BLTF through 3/25/12 by John Nichols

Great information about Bears playing in college.

 

D-I

 

Bears vs. Bears

 

Cornell (Joe Paoletta and Will Joyce) face Denver (Harrison Archer) in the week’s first Bears vs. Bears contest.  Cornell came away with the 9-8.  Harrison Archer contributed an assist in the Pioneer’s loss.  Cornell then faced Penn (Will Laco) on Saturday in Ivy League action and Big Red got the 16-11 win. North Carolina (Will Leighton-Armah) faced Maryland (Kellen Miller) in an ACC tilt.  The Tar Heels came away with the 11-10 win in a game which was a little bit too hard fought.  In the week’s final Bears vs. Bears game, Duke (Josh Offit) defeated Georgetown (CT Fisher) 13-11.  Josh Offit had 2 goals and an assist for the Blue Devils.

 

Other Games:

Bucknell (Sam McDonough) picked up a pair of wins with a 17-10 win over Robert Morris and a 15-7 win over Albany.

 

Denver (Harrison Archer) beat in-state rival Air Force 11-8.  Harrison took 5 shots in the game, one of them on goal.

 

Georgetown (CT Fisher) dropped a 11-6 decision to the undefeated Loyola Greyhounds.

 

Hobart (David Chakola) won one and lost one this week, beating Canisius 11-6 the falling Fairfield 17-12.  DavId was credited with a ground ball in the Canisius game.

 

North Carolina (Will Leighton-Armah) downed Dartmouth 13-10 in the first of their two wins this week.

 

Navy (Matt Morrison) picked up an important Patriot League win, beating Colgate 12-11.

 

Ohio State (Luke Howard) dropped a tough 8-7 decision to Notre Dame on Wednesday, but bounced back on Saturday, downing Bellarmine 13-2.

 

Princeton (Mike Grossman, Jack Strabo, Brian Reilly and Justin Murphy) picked up an Ivy League win over Yale.  Mike had an assist and a caused turnover while Jack chipped in with a ground ball.

 

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) lost to Brown, 14-5.

 

Polls:

LaxPower Forum Poll

5.  Cornell

7.  Maryland

9.  Duke

10t: Denver and North Carolina

13.  Princeton

16.  Bucknell

20t.  Georgetown and Navy

 

This Coming Week:

Denver (Harrison Archer) face Hobart (David Chakola) in the week’s only Bears vs. Bears contest.

 

League play is starting to pick up now that we are just over half way through the regular season.  Soon it will be time to project tournament brackets, but it’s been a season full of twists and turns already, so lax bracketology will likely be a real challenge.  Stay tuned!

 

D-III

 

Tufts (Nick Rhoads and Mark Findaro) won 2 of 3 this week, bouncing back from a 9-5 loss to Stevenson to beat Colby 9-4 and Western New England 13-9.  Nick Rhoads continues to be the dominant force at the X, winning 44 of 58 faceoffs, scooping up 25 ground balls, and firing off 6 shots.  Nick was named the NESCAC co-player of the week.  You can read about it here: http://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/sports/mlax/2011-12/releases/rhoads_potwhttp://www.gotuftsjumbos.com/sports/mlax/2011-12/releases/rhoads_potw

Mark Findaro also contributed to the Jumbo’s efforts, being credited with a ground ball and caused turnover in the Stevenson game then 2 ground balls in the Western New England game.

 

Wes Lincoln of Gettysburg is following in Nick’s footsteps, becoming a force at the X for the Bullets.  Wes was 10 for 16 on faceoffs and had 7 ground balls to his credit in the Bullets’ 13-5 win over Muhlenberg. .  Austin Dodson got the start in the game, scoring one goal on 7 shots while gathering up one ground ball and forcing a turnover.

 

Tommy Minkler of Ohio Wesleyan continues to be a scoring machine, scoring 3 goals on 8 shots in the Battling Bishops’ win over in-state rival Oberlin, then backing that up with another goal, 3 assists and 5 ground balls in OW’s win over Mount St. Joseph.

 

Drew Hayhurst of Sewanee had 2 ground balls in each of the Tigers’ two games this week, a 15-5 win over Hendrix and a 13-8 loss to Colorado College.

 

Dickinson (Marek Laco) got a pair of wins this week while Washington and Lee (Will Raul) had an up-and-down week, beating Guilford 14-5 then losing to Lynchburg 12-4.

 

LaxPower D-III Forum Poll

6.  Dickinson

7.  Tufts

19.  Gettysburg

20t: Ohio Wesleyan (first week in the top 20!)

 

 

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