Bear Lax Trax Fax for 02/11/13 by John Nichols

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Bears vs. Bears

The 2013 lacrosse season is off and running.  On Saturday, the first Bears vs. Bears game took place in Durham, NC as Denver (Harrison Archer) traveled east to face the Duke Blue Devils (Josh Offit).    Josh got his first goal of the year in the first quarter as Duke ran out to a 6-2 lead after the first 15 minutes.  Harrison got his first goal in the second quarter when the Pioneers cut in to the Blue Devil’s lead.  After the half, Denver took over scoring nine straight goals over 17 minutes of game time, turning Duke’s 8-5 halftime advantage into 14-8 deficit.  Duke did all the scoring over the balance of the game, but the four goals they mustered were not enough to overtake Denver.


Harrison Archer (24) defends Josh Offit (25)


In Annapolis, Navy (Matt Morrison [voted by his teammates to wear #40 in honor of Lt. Brendan Looney, a Navy lax player killed in action in Afghanistan 9/21/10]  and Patrick Keena) kicked off their 2013 campaign against VMI.  Navy seems to be adapting well to the new rules and the pace of the game was crisp and quick with only one stall warning/shot clock call until very late in the game when Navy had it all wrapped up.  Patrick Keena and Matt Morrison made their on-field debuts for 2013 at the same time, Patrick on attack, Matt as an o-middie.   Patrick Keena scored the first goal of his Navy career late in the third period on a man-up possession.  Later, he chipped in a pair of assists, both to Taylor Nechanicky, who had to wait until his junior year for his first goal; the second came a mere 3 minutes later!

Bucknell (Sam McDonough) traveled to Newark Delaware to open their season against the Blue Hens.  The Bison prevailed in a back and forth contest, scoring the game’s last two goals to earn the 9-8 victory.  Sam got one ground ball as was credited with two caused turnovers for Bucknell.

Josh Offit and Duke found the winning way on Sunday as Duke beat Jacksonville 21-9.  Josh dished out a pair of assists in the win.

This coming week will see more teams kicking off their 2013 season.  Among the games featuring Landon alums:

  • 2/12: Maryland (Kellen Miller) vs. Mount St. Mary’s
  • 2/15: Navy (Matt Morrison and Patrick Keena) vs. Detroit
  • 2/16: Drexel (Hank Brown) vs. UVA

Maryland (Kellen Miller) at Hartford

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) vs. Colgate

Georgetown (Alex  Joyce) vs. Lafayette

Duke (Josh Offit) vs. Notre Dame

  • 2/17: Ohio State (Luke Howard and Charlie Schneider) vs. Jacksonville

Bucknell (Sam McDonough) vs. Mount St. Mary’s

Hobart (David Chakola) vs. Siena

Duke (Josh Offit) vs. Mercer

Denver (Harrison Archer) vs. Penn State

Thanks, John

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