played in 11 days. It was a loss to a very good Gonzaga and should not have been entirely unexpected in light of the above review.

Hopefully the pain and anger seen in the eyes of the 41 boys and the coaches as they walked off the field will translate to a new level of fire to drive the Bears through the seven remaining games.

 

GO BEARS!!!

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Gonzaga lacrosse 10 Landon 9 in overtime

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BearSportsNews 4.20.2014

Hope that your family is having a happy and holy Easter or Passover!

Lots of great news from Landon athletes in multiple sports and levels. Thanks for the information from all contributors.

 

Bears Golf

From Coach Duquette:

The Landon Golfers win a big Tournament today at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course against the Best Teams in Washington and Baltimore

Cavalier Cup

United States Naval Academy Golf Course Par 71. The Bears total score 230, tying with Spaulding but wins on 4th man tie breaker. The Bear scores:

 Cavalier Cup

Landon:                               

Egloff                   73   Medalist    

Bubes        76

Blasey       81

Katz            83

Morgan’s score of 73 would have beaten 69 of the 80 college golfers that competed from the same tees today on the same course just hours earlier. The universities: Penn, Naval Academy, Delaware, Lafayette, Colgate, Drexel, Lehigh, Cornell, Emory, LIU Brooklyn, St. Joseph’s, Rhode Island, Siena, Saint Francis, and Towson.

INCREDIBLY IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE!!

Bears Tennis

Landon tennis is having great success again this year as the returning IAC Co Champions. They are with 5-1 a recent First Place finish in the prestigious Woodberry Forest tournament. More details on that successful two day event soon.

 

Bears Rugby

Landon v. Good Counsel

By Alexander Ashy ‘15

 

The Bears fought though a tough match against a bigger and deeper Good Counsel.

Starting in the first quarter, Sam Jones kicked off and the rumble began. Jules Desroches and Neema Chinian were in the front lines, taking hits in the scrums. Once the ball was turned over, the forwards took the ball into the ruck, gaining yard after yard with the efforts of Ed Wolins, Jake Wright, and others. The ball was then given to the backs and tossed down the line in an attempt to gain yardage. Most times, the ball was able to get out to Justin Cort, Brian Gelb, and Julius Kindfuller, who were able to then run down the field with the ball.

A few hard hits gave possession over to the Falcons, and despite the tackling efforts of our team, their huge forwards were able to break our lines and score the first try of the game. Their conversion brought the score to 0-7. Another few hard drives from Good Counsel brought us to our try zone, but Ed Wolins was able to get under the ball and prevent the try. Down, but certainly not out, we did what we knew best.

Running down the field, Zach Zulauf and Ashton Duplessie made great tackles, pushing the ball up the field. Jake Harris then got the ball and tore through the Falcon forwards, gaining yardage for the Bears. Alex Ashy hooked and threw the ball to Sam and Ashton, continuing our offense. Then, we seized our chance to give the ball to the backs.

The ball was thrown down the line with multiple calls of “HANDS!!” and arrived at Julius Kindfuller, who was able to bob and weave (I saw that spin move) through the Good Counsel defense and dive to the try line, putting up points on the board for the Landon squad. At the half, the score was 5-7, and Manager Justin Kim made sure all the water bottles were filled for the players, aided by Jonathan Hsieh and Faraz Ghorbanpour.

The third kickoff had the Bears rushing down the field and, despite our best efforts, we began losing ground. Conor Price and Blake Dannenbaum did their best to push through the offense with every counter-tackle. On two separate occasions, Hal Pence and Wesley Pan were able to boot the ball out of the danger zone and into a more playable area. Jimmy Killen aided the forwards, attempting to stop any forward push from Good Counsel. The forwards tried to come together to stop the ceaseless G-balls, but eventually fell under the weight of the 300-lb Falcon players.

Into the second half, Jacques Rebibo found himself in a few scrums, hooking the ball with ease to Sam Jones. With an abundance of speed, Jonathan Hsieh did his best to help support the defense against the onslaught of Good Counsel players. Jantay Abdychev was prepared for any breakaways, tackling anyone who reached him. Throughout the game, we gave it our all, but the size of the Falcon forwards were too much for us.

Bear Rugby at College

Jack Sears and his Colby Rugby mates reached the finals of the Beast of the East Tournament last weekend in Portsmouth, RI.  After pool play, the team earned a spot in the finals with a 17-12 victory over NESCAC rival Bates in a semifinal thriller.  Babson bested Colby in the Plate final.  Maine States is in two weeks.

 

BearLaxTraxFax

In addition to John Nichols’ weekly review, here is a link to a wonderful review of the legacy of George Boiardi, L’00. http://ezramagazine.cornell.edu/Update/March14/EU.Boiardi.10.years.html

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LANDON LACROSSE 10 GILMAN 8

Gilman, IL’s #15 ranked team nationally and riding a four game winning streak, was ready. Over twenty or so years of competition, the Greyhounds knew that the game against visiting Bears would tough. And it was– with Landon taking a hard fought 10-8 victory over one of the MIAA elite programs.

The brown clad Bears arrived at Roland Park with energy and initiative– Sean O’Brien making a quick turnaround bounce shot @ 10:41. Not long thereafter, Colton Rupp made a great pass to a cutting Nate Buller for a goal @ 9:20. The ‘Hounds responded with a nice goal at 6:45. Landon tacked on another goal on another Sean question mark move and shot @ 4:33.

The home team showed their metal with goals at 3:49 and then at 1:11. It should be expected that the home team should be able to score—their offense includes big time recruits going to UNC, Notre Dame and Colgate.

The Bears’ D was resolute; Hunter Sells made many exceptional saves (9 in total) and had some help from his friends who carry long poles (Tom Evans, Landon McKenzie, Paul Padalino, Brandon Johnson, Drew Firstenberg) and all of the middies who played both ways. If one sits within 40 yards of the coaching box, you know that the Landon coaches spend much (all?) of their spare time at opponents’ games; for the moment a player from the other side touches the ball, his tendencies (all right, will come back, shooter) are communicated by Penn Leachman, Paul Padalino, Will McGettigan or Michael Cooke). Frankly the kids on the other teams must feel a bit naked as their tendencies/weaknessesare revealed.

 

END OF 1ST QUARTER BEARS 3 ‘HOUNDS 3

 

The next period was as tough in terms of hard work, but not as productive in numbers of goals. Landon added to its scoreboard with two goals, both by Sean, getting an advantage through an unmarked substitution and then coming from behind goal, @ 9:16 and 5:51

 

HALFTIME BEARS 5 ‘HOUNDS 3

 

Back and forth was the theme of the next period. Gilman tied it up with goals at 8:48 and 6:17. The Bears took the lead again with a nice look from Sam Lynch to Ryan Pride who caught the pass and buried it with a quick stick @ 4:57. The resolveof the ‘Hounds did not dissolve and the home team evened up the score at 0:59.0

 

END OF 3RD QUARTER BEARS 6 ‘HOUNDS 6

 

The brothers Buller communicate oh so well on the field; as Zac possessed the ball, Nate the younger made a nice cut betwixt the elder and the goal. The superb pass from Zac set up Nate for a sweet goal @ 11:24.

Surprise! The home team replied with an assisted goal at 10:12. 7-7

Control of the ball is incredibly important in a close game like this and every faceoff in the last quarter was won by the Bears (Sam Offutt 4/4 and Jarett Witzal 2/2) with help from wingmen (Jack Bolen, Riley McTague, Brandon and Drew).

After the tying goal Landon possessed the ball and worked it around to Zac who showed a nice goal line extended move which resulted in a score @8:38. Another win at X and the ball came to Ryan who found Riley McTague who buried it @ 8:05. 9-7

The ‘Hounds drew within a single goal with an unassisted goal at 6:56. The two goal margin was reestablished by Sam Lynch who inverted and came from behind to put another by the Gilman goalie @ 5:50. The remainder the game evidenced the same level of effort and competitiveness with both teams having opportunities. In one of the scrums to control the ball, ome of the ‘Hounds was called for a slash and the Bears ran the ball around for the remaining 0:37.

GREAT GAME!

 

FINAL SCORE BEARS 10 ‘HOUNDS 8

 

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR AWARD”

could have easily been shared by all of the Bears, but is awarded to

Sean O’Brien 4 goals

Hunter Sells 9 saves, 5 GBs and 1 shot

Sam Offutt 4/4 at X in the last quarter

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Landon Lacrosse 10 Gilman 8

Longer story later

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LANDON LACROSSE 9 BULLIS 4

These teams know each other too well. If the Bulldogs were to beat the Bears, it would make the Potomac team’s season (8-4). The home team denied the visitors, gradually building on a one goal margin and blanking their opponents while scoring four goals in the last period.

The first goal was scored by Bullis at 11:48 for their last lead of the dame. Sean O’Brien showed his shooting prowess with a turnaround shot which caught the corner @5:35. As the clock wound down, Sam Lynch ran down the alley and when he hit the 15 yard line, he nailed a goal @ 0:48.6

END OF 1ST QUARTER BEARS 2 BULLDOGS 1

Sam and Sean combined early in the second period as #10 fed #1who nailed a massive shot @ 11:27.

The visitors tied Landon with goals at 4:49 (an EMO goal) and then at 2:43.

Sean had his head up and made an exceptional cross crease pass to Colton Rupp @ 1:23 to resume the Bears’ advantage.

HALFTIME BEARS 4 BULLDOGS 3

Minutes 25-36 of the game were primarily defensive in mode. There were several occasions in which the Bullis team could have reasserted themselves but Hunter Sells denied these Bulldog opportunities.

Landon added to its advantage with a Sean to Sam goal @ 10:18; this one tested Sam’s range, hitting beyond the10 yard distance,

The Bulldogs added a goal at 6:39.

END OF 3RD QUARTER BEARS 5 BULLDOGS 4

Maybe it was Landon’s greater depth or superior coaching, but the last twelve minutes was all Bear time.

Colton bull dodged (a verb usually used for large middies or attackmen, but so appropriate here as, at least one blue pole was attempting to restrain #4) through Bulldog his defender and deposited a goal @ 9:23.

Having drawn the Bullis attention, Colton again drove to the goal and tempting a second Bulldog to charge towards him; with his head up Mr. Rupp fed through the opponents’ phalanx of sticks and found Zac Buller who quick sticked for a goal @ 6:14. Not to be outdone, the younger Buller (Nate) added another Bear goal @ 3:26. Sam Offutt contributed another tally @ 1:28 showing his athleticism by scoring as he was falling to the ground.

Landon possessed the ball for the remainder of the game, frustrating their opponents into a double foul at 0:00.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 9 BULLDOGS 4

 

Khari Baten “That’s a Bear” Award

Hunter Sells 13 saves
Riley McTague 2 CTs and 5 GBs

 

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Landon Lax 9 Bullis 4

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Bears on the Diamond by Jim Colgain

 Max Kra (2012)  Has pitched 23 innings for the Bucknell Bisons and has a 3-0 record as a starter and closer.

Jay Graham (2011) is 1-0 as a pitcher for the Dartmouth Big Green

Nick Murray (2013) is starting at second base for the Lafayette Leopards as a freshman and contributing with the glove and bat

Keegan Doan (2010) is the starting Centerfielder for the Washington and Lee Generals and leads the team in HR (7), RBI’s (25) and is near the top in almost all offensive categories

Ian Kelso (2011) is a reliever for the Washington University Bears of St. Louis

Jack Falvey (2011) is a reliever for the Amherst Lord Jeffs

Alexander Mockett (2013) is a starter for Sewanee Baseball and as a freshman lefty has already thrown 37 innings this season

Kyle Colgain (2011) is a starter and reliever for the Denison Big Red and was recently selected as conference player of the week after starting and winning two complete games last week. Picture pirated by BSN from Facebook.

KC

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BEAR LAX TRAX FAX by John Nichols

BLTF 041414D-IThis Week:•

Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) romped over Lafayette 13-1. Sam had a groundball for the Bison on senior day.

SamLSam on Senior Day 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SamBSam on Senior Day 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13) downed Holy Cross 11-9.
• Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) dropped a pair of games this week. Big Red dropped a 14-9 decision to Syracuse and then lost an overtime thriller to Hofstra 10-9. While the Big Red struggled, Joe went on a scoring binge. Joe had 4 goals against Syracuse and 2 against Hofstra while Marshall had a total of 6 ground balls this week. This year, Cornell won their first nine games scoring in double digits in each game. Over the last three games, they have suffered three losses while scoring 9 goals in each game.
• Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) lost to St. Joseph’s 12-9.
• Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) beat St. Johns 16-9. Harrison had four shots and one ground ball for the Pioneers.
• Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) downed UMass 13-9.
• Furman (Connor Lynch ’13) picked up the first win for their program, downing VMI 13-12 in double overtime. Furman scored the last two goals of regulation to extend the game, had several shots in the closing seconds of the first overtime period and then cashed in about one minute into the second overtime period.
• Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) lost to Lehigh 12-3 in a non-conference match-up.
• Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) had split results this week. The Golden Eagles fell to Notre Dame 12-7 but bounced back to beat Providence 7-6. Cullen was 1-for-3 on faceoffs in the Providence game. Against Providence, Marquette was up 7-3 in the third quarter but gave up 3 straight goals and had to force a stalemate over the last 7 minutes of the game to walk away with the win.
• Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) faced Johns Hopkins in a historic rivalry game. The Blue Jays got the win over the Terrapins, 11-6.
• Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) lost to Army 14-7 in one of the great rivalries that spans all sports.
• Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) beat Harvard 8-7 to drop Harvard back into a tie for first in the Ivy League with Cornell.
• Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) picked up a pair of wins this week, first downing a tough Lehigh team 10-9 in double overtime, then picking up an Ivy League win over Dartmouth 13-10. In the Lehigh game, the Tigers extended the game by scoring with a mere 2 seconds left in regulation. Jack had two caused turnovers in the game and brother Mark had two ground balls. Princeton got Justin Murphy back at the X for the Dartmouth game and saw immediate improvement in the face off game. Justin was 16-for-26 on faceoffs with four ground balls and one goal.
• UVA (Mike Rhoads ’13) lost to Duke (again) 17-15.
• Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) lost to Binghamton 9-6.

April 14 D-I Polls USLIA Coaches Poll Warrior Media Poll Quint’s Top 20 Lax Power Forum Poll
Maryland 5 7 9 6
Denver 3 3 5 4
Cornell 12t 12 13 11
Virginia 9 10 7 9
Penn 10 9 10 10
Princeton 14 14 14 14
Drexel 18t V 15 20
Colgate NR 18 NR V
Ohio State NR NR 17 V
Marquette NR NR NR NR
Bucknell NR NR NR NR
Delaware NR NR NR NR
Navy NR NR NR NR
V: received votes
NR: not ranked
This coming week:
• This week’s Bears vs. Bears game features Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) vs. Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09).
• Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) plays Harvard in a game that Princeton needs to win to improve their chances of making the Ivy League tournament.

D-III
Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) and Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) met in the year’s second D-III Bears vs. Bears match. The Red Devils downed the Bullets 12-7. Wes had one ground ball for Gettysburg and Austin had two for Dickinson.

• Colby College (Sam Lamson ’12)
• The Mules got their best win of the season, downing Bowdoin 11-7.
• Then lost 10-7 to Williams.
• Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10)
• lost to Centennial Conference leader Washington College 16-12. Austin had 3 ground balls.
• Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10)
• bounced back from the loss to Dickinson to down Ursinus 10-4. Wes was 1-for-2 on faceoffs with 2 ground balls.
• The Bullets are ranked 20th in the USLIA D-III Coaches’ poll this week.
• Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12)
• Beat Williams 9-6. Sellers had three ground balls and two caused turnovers for the game.
• Lost to Connecticut College 13-10 with Sellers picking up 3 ground balls and creating one turnover.
• Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11)
• Picked up wins over DePauw (16-2) and Wooster (13-5). Tommy got a ton of shots (13 across the two games) but didn’t find the nets in either game.
• This coming week Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) faces a tough test against undefeated North Coast Conference Rival Denison.
• Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) faces a similar tough task as they take on Washington College.

 

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