There is a reason why Coach Bordley challenges the squad against some of the best teams in the nation. By playing the best, by exposing the boys to fast paced, highly skilled play, the Bears become battle-tested, ready for the local schedule. Bears 10 Panthers 8


That is in no way meant to diminish the talents or athleticism of the visitors. They are undefeated, ranked #23 nationally by IL, #9 in the Middle Atlantic IL and have 9 seniors going on to play college lacrosse. Their signature win was over RP and they are averaging 13.5 goals a game.


The two teams played nervous, but sound defense. The first score was by a Panther on his own empty net; he was being ridden by a Bear and the visitor’s pass put the Bears ahead at 2:25 remaining in the 1st B 1 P0. The visitors responded when Logan Aunon put one in at 1:40.




The Panthers took a lead at 8:16 on an unassisted shot at 8:16. (incorrect number recorded by scorer). Landon retaliated when Robby Dunigan inverted, drew a slide and hit Sean O’Brien who buried it @5:59. Once again PVI responded on a goal by Ryan O’Connor. The Bears evened up the score @2:49 with an unassisted goal by Sean.




The Bears returned to the field with more alacrity in their game. Zach Buller connected with Jack Falk who hit a corner @ 8:28. Soon thereafter, a drive by Sam Lynch forced the Panthers to slide and found Sean @ 7:01. The Panthers responded with an unassisted goal by O’Connor again. B5 P4.  Colton Rupp drove through the PVI defenders and netted a goal @ 3:30. On an extra man opportunity, the Panthers converted O’Connor to Robert Murphy at 0:58.




The beginning of the last quarter was one of those quintessential moments- who would step forward to create the momentum that helps carry the team? Early in the period, senior captain Robby exhibited that sort of tested leadership when he scored @ 10:43. The visitors narrowed the margin to one goal again when Ryan Lamb scored.


Throughout the game possession was critical as ever and Jason Murphy was a stud at the X winning 14 of 20.The goalie Hunter Sells (10 saves) was solid and his friends, the boys with the long poles—Mike Rhoads, Trey Lundelius, Andrew Mitchel, Taylor Trumbower, Connor Lynch and Will Buckingham—were solid in front of them. He also appreciated his two way middies plus (as described by Quint Kessenich as the most athletic position) the two SSDMs Brandon Johnson and Leo Falcone.


The Bears reasserted their control when Falk scored on a running shot @ 7:53 and soon thereafter Sam Lynch nailed a corner @ 5:14 B9 P6. Given another EMO opportunity, the Panthers converted –Peter Muller to Murphy at 4:08.


Momentum change? No, the 10th Bear goal scored @ 3:00 by indefatigable Capt. Dunigan creating a 3 goal advantage. The Panthers were hobbled by a series of penalties, but got a fast  break goal at 0:28 by Murphy.








Player                  goals          assists

Dunigan              2                 1

O’Brien                3

Falk                      2

Lynch                  1

Rupp                             1

Buller                                                1

PVI own goal      1

Team statistics

GBs            27

Shots                   31



Robby Dunigan

3 points, several key clears and leadership



Next game against IL#6 Gilman Tuesday, 4pm (changed time) at home.

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  1. Sandy – thank you for your kind words on Robby..,he is Actually not a captain though…a leader yes, but not an official captain..,,maybe you are bringing that over from football…dos he get to be Captain Dunigan all year from football?

    So happy we got a win today.

    Have a great Easter!

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