Landon 8 Bullis 7

Playing an IAC rival at their stadium on a Friday night is a tough situation for the visitors. Bullis is a good team with some big time recruits. Those are advantages hard to overcome, but the Bears did, 8-7.

The first offset came from the Landon fans. They arrived altogether before game time. Both in numbers and volume, the Black Clad Boisterous Bears were better than the White Shirted Bulldogs. Those were Bears! It was a Bear House by virtue of their support

The next plus for the visitors was the reappearance of seniors Taylor Valencia at attack and Garrett Fellows at middie plus junior middies Jack Falk and Austin Petty. The offensive dynamics of those added guns were seen in the scorebook.

The Bulldogs were 1st on the scoreboard with a Drew Peckevitch unassisted goal at 9:32 of the 1st period. The Bears matched that tally when LSM Marshall Peters jetted down the field on a clear and deposited the ball past the Bulldog goalie @3:51.

END OF 1ST PERIOD BEARS 1 BULLDOGS 1 

Early in the next twelve minute segment, Robby Dunigan dodged from behind  and hit Taylor Valencia cutting up top scoring @10:15 to take a lead. . Six minutes later, oe Stukey fed Mitchell Goldberg to equalize the numbers on the scoreboard at 8:35 Kyle Nemeroff fed Steve Shollenberger 24 seconds later to create some home team momentum.

The Bears fan cheered hard and their enthusiasm helped fight this advantage. At 2:52 Sam Gansler found Sean O’Brien for Landon’s 3rd goal. Soon thereafter, Austin Petty used his strength to put his team ahead @ 1:13. The visitors got possession and used a timeout to set up a play–  Garrett Fellows  made a great pass to Taylor V  who buried a shot from the crease @ 0:10. 

HALFTIME BEARS 5 BULLDOGS 3 

The coaches used the intermission to reset their defenses and there was only one goal—by Sean @ 8:56.  

Landon benefitted from great play by goalie Hunter Sells, backed by long poles (all in numerical order) —Michael Rhoads, aforementioned Marshall, Trey Lundelius, Andrew Mitchell, Connor Lynch and Kolby Williams plus SSDMs Leo Falcone and Brandon Johnson as well as the ever present two way middies (in addition to the Middies already mentioned) Jason Murphy (who was strong at X), Riley McTague and Robby Dunigan. The Bulldogs have a number of shooters and the number of shots on goal (18) were substantially less than total the balls fired (36), many launched into the stratosphere due to great checks by the Bear D. 

END OF 3rd PERIOD BEARS 6 BULLDOGS 3 

The last quarter was a different story. The Bulldogs chipped the margin with a Greg Lovegrove to Nemeroff goal at 10:21. Sean found Taylor V (for his 3rd goal)@ 6:13 for an EMO score. Nemeroff narrowed the margin to two goals at 4:10. The Bulldogs decided by two goals and about a minute left to have their goalie come out of the crease to double team the Bear player with the ball. Great theory, bad execution for the doubled player (Robby Dunigan) moved the ball to Sean, who beat his man to score and make the score @ 0:54. That added goal was the winning margin as the Bulldogs scored at 0:25 (Peckevitch) and at 0:11 (recorded the wrong player number in my notes).

FINAL SCORE BEAR 8 BULLDOGS 7 

STATISTICS 

Landon Scoring

Player              goals       assists

Valencia          3

O’Brien            3              1

Peters              1

Petty                1

Dunigan                          1

Gansler                            1

Fellows                            1

Saves

Player              saves

Sells                        11

Bullis               5

Ground balls

Landon    24

3 GBs each

O’Brien

Falk

Dunigan

Rhoads

Bullis       21

Shots

Landon    23

Bullis        36

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR”AWARD

TAYLOR VALENCIA

3 GOALS 3 GBs

REMEMBER MONDAY’S GAME @ POTOMAC (4:30pm), coached by Cabell Maddux who has scouted Landon and who has pointed his team to Beat Landon as their season

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