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by John Nichols

 

D-I

BEARS vs BEARS

  • Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) faced Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13) in the second Patriot League game for both teams.  Colgate hung on for the 9-8 win in a game that was closely contested throughout.
  • Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) traveled to Philly to face Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13).  These two teams each had lost to Duke earlier this season, Penn by 3 goals and Denver by 4.  Denver raced out to a 5-1 lead in the first quarter, but the Quakers clawed their way back into the game, taking the second quarter 5 to 2, to pull within 1 of the Pioneers at the half.  Penn scored four of the game’s last five goals to pull out the 12-10 win.  Harrison had 1 assist and 1 ground ball.

Other games:

  • Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) is making a strong case for the #1 national ranking.  Over successive weeks, the Terrapins have posted decisive wins over last year’s NCAA Champs (Duke) and runner-up (Syracuse).  Maryland put together a run of 7 straight goals, holding Duke scoreless for a 25 minute stretch.
  • Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) picked up a pair of wins this week, downing Binghamton 14-8 Tuesday and Michigan 15-14 in overtime.  Joe had a productive week for the Red, starting both games, recording a goal and three assists in the Binghamton game and one goal and one assist against Michigan. Marshall Peters continues to start on D for Cornell, scooping up 4 ground balls and creating 4 turnovers across the two games.
  • Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) won one and lost one this week.  The Tigers downed Manhattan 14-8 on Tuesday, then fell to Johns Hopkins 15-9.  Justin continues to be a force at the X, winning 8 of 12 faceoffs and recording 6 ground balls against Manhattan and then scoring a goal after another clean face off win against Hopkins while going 11 for 23 at the X.  Jack scored a goal and picked up an assist in the Manhattan game.  In the Hopkins game Jack was felled by a hard, unnecessary high hit but came back later in the game and doesn’t appear to have suffered any longer term ill effects from the hit.  Unfortunately, the Tigers could not take advantage of the 2 minute full time penalty that resulted from the hit.
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Justin beats the Blue Jay X man

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Jack on D

  • Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) picked up a win over Marist.  Cullen was 13 for 27 on faceoffs and had four ground balls and one caused turnover.
  • Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) downed St. Joseph’s 14-4.
  • Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) dropped an 11-10 overtime game against Villanova on Tuesday but bounced back to down Robert Morris 18-12 on Saturday.
  • Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) let loose with the heavy artillery against Holy Cross, winning 21-12.  Patrick had one goal and three assists for the Midshipmen.
  • UVA (Mike Rhoads ’13) picked up a pair of wins this week, downing Mount Saint Mary’s 14-6 and Syracuse 17-12.
  • Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) also won two this week, downing Dartmouth 13-8 and Boston U. 13-9.
  • Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) fell to Hofstra 9-8 in overtime.
  • Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11, Charlie Schnider ’12) fell to Penn State, 11-8.  Luke had one ground ball and one caused turnover.
  • Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) downed Villanova 11-9.
  • Furman (Connor Lynch ’13) fell to Bellarmine 13-7
March 3 D-I Polls

USLIA Coaches Poll

Warrior Media Poll

Quint’s Top 20

Lax Power Forum Poll

Maryland

1

1

1

1

Virginia

2

2

2

2

Penn

14

13

12

11

Denver

12

12

13

13

Princeton

13

14

14

14

Cornell

15

15

19

15t

Ohio State

V

19

18

20

Marquette

NR

NR

20

NR

Bucknell

V

NR

NR

V

Colgate

V

V

17

V

Drexel

17

18

16

18

Delaware

NR

V

NR

V

 

This coming week:

 

Bears vs. Bears:

UVA (Michael Rhoads ’13) travels to Ithaca to face Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10 Marshall Peters ’13) in this week’s only BvB tilt.  This game can be viewed on the Ivy League Digital Network.

 

Other games of interest:

  • Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) hosts Lehigh in a key Patriot League game.
  • Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) has another tough draw, facing Notre Dame in Costa Mesa, CA as part of the Pacific Coast Shootout.
  • Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) faces North Carolina at 5:30PM on Friday.  The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.
  • Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) hosts Harvard in a game you can go see.  This game will also be carried on CBS Sports’ ULive website.

D-III

Colby College (Sam Lamson ’12)

  • The Colby College White Mules kicked off their 2014 season with a 14-4 win over Trinity.  Sam was 7 for 8 on faceoffs and gathered up 4 ground balls.
  • With the addition of Sam and Colby to our coverage universe, we pick up another D-III Bears vs. Bears battle as Colby face Hamilton this coming week.

Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10)

  • Dickinson fell to a highly regarded foe, Cabrini.  The Red Devils, ranked #6 in the USLIA D-III poll going into the game, lost to Cabrini, the #7 ranked D-III, team by a score of 19-9.  Austin, who is in the starting line up his first season at Dickinson, fired 2 shots in the game in addition to recording a ground ball and a caused turnover.
  • On Saturday, Dickinson fell to Montclair State 14-11.  Austin had 2 shots and a ground ball in the loss.  Dickinson won the game in nearly every statistical category, but was stymied by a great performance in goal as the Montclair State goalie stopped 20 of the 31 shots Dickinson put on goal.
  • Dickinson is ranked #15 in this week’s Warrior Media Poll for D-III.
  • Dickinson travels to #13 Roanoke for their next game this coming Saturday

Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10)

  • The Bullets downed Goucher 17-6 on Wednesday.  Wes had 5 ground balls and was 6-for-7 on faceoffs.
  • On Saturday, Gettysburg took on perennial D-III power Salisbury.  The Bullets fell to the Seagulls 11-9.
  • Gettysburg is ranked #16 in this week’s Warrior Media Poll for D-III.
  • Gettysburg faces #11 Lynchburg this coming Saturday

Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12)

  • Hamilton dropped their season opener to Wesleyan on Saturday, 12-11. Hamilton outscored Wesleyan 4-2 in the fourth period to force overtime but Wesleyan scored with a mere 4 seconds left in overtime to pull out the win.  Sellers got the start on defense for the Continentals, recording one ground ball and one caused turnover.
  • Hamilton plays Nazareth on Wednesday and then will face Colby College on Saturday in the first of this year’s two D-III Bears vs. Bears matches.

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Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler C ’11)

  • The Battlin’ Bishops picked up the first of their two wins this week, downing St. Vincent 14-4.  Tommy scored three goals and contributed 2 assists in the win.
  • OWU then beat Aurora 7-5 with Tommy scoring one goal and dishing out 3 assists.

 

March 3 D-III Polls

USLIA Coaches Poll

Warrior Media Poll

Lax Power Forum Poll

Gettysburg

16

16

11

Dickinson

15

15

13

Ohio Wesleyan

V

13

V

Colby College

V

NR

NR

 

THIS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 9, OHIO WESLEYAN WILL FACE SALISBURY AT TRIPLETT FIELD/BORDLEY STADIUM.  COME CHEER ON TOMMY AND THE BATTLING BISHOPS

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