Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols 04/08/13

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Bears vs. Bears

Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) faced Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) in the week’s first BvB match.  The Pioneers got a 15-4 win with Harrison scoring a pair of goals.

Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11), back at the top of the polls, took on Navy (Matt Morrison ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) in a Friday night tilt.  The Terrapins downed the Midshipmen 11-8.  The game was tied at 5 at the half, but on the Maryland pulled out the victory on the strength of 5 straight second half goals.

Saturday, Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11, Charlie Schneider ’12) hosted Hobart (David Chakola ’09) in an ECAC battle.  The Buckeyes downed the Statesmen 10-6.

Other Games This Week

  • In the week’s first game, Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) fell to Notre Dame 17-5.
  • Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) fell to conference foe Villanova, 8-6.  Halftime activities featured the McLean lax team of a younger Strabo.  There is no word whether the Strabos have received any recruiting letters as a result of this appearance.
  • Duke (Josh Offit ’09) continued its march to dominate the state of North Carolina, downing High Point 17-6.  Josh had a 3 point night for the Blue Devils, scoring 2 goals and dishing out one assist.
  • Bucknell (Sam McDonough ’10) remained undefeated in Patriot League action, downing Army 9-8 in a back and forth game.  Sam had a pair of ground balls for the Bison.
  • Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10) got a key Ivy League win in a tone-on-tone match up with Harvard, 14-12.  Down 10-7 at the end of 3 quarters, the Big Red outscored the Crimson 7-2 in the final quarter to secure the win.  Joe had one shot and gathered up one ground ball.
  • Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, and Mark Strabo ’12) hosted Syracuse on Saturday.  The Tigers and Orange traded leads and runs, with Syracuse getting the last run to lock down the win.  The Strabo brothers each had a ground ball and Justin Murphy was 8 for 25 on faceoffs.  Jack suffered a shoulder injury while diving to keep a ball in play on a great sellout hustle play.
  • Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) got their second win of the week, downing Bellarmine 11-10.  Harrison got off 4 shots for the Pioneers.
  • Penn (Will Laco ’11) beat Ivy rival Brown 10-3.  Will recorded an assist for the Quakers.
  • Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) bounced back from the Villanova lost to get a key Big East win over St. John’s—a team that had just upset Notre Dame—14-13 in overtime.  The game was Georgetown’s third overtime contest this year.
  • Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) fell to Penn State, 13-6.
  • Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) fell to the UMBC Retrievers 19-6.

USLIA Coaches’ D-I Poll

#1 Maryland

#2 Cornell

#4 Denver

#7 Duke

#9 Bucknell

#10 Princeton

#13 Ohio State

#14 Penn

#17 Drexel


This Coming Week

  • No Bears vs. Bears tilts this week.
  • Games you go see:
    • Denver @ Loyola on 4/13
    • Johns Hopkins @ Maryland on 4/13
    • Army @ Navy on 4/13
    • Games you can watch:
      • Cornell vs. Syracuse 4/10 on ESPNU and ESPN3
      • Virginia vs. Duke 4/12 on ESPNU and ESPN3
      • John Hopkins vs. Maryland 4/13 on ESPNU and ESPN3
      • Georgetown vs. Notre Dame 4/14 on ESPNU and ESPN3
      • Lehigh vs. Bucknell  4/12 on ULive
      • Drexel vs. UMass 4/13 on ULive
      • Ohio State vs. Michigan 4/13 on ULive
      • Cornell vs. Lafayette 4/13 on ULive


  • Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) played twice week, picking up an 11-7 win over Oneonta, but dropping a 7-6 decision to Bates.  Sellers had a ground ball in the Oneonta game.
  • Dickinson (Marek Laco ’09) continued their winning ways, downing Haverford 9-8.
    • Dickinson is ranked #2 in the USLIA Coaches’ D-III Poll this week.
    • Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) beat Swarthmore 12-6.  Wes was 2 for 5 at the faceoff X.

This coming week—D-III’s one Bears vs. Bears match as Gettysburg hosts Dickinson on Wednesday.

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