The ASHS Cavaliers had a game plan; like the UVa Cavaliers, they would rely on a zone defense to inhibit the Bears O. The Bears were successful in defeating that tactic; while there were several sharpshooter goals, six of the ten Bear tallies were on tight passes through the zone providing assists on the score. BEARS 10 CAVALIERS 5 

Only 0:59 into the 1st period, Philip Peña took a shot from the perimeter of the ASHS defense with such power that the opposing goalie’s big stick stopped the ball momentarily, but the shot continued past the line. B 1 C 0 @ 11:01. 

The MIAA visitors responded with a goal at 9:38 (#16 on an assist from #12—ASHS does  not publish its team roster)

END OF 1ST Q Bears 1 Cavaliers 1 

Quick, precise passing and swift, timed movement constitute a tactic to beat zones and the Bears exhibited such coordinated action in its two 2nd period. The first goal started with a brilliant pass by Rob Dunigan to Sean O’Brien who quick-sticked it in @ 7:34. Colton Rupp soon thereafter found fellow attackman Zach Buller for a goal @ 5:22 B3 C1. The Cavaliers responded within the 2 minute mark on an unassisted goal by their big Middies @ 1:31.

HALFTIME Bears 3 Cavaliers 2 

The Bears’ depth was telling in the 3rd Q; Coach Bordley was playing 3 midfields, at least 7 defensemen, 2 LSMs and 5 attackmen. The initial result was another Philip Peña sweep resulting in a long range goal @ 10:35 B4 C2. The Bear O then lite up the scoreboard with three goals in about three minutes. Goal #5 for the home team was a sweet pass from Zach Buller to Peter Laco @8:40. Then @ 7:01 Sean O’Brien fired a shot past the Cavalier goalie. The last in the series was a Peter Laco to Sean O’Brien finesse play @ 5:07.

The run was interrupted by a ASHS goal (#21 from #25) at 5:55 and then a #25 t0 #20 goal at 2:02.

END OF 3rd Q Bears 7 Cavaliers 4 

The last period was marked with the Landon team’s 8th goal; this was a pass from Sean O’Brien to Philip Peña @ 9:15.  This was an Extra Man goal with Sean anticipating Phil’s cut on the crease; the ball arrived before a Cavalier defender could; Phil’s quick shot was impossible to stop at that range.

A number of players saw action in the last 12 minutes, including Hunter Sells.

ASHS reduced the margin to three by an unassisted goal by #3 at 6:41. The Bears responded with an unassisted Buller goal @ 5:38. Finally Rob Dunigan passed to Rob Adkins to reach the double digits @1:10

FINAL Bears 10 Cavaliers 5 

A win against an MIAA team is always a good one. Onto a tough PA IAC opponent, Penn Charter,  at Towson on Friday.


Landon Statistics 


Player                  Goal           Assist

O’Brien                3                 1

Peña                    3

Buller                  2                 1

Laco                    1                 1

Dunigan                                2

Atkins                  1


Ground balls

Landon                32

Opponent            15

Bear leader         5 both Dunigan and Murphy



Landon                33

Opponents                    24

Bear leaders       7 both O’Brien and Buller



Landon      10

Opponent  9

Bears         8 by Prutting/4 goals

2 by sells/1 goal



Murphy 11/14

Witzal     1/3


Caused Turnovers

Padalino  1

Trumbower  1


Khari Baten “That’s a Bear” Award


Philip Peña— 3 goals 7 shots 3   ground balls


Rob Dunigan– 2 assists, 5 ground balls, several one man clears and D stops


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