BLTF 03/31/13 by John Nichols

Bears vs. Bears

The Georgetown Hoyas (Alex Joyce ‘10) hosted the Marquette Golden Eagles (Cullen Cassidy ’09) in the week’s first BvB match up.  The Hoyas got the win, downing Marquette 17-12.  Cullen was 9 of 32 on faceoffs, got 2 ground balls and caused one turnover.

Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) traveled to Hobart (David Chakola ’09) for the second of the week’s two BvB tilts.  The Pioneers got another big win, beating the Statesmen 14-5.

Other Games

  • Cornell (Will Joyce ’10 Joe Paoletta ’10) picked up a pair of wins this week and Will saw his first action for the Big Red, making a save in Cornell’s 17-9 win over Siena.  Will also saw time in goal in Cornell’s 21-5 pasting of Dartmouth.  Joe had a ground ball in each game.
  • Bucknell (Sam McDonough ’10)had an up and down week, first dropping an 11-3 decision to Penn State on Tuesday, but then rebounding to down Holy Cross 16-9.  Sam was credited with on ground ball in the win over Holy Cross.
  • Denver (Harrison Archer ‘10) picked up their second straight OT on Tuesday when the Pioneers survived a tight contest with the Air Force Academy.  Air Force was three goals up with less than 9 minutes left in the contest when Denver reeled off 4 straight goals.  Air Force forced overtime, scoring with just 17 seconds left in the game.  The Pioneers got the win in OT.  Harrison had 4 shots and one ground ball.
  • Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) also won twice this week, first downing St. Joseph’s 16-3.  Hank scored 2 goals (the first two of his collegiate career!) on 3 shots.  Saturday, the Dragons had a bit tougher contest, but still prevailed, Delaware 11-10.  Down 8-5 after three quarters, Drexel outscored the Blue Hens 6-2 in the final frame to secure the win.
  • Duke (Josh Offit ’09) downed Harvard 12-11.  Duke, too, needed some fourth quarter magic to secure the win.  The Blue Devils scored 4 straight goals in span of less than 4 minutes to take a lead they would not surrender.  Josh scored one of the goals in that 4th quarter run and also got an assist on the first goal of the game.
  • Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) took full advantage of Notre Dame’s stumble against St. John’s to retake the #1 ranking.  The Terrapins held off a late surge by the Virginia Cavaliers, winning 9-7.
  • Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) downed Brown 15-8 with the full quartet of Bears contributing to the win.  Justin continued his strong work at the X, winning 11 of 21 faceoffs and gathering up 4 ground balls.  Mark and Brian each had two ground balls while Jack scooped up 4 ground balls and was credited with one caused turnover.  Jack’s caused turnover was cited as the first leg of the play of the game and Mark was cited for shutting down Brown’s leading scorer.
  • Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11, Charlie Schneider ’12) lost to defending NCAA champs Loyola 9-4.  Charlie took one shot in the game.


  • Penn (Will Laco ’11) suffered a tough one goal loss to Yale.  Penn scored the last two goals in regulation to force overtime, but Yale prevailed.  Will had one shot and one ground ball.
  • Navy (Matt Morrison ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) fell to Lehigh 12-7.
  • Vermont’s (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) two game win streak came to an end as the Catamounts lost to both Holy Cross and Stony Brook this past week.

This Coming Week:

  • There 3 Bears vs. Bears games this coming week.
    • Denver hosts Marquette
    • Navy hosts Maryland
    • Hobart travels to Ohio State
    • These are the last D-I BvB games until April 27!
    • Games you can go see:
      • Villanova @ Georgetown (4/3/13)
      • Maryland @ Navy (4/5/13)
      • Games you can watch:
        • Villanova @ Georgetown (4/3/13  ESPNU/ESPN3)
        • Syracuse @ Princeton (4/6/13 ESPNU/ESPN3)
        • Bucknell @ Army (4/6/13 Ulive)

USLIA D-I Coaches’ Poll 4/1/13:

#1 Maryland

#2 Cornell

#3 Denver

#7 Duke

#8(t) Princeton

#11 Bucknell

#12 Drexel

#15 Ohio State

#17 Penn


Catching Up:  Sam McDonough of Bucknell guarding Rob Pannell of Cornell

sam v pannell


All three of the D-III teams we follow played twice this week.

  • Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) lost twice, falling to Widener 6-4 and Muhlenberg 10-9.
  • Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) also lost twice this week.  Hamilton fell to Middlebury 6-5 and Amherst 11-6.
  • Dickinson (Marek Laco ’09) had the good fortune this week, picking up an 11-10 victory over McDaniel and then downing Ursinus 8-3.  Marek had 2 shots and a ground ball against McDaniel and one ground ball against Ursinus.

USLIA D-III Coaches’ Poll 4/1/13:

#2 Dickinson


Bears have a big game against Gilman on 4/2; BSN report probably 0n 4/3 due to lateness of game. Look on Facebook for earlier report.

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