Landon Lacrosse 14 McCallie 6

In a pregame moment, one of the Landon parents suggested that the team could use some adversity and that they needed to experience what may be needed in a comeback. The Blue Tornado gave the Bears a scare and the home team surged back. The Tennessee boarding school decided that lax should be a priority and their roster includes players outside of the Volunteer State; they arrived at Bordley Stadium undefeated and #8 in their region according to

Down by one and then two goals, being on the lesser goal side of the scoreboard for a total of almost twelve minutes, the Bears responded with a four goal and then a six goal streak. For the last quarter, some of the younger Landon boys got some experience against good talent.


The Blue Tornado got their velocity going early with goals at 9:47 and 7:39 by a player identified as a Denver recruit. Down by a deuce for the first time in 2015, Nate Buller beat his man for a goal @ 6:47. McCallie responded with their third goal at 6:31. Rob Adkins quarterback the Bears comeback with two consecutive goals @ 3:19 and then @ 2:31. Scoring symmetry occurred @ 0:22.6 when Nate buried his second goal.




Rob earned his hat trick when recovered the rebound of his own shot and scored with his second try @ 7:32. The visitors stopped this streak with a goal at 6:43. In response, Luke Kurtz passed to his linemate, Rob (his 4th goal) , who buried his shot @ 6:23. Colton Rupp continued the streak with a goal (another rebound score) @ 5:43. Ryan Pride passed the ball to Kennedy Dunn, who beat the McCallie goalie @ 4:38. Nate again showed his incredible vision and passing skill when he hit Koko Avedisian, who was standing on the far edge of the crease, and the senior middie crushed the net with his shot @ 1:53. Colton added to the Bears’ advantage with his third goal @ 0:17.




The home team continued its offensive onslaught with two quick goals in the 3rd period. Rob connected with Colton for a goal @ 11:04. Joey Epstein must have the same optometrist as Nate, for he found the young Mr. Buller @ 10:09.

The Tornado stopped the bleeding with a nice goal at 8:08. Kennedy ran a textbook alley dodge and scored @ 7:17. The visitors responded with a goal at 8:08. Then they scored an extra man goal at 5:51 (that may have been the first goal surrendered by the 1st team EMD). Soon thereafter Joey came from behind and found the far corner of the goal @ 5:38.


The last twelve minutes provided a learning moment for many young Landon players. Goals at 7:47, 5:14 and 1:33 narrowed the margin of victory, but Coach Bordley wants to develop game-hardened underclassmen when there is a call for “next man up”.











Khari was old school; every moment was played with all of the intensity he had.

This game’s “That’s a Bear” Award was earned by the constant hustle, the dedication to the defensive end, his “one man” clears and his four goals/ one assist game of —ROB ADKINS


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Landon lacrosse 14 McCallie 9

More details later.

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Landon Lacrosse 15 Timon 1

Much credit is due to the Tigers of Buffalo who played their first game (their 3rd time on a field) against the Bears. The 2014 version of the visitors won their league, but this roster had some ability, but few reserves (5 substitutes). The Bears, including many of the underclass players, prevailed 15-1.


Somewhat like the John Carroll game, this contest lacked some of the drama of ebbs and flows. The home team scored twice in the 1st quarter, another four by half , another four pack after the intermission and five in the last twelve minutes. Here is a summary of the offense (sorry defense, the quantification of your efforts is not as easy to report):



Bear                    Goal(s)                Assist(s)

Green                  5

Buller                                                          3

Rupp                             1                           3

Epstein                2

Brown                  2

Dunn                             2

Pride                    1                           1

Tabb                    1                           1

Kurtz                    1

Lincoln                                             1


Goalies               Saves                  GA

Sells                    4                           1

Kern                    3




Khari Baten “That’s a Bear” Award






Khari was not much of an offensive threat, but tenacity and hard work was one of his hallmarks.


For his intense effort, the “That’s a Bear Award goes to Drennan Greene, who had an explosion of five goals on six shots.

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Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 10

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 9

Charlie Schnider scored the game’s first goal and then went on to contribute 3 assists for the Stags. Fairfield jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but then Bucknell rallied to tie things up at 5 at halftime. The second half saw the score either tied or either team holding leads of a single goal. Fairfield had a good scoring chance with 4 seconds left, but a great save by the Bucknell goalie preserved the win.


Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 9

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 13

Charlie contributed 2 goals and an assist in Fairfield’s win over Colgate. The Stags built a substantial lead with two runs of 5 goals and then held on to withstand Colgate’s run of 5 goals in a 7 minute span in the fourth quarter.


Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) 11

Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 17

Will Laco scored one goal for the Quakers and brother Peter took one shot. However, the potent Tiger offense proved too much for Penn each team’s first Ivy League contest.


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 10–OT

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 9

Colgate used a 5 goal run over that covered a 14 minute period that spanned the 3rd and 4th quarters to take the lead over the Big Red. Marshall Peters’ defensive pressure led to an errant pass, creating a turnover which eventually resulted in Cornell’s tying the game up with a minute left in regulation. After the teams traded possessions in overtime, Cornell found the back of the net to rescue a win.


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 10—3 OT

Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) 9

Early on this looked like an easy win for the Big Red as the jumped out to a8-2 lead early in the second quarter, including a 5 goal burst during a three minute span in the second quarter, but the Quakers clamped down as scored 7 of the game’s next 8 goals to force overtime. Will Laco contributed a key goal, tying things up at 9. Both Cornell and Penn had man-up opportunities in regulation after Will’s goal, but both were denied. Penn started the first overtime with possession as a technical foul carried over from regulation, but couldn’t take advantage. Cornell finally netted the winner 1:40 into the third overtime period.


Marshall Peters scored one goal, got three ground balls and caused two turnovers for the Big Red. Cornell is now 2-0 in Ivy League play while Penn drops to 0-2.


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 7

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 6

Patrick contributed two assists as Navy picked up a key Patriot League win. Navy stifled Colgate’s offense for most of the game, but the Raiders took advantage of some late Navy penalties to pull within one, but they couldn’t close the gap.


Navy is now 4-1 in the Patriot League while Colgate drops to 2-2.


Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 16-OT

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 15

Nobody heads for the exits early at UVA games this year. Virginia and Hopkins swapped three goal runs and three goal leads in the first half, finishing the first 30 minutes tied at 6. In the second half, neither team led by more than 2 goals and the score was tied 7 times. UVA need 2 goals in the last minute and one half plus a 1 minute man-up opportunity to force the tie. That EMO carried over into the overtime period, allowing UVA to avoid a faceoff. Virginia never surrendered the ball in overtime and netted the winner 1:31 into the overtime period.


Justin took the majority of UVA’s faceoffs in the game, but won 8 of 24 faceoffs. Jack Falk’s athleticism has been a real benefit to UVA’s clearing game this year.




Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 15

Holy Cross 6

Bucknell had two strong runs-one of 6 goals and another for 5—to post an easy win over Patriot League rival Holy Cross.


Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 10–OT

Brown 9

The Bison handed Brown their first loss of the season in a game of traded runs. Brown broke out first with a 5 goal run, Bucknell answered back with 6 straight, only to see Brown post another 4 consecutive goals. Bucknell scored the game’s last 3, including the game winner with 2:15 left in overtime.


Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 9

Boston University 11

Boston U scored the last three goals for a come-from-behind win. Bucknell is now 3-2 in the Patriot League


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 14

Yale 7

Cornell outscored Yale 9-3 in the second half as the Big Red handed the Eli their first loss of the season. Marshall had 2 ground balls for Cornell.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 12

Rutgers 17

Rutgers dominated scoring in the second and third quarters.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 12

Manhattan 5

Delaware opened the game with 7 straight goals to coast to a win over the still winless Manhattan Jaspers.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 6

St. Joseph’s 14


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 9

St. John’s 10

St. John’s scored the game’s last 4 goals to take the lead. The teams were scoreless over the last 13:26 of the game as repeated saves and turnovers moved the ball up and down the field but never into the goal.


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 9

Michigan 7

Hank took one shot for the Dragons.


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 11

UMass-Lowell 5


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 11

Villanova 4

After starting their season with 4 one goal losses in their first six games, Fairfield has now put together a 3 game winning streak, outscoring their opponents by a total of 35 to 18. Charlie scored Fairfield’s first goal, the first of an 8 goal run, and contributed 2 assists. Charlie is on the Stags’ first midfield.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 10

Canisius 4

Eight second half goals by the Statesmen sealed the win.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 6

Towson 9

After being shut out for the first two quarters, Hobart found their offense in the second half, but not enough to overcome the 5 goal advantage that Towson built over the game’s first 30 minutes.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 7–OT

Bryant 6

Hobart picks up a win in its first Northeast Conference game.


Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 18

Robert Morris 13

In a high scoring game, one might conclude that both goalies had poor outings, but both teams put about three quarters of their shots on goal so the games’ 31 goals were nearly matched by 28 saves with the Jacksonville goalie totaling a few more than the RMU net minder.


Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 8



Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 8

Richmond 17

With the win over VMI and loss to Richmond, Jacksonville is 1-1 in the Southern Conference.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 10

Syracuse 13

Hopkins sought a big win after a couple of tough losses, but their trip to the Dome ended in another loss as the Orange scored the games’ last three goals.


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 18

Lafayette 4

Navy unloaded a salvo of scoring in the first half, scoring 7 goals in each of the first and second periods. Patrick contributed 2 goals and 3 assists for the Middies.


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 13

Lehigh 12

Patrick (#23) posted another 2 goal, 3 assist game as Navy picked up an important Patriot League win over Lehigh.

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Patrick is Navy’s leading points man with 8 goals (# 5 on the team) and 20 assists (# 1 on the team).


Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 12

Rutgers 11

Princeton and Rutgers met for the 93rd time to contest for the Meistrell Cup, named after Harlan Meistrell who revived the lacrosse programs at Rutgers (1920) and Princeton (1921) after both schools had dropped their lacrosse teams in the late 1800’s.


Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 11

Yale 10

Yale scored the game’s last three goals to make things tight, but the Tigers held on for the win. Princeton is now 2-0 in Ivy League play while drops to 0-2.


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)10

Georgetown 18


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)17

Sacred Heart 21


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)18

UMass-Lowell 10

The Catamounts win their first America East Conference game.

Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 15

St. Joseph’s 14

UVA had to rally late to overcome St Joe’s. Jason had a good night at the X, winning 11 of 17 faceoffs for the ‘Hoos. Jack Falk continues to log field time as a defensive middie.


Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 9

Notre Dame 11

UVA spotted Notre Dame a seven goal lead but closed with a furious rally. However, the Irish were able to keep UVA off the score board for the last 3 minutes of the game to lock up the win. Jason had another good outing as a FOGO, winning 12 of 21 faceoffs and gathering up 4 ground balls. Jack attempted one shot in transition for UVA


Updated D-I Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches  

IL Media

Cornell 6 7 7
Virginia 8 8 8
Princeton 10 9 10
Johns Hopkins 16 19 20
Bucknell V 20 V
Navy V V V
Drexel V - -
Fairfield V V V




Just one of Bears Vs. Bears games this coming week:


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) hosts Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11)






Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 8-OT

Widener 7

Widener steadily ate into Dickinson’s early lead, leading to a back-and-forth 4th quarter. Widener managed to extend the game by tying the score with just 4 seconds left in regulation. Dickinson won the OT faceoff and converted the winning goal a mere 9 seconds into overtime to settle things. Austin had 3 shots for the Red Devils


Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 11

Nazareth 13

Dickinson’s fast finish was not enough to offset Nazareth’s fast start. Austin had one assist for Dickinson.


Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 9

Lynchburg 14

Austin took 2 shots in Dickinson’s loss to #10 ranked Lynchburg.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 11

Utica 6

Sellers had a solid game for Hamilton recording 5 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 8

Bowdoin 12

Sellers was credited with one ground ball and one caused turnover in Hamilton’s loss to Bowdoin.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 12

Western Connecticut 8

Hamilton played this game and the two following in Florida and the team’s website has few details on the games. Sellers has been starting on defense for Hamilton this year.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 17

Keene State 10


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 12

Amherst 13


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 10

Washington College 5

Tommy had a big game for the Battlin’ Bishops, scoring 2 goals and dishing out 3 assists.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 20

Oberlin 3

Tommy had a goal on seven shots in OWU’s season opener in the North Coast Conference.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 10

Kenyon 7

Tommy had a goal on 4 shots plus 2 ground balls as the Battlin’ Bishops remained undefeated.


Updated D-III Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches IL Media Poll
Ohio Wesleyan 8 6 6


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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 03/22/2015

Bunch of Bear News—the beginning for some Landon boys/alumni, a 2nd team all ECAC hockey honor for one and the end of  seasons for two

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  • Current Bears
    • Varsity baseball, fencing, sailing, tennis, track and rugby have either been postponed or not yet reported.
  • Varsity Lacrosse has three wins and moved up in the polls
  • Alumni news about

» Diving

  • Jordan qualifies for NCAA diving,

» Hoops

  • Darion, #3 UVa finishes a spectacular season with a loss in the 2nd round
  • Joe, Colonials, went to NIT, won his first and lost the second
  • Danny, Hapoel Kazrin had the week off.

» Hockey—

  • Sam and the Bobcats are headed to the NCAA and the Frozen Four (hopefully); Sam earned ECAC honors
  • Bear Diamond Tracks
  • Golf, tennis, diving and track reports


Varsity News


Varsity Lacrosse

The Bears rolled on with a 13-7 win over highly regarded Paul VI, a 15-5 victory against John Carroll, and a hard-earned 13-6 battle over Calverton. If you can get out to see them play, you will enjoy the balance of all three segments and their coordination up and down the field.

Alumni News


Bear Hoops Trax

Danny Rubin, Hapoel Kazrin was in the US during a break in the schedule.

Darion Atkins, UVA power forward had 20 points and 24 rebounds in the last two games. Darion was recognized as the ACC defensive PoY. CBS had a special interview with Minnette, Darion and Darius. He made all Bears proud.

Joe McDonald, GWU guard. Beat Pitt 60-54 and then lost to Temple 77-90. He, the trio of classmates and a deep squad (they lose one senior) will return with high goals in the 2015-2016 season. Raise high.

Bear Ice Trax

Sam Anas, Quinnipiac- made the second team on the All ECAC team. The Bobcats, seeded 14th, earned (they were one of the teams selected based on their season’s performance rather than a AQ league championship) privilege of playing against #1 seed in the region at North Dakota State’s home ice on 3/27 at 8pm televised by ESPNU

 Bear Diamond Trax

Kyle Colgain (2011), Denison Big Red pitcher, went 2-1 without relying on his arm for the games. 

Ian Kelso (2011) Washington University Bears pitcher, went 5-1 for the week and Ian pitched 3 innings versus in relief against Illinois Wesleyan

Jay Graham (2011) Dartmouth Big Green Infielder and reliever; the team was 0-7. Jay pinch hit in one game. 

Max Kra (2012), Bucknell Bisons, reliever: the team went 2-2 with Max pitching 2/3rd of an inning in one game    Rushmore Johnson (2012) Trinity Bantams is not on the roster?

Sean P. O’Brien (2014) , Macalester College pitcher, went 0-4 over the past week and Sean pitched an inning with two strike outs but got the loss.

Bear Tennis Trax

Alex Reinke (2014), Southern Methodist University, the team lost two matches.

Bear Golf Trax

Brent Bubes (2014), Maryland, the Terps did not play last week.

 Bear Track Trax

Oliver Hightower (2014), Kenyon Lords.  Their first outdoor meet was unscored

Mac Hightower, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Stags ran in a competition, but no results were recorded.

Deion Wellington, Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleers, his 4×400 relay team took a 2nd behind South Carolina

Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats, was scheduled to participate in the UNC Charlotte 49ers Classic; there are no reported results, but here is a picture of him jumping

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Swimming and Diving

Jordan Gear, USC, qualified  for the NCAA diving championships on March 26 .

John Freeman, Williams, season is finished



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Landon Lacrosse 13 Calverton 6

For the first and second times in five games, the Bears trailed (at10:10 and at 4:05), but the members of the 2015 class made sure that the visitors kept the winning going. Maybe it was the miserable weather[1] (rain, wind, cold); for after the halftime, Landon was unable to stop the Cougars for the 3rd quarter (the home team scored four consecutive goals). When the visitors were hot, they had runs of 9 and then 3 goals, while the Bear D sustained shutouts of 18:55 and 12:00 minutes. The end result was a 13-6 win.


For most of the first five minutes, there may have been some doubt about the wisdom of traveling to Southern Maryland (almost due East of Quantico, VA) with the Cougars scoring first and then tallying a goal to make it 2-1 in favor of the home team. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd goals for the Bears were scored by Colton Rupp (@5:09,@ 4:33 and @4:09). That string continued with back-to-back goals by Ryan Pride (@4:01 and @3:51). Nate Buller received a pass from Colton @ 10:03 to finish the period.




The defense remained solid, keeping the Cougars from any scores from the four minute mark into the third quarter. Hunter Sells made 10 saves during the game.

The Bear momentum continued in this 12 minute segment. @9:41 Colton found Nate for a goal. About 5 minutes later Colton passed to Joey Epstein for a goal @ 4:14. To go to halftime Joey had an unassisted score @0:34.




The Cougars came out of the break on fire– passes which missed before connected, offensive plays which did not work now clicked. The home team added to their totals at 7:34, 3:39, 2:14 and 0:34.




Whatever Coach Bordley and his team of coaches said in this brief intermission worked. The Bear D blanked the Cougars for all of the remaining minutes. The offensive momentum was restarted by Ryan Pride with a great pass to Rob Adkins who buried it @ 10:34. Then Joey found Drennan Greene @ 7:34. To add the exclamation point, Rob made a nice pass to Koko Avedisian @ 3:54.





They’re off for Spring Break and then next game is on March 26 against Bishop Timon Saint Jude High School (New York) @ 11:00am. The Tigers of Buffalo, the 2014 MMHSAA champions, head south for their first game, head south for their first game, a trip which includes games against McCallie, Culver and Brother Rice.


Khari Batten “That’s a Bear Award”


Khari exhibited leadership through hard work, upping his game when the extra effort was needed.





This game the “That’s a Bear” Award goes to–


Rob Adkins, as a senior, is always there when his Bear brothers need him—scoring a momentum changing goal, using his body to make sure the large opposing D does not clear the ball, calling out slides and plays and just showing how the game should be played,








[1] In proof of how disruptive the conditions were, the statistics may have errors.AS ALWAYS PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY CORRECTIONS. The blog format makes amendments easy.

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Landon lacrosse 13 Calverton 6

From VERY cold Southern Maryland. Longer version tonight or tomorrow.

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Landon Lacrosse 15 John Carroll 4

Fifteen goals in a game equate to a goal an average every 3.2 minutes on the clock. Those figures are impressive both for the Bears O and D, particularly against a good team like Panthers, the 2014 champions of the MIAA B league. Thirteen different brown jersey numbers were registered with goal(s) and/or assist(s) and five of those players were from the sophomore and freshmen classes. This was another impressive win, but the results show the depth of the Bears. Having such reserves will be of some help to Coach Bordley for the 3/30 – 4/17 five game schedule stretch.

Rather than the normal narrative report of this game, a simple summary of the scoring, hopefully, will suffice for this match:

Player                  Goal(s)                assist(s)

Rupp                             1                           3

Buller                            3

Pride                    2                           1

Powell                 2

Avedisian                                        2

O’Brien                1                           1 (including an amazing 40’ goal)[i]

Halm                    1                           1

Adkins                 1

Kurtz                    1

Menendez           1

Greene                1

Christensen        1

Epstein                                             1


Unfortunately, the play of the LSMs, Close D and goalies is not as susceptible to quantification .The boys in the nets, whose performance can be recorded in numbers–Messrs. Sells, Kern and Grafmeyer all made multiple saves, individually. The long poles and their two way middies won most of the one v. one battles, slid when needed and cleared the ball.

Transition is a crucial phase of lacrosse– riding on the opponent’s clears and getting the ball from the D zone to the O zone effectively. The coordination of positioning and playing hard contributes to scores for the Bears while deterring the other team. The performance of these functions today was very positive!


Khari Baten “That’s a Bear” Award

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Khari was an “old school” athlete; he worked as hard as he did in practices. When the game was on, his effort always exceed opponents and teammates alike. Today’s selection of the “That’s a Bear” player exemplifies those exceptional traits. The below picture from shows Will Powell hustling back to help on defense. Equally appropriate would be a shot of #16 executing one of his one swift man clears. Still photography may not be able to capture such an image without super-fast shutter settings of the speeding middie.







[i]  The length of Colin’s shot’s was occasioned by a CT with 0:09.1 left in the period and the Patriots’ goalie out of the net. Even Coach Bordley approved of it BEFORE the ball entered the nets. Great lax smarts by the sophomore.

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Landon lacrosse 15 John Carroll 4

Longer version later.

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Landon Lacrosse 13 Paul VI 7

The Bears team beat a talented (9 Div. I recruits according to WCAC for, Paul VI, 13-7 ( read Ty Zanders praise of PVI in its 1st game.) . The emphasis is on the word “TEAM”; the boys move the ball; there were no selfish shots; the D smothered the opponents; the Goalie made his normal spectacular saves; they play strong, but under control. Each phase of the squad (Attack, Middies, Defense, Goalie; Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and juniors; Coaches with the players; and sideline support from the parents/grandparents/fans) is seamlessly integrated. That combination worked well today against the Panthers.

The Bears’ skills make the experience of being a spectator ENJOYABLE.

The home team scoring was quick to start with an unassisted goal by Luke Kurtz @ 10:56. Controlling possession gave Landon opportunities, most of which were converted:

  • Joey Epstein to Will Powell @ 7:10
  • Griffin Brown to Rob Adkins @ 5:38
  • Joey to Ryan Pride @ 4:52, and
  • Nate Buller to Colton Rupp @ 0:43.4, an extra man goal

Between goals #1 and #2, the Panthers made a goal at 7:19.




An example of the coordination between the coaches and the boys, the next goal was initiated by a smart substitution allowing Colton to find a Griffin sprinting in undefended and the middie scored with a wicked shot @ 9:48. The Panthers responded with their second goal registered at 9:02.

Another great clear play gave Ryan time and space to shoot and he nailed it @ 6:44. The 8th Bear goal was a perfect example of the team’s incredible vision as Nate located Griffin across crease @ 4:55.




To show his shooting skill, Colton beat the Panther goalie from a very acute angle @9:33. The visitors plunked their fourth goal at 6:50, but to show the diversity of his attacks, Colton put a bounce shot by the PVI goalie. The Bears repeated their visionary plays with Rob feeding Nate @ 3:40.

Coach Bordley worked a number of his younger players onto the field as early as the 2nd period, by the end of this twelve minute segment, the field had a strong representation from 2017 and 2018. Their metal was tested and they showed promise. END OF 3RD PERIOD – BEARS 11 PANTHERS 4


Griffin started with an early goal @ 10:42. Landon deposited an EMO goal with a Rob to Joey conversion @ 10:29.

The PVI starters got some late scored at 7:46, at 1:55 and at 0:47.5. That last tally may have been the only EMD goal surrendered by Landon this season.Paul Kern got some time in the nets and did well.




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