BearLaxTraxFax for the two week period ending 3/31

by John Nichols

(apologies to John and the readers; WordPress has a mind of its own and did not follow all of John’s formatting; so it is not as clear as he created.)

Last Week:
• Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13) and Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) each played two BvB games last week.
o First, the Raiders and Cornell faced off in a non-conference match. Cornell remained undefeated, taking the contest 15-10. Joe scored a goal for Cornell and Marshall contributed an assist, 3 ground balls and a caused turnover. Marshall’s assist was his first point of his NCAA career.
o In the Raider’s second BvB contest, Colgate bounced back and got a big Patriot League win over Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) 10-7.
o Cornell played Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) in an Ivy League contest. The Big Red downed the Quakers, 17-9.
This Week:
• Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) hosted Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) in a Big East match. Denver blew things open in the fourth quarter, scoring 6 unanswered goals in just over six minutes to secure a 17-9 win. Harrison had one ground ball for the Pioneers
• Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) faced Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) in a Colonial Athletic Association game. Drexel built a six goal lead in the second quarter and held on for the 9-7 win. Hank took a pair of shots for the Dragons.
• Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) downed UVA (Mike Rhoads ’13) 9-6 in a key ACC match for both teams. The ‘Hoos held a two goal lead at the half, but Maryland dominated the second half, outscoring UVA 6-1 to take the game.

Other games:
• Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) picked up a pair of wins last week, first beating Brown 13-8, then beating the Boston U. Terriers 7-3. Sam had a ground ball and a caused turnover in the game against Brown.
This week, Bucknell played the Army Black Nights at West Point. The Bison fell 11-6. Sam had one shot and two caused turnovers in the game.
• Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13) fell to Loyola 10-8. Colgate had a one goal lead early in the third quarter, but the Greyhounds put together a four goal run to secure the win.
• Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) beat Dartmouth to remain the only undefeated team in D-I. Joe had two shots for the Big Red, Will got a turn in goal and Marshall had one ground ball.
• Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) beat to Towson 11-8 last week.
• Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) downed Rutgers 17-11. Harrison took a pair of shots for the Pioneers.
• Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) lost to Hofstra 11-9 last week then downed St. Joseph’s in a mid-week contest. Hank took four shots and had two ground balls for the Dragons.
• Furman (Connor Lynch ’13) fell to Duke 19-4 last week and lost 15-7 to High Point this week.
• Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) had a close contest with last week Loyola, falling 10-9 to the Greyhounds. The Hoyas had the lead late in the fourth quarter, but Loyola scored the final two goals of the game to pull out the win. In addition to their BvB game against Denver, the Hoyas played Villanova, falling 13-8.
• Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) fell to Villanova 10-8. Cullen picked up one ground ball for the Golden Eagles. Marquette bounced back, downing Rutgers 14-13 this week.
• Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) won one and lost one last week. The Terrapins made their way up to Ann Arbor to play future fellow Big Ten opponent, Michigan. Maryland handled the Wolverines with ease, 13-5. Maryland’s second game of the week saw them suffer their first loss of the season, falling 11-8 to ACC foe North Carolina.
• Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) downed Boston U. 13-7 this week. Patrick fired one shot for the Middies.
• Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11,) downed Bellarmine 10-7 last week. Luke had one ground ball for the Buckeyes.
This week, the Buckeyes had a pair of games. In their mid-week contest, OSU fell to Notre Dame 13-7, then recovered to beat Jacksonville 13-2 on Saturday.
• Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) picked up a key Ivy League win this week, downing Yale 6-5. Penn’s four goal run in the second half took them from 2 down to 2 up, setting up the win.
• Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) had split results last week, first downing Villanova 17-10. Jack had two ground balls and Justin had yet another strong showing at the X, winning 10 of 17 faceoffs and gathering up 7 ground balls. Mark contributed two ground balls and a caused turnover in the win. On Saturday, the Tigers fell to Ivy rival Yale, 16-15 in a game that was closely contested throughout. The Princeton coach noted that his team was deficient at the X due to Justin’s injury.
This week, Princeton dropped an Ivy League contest to Brown on Saturday, 11-10. Down by 5 early in the fourth quarter, the Tigers scored five in the fourth, but came up one short. Justin had one ground ball for Princeton.
• UVA (Mike Rhoads ’13) got back on the win track last week after suffering two big losses. UVA downed rival Johns Hopkins 11-10 in overtime to win back the Doyle Smith Cup. Here’s Mike Rhoads celebrating a UVA goal:









This week, in addition to the ‘Hoos BvB game against Maryland, UVA played VMI, coasting to to a 21-3 win. Mike Rhoads saw his first action of his D-I career for UVA.
• Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) beat Sacred Heart 13-9. Heading into their conference schedule, the Catamounts are working on one of their best seasons under Coach Curtis. This week, Vermont played Albany, but could not control the Thompsons, falling 20-9.




March 31 D-I Polls USLIA Coaches Poll Warrior Media Poll Quint’s Top 20 Lax Power Forum Poll
Maryland 4 4 3 4
Virginia 9 8t 9 9
Penn 13 15 11 11
Denver 6 6 7 6
Princeton 19 17 NR 17
Cornell 2 2 1 2
Ohio State NR NR NR V
Marquette NR NR NR NR
Bucknell NR NR NR NR
Colgate 16 19 12 19
Drexel V V 18 V
Delaware NR NR NR NR

This coming week:
• There is only one Bears vs. Bears contest this week as Ohio State (Luke Howard ’11,) heads east to face Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13).
• Colby College (Sam Lamson ’12)
• Last Week: Colby split their games this week, running over Southern Maine 20-3 then falling to Connecticut College 10-5.
• This Week: The Mules dropped two games this week. They played #1 ranked RIT in the first game of the week, falling 21-4. On Saturday, Colby dropped a 14-10 decision to Wesleyan. Sam was 2 for 3 on faceoffs and had one ground ball for the week.
• Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10)
• Last Week: lost to Dennison 9-6. Austin had 4 ground balls and a caused turnover for the Red Devils.
• This Week: Dickinson beat McDaniel 10-3 and fell to Ursinus 14-9. Austin had five shots and one ground ball against McDaniel and one shot and one ground ball in the Ursinus game.
• Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10)
• Last Week: The Bullets down Haverford 10-4
• This Week: Gettysburg won a pair of games this week, downing Widener 14-4 and Muhlenberg 18-4. Wes was 2-for-2 on faceoffs and was credited with 2 ground balls in the Muhlenberg game.
• Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12)
• Last Week: Hamilton had a busy week with three games on the schedule. The Continentals won games over Skidmore (16-3) and Keene State (12-10) but lost to Amherst 10-9. Sellers had 5 ground balls for the week.
• This Week: Hamilton fell to Bates 11-4. Sellers had 2 ground balls and a caused turnover in the game.
• Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler C ’11)
• Last Week: The Battling Bishops downed NCAC rival Oberlin 9-5, Tommy had a goal and three ground balls in the win.
• This Week: OWU let loose an offensive barrage against Hiram, resulting in a 25-1 victory. Tommy had 3 goals, an assist and three ground balls.

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