BEAR LAX TRAX FAX by John Nichols

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Bucknell (Sam McDonough C ’10) romped over Lafayette 13-1. Sam had a groundball for the Bison on senior day.

SamLSam on Senior Day 2010










SamBSam on Senior Day 2014








• Colgate (Robby Dunigan ’13) downed Holy Cross 11-9.
• Cornell (Joe Paoletta ’10, Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13) dropped a pair of games this week. Big Red dropped a 14-9 decision to Syracuse and then lost an overtime thriller to Hofstra 10-9. While the Big Red struggled, Joe went on a scoring binge. Joe had 4 goals against Syracuse and 2 against Hofstra while Marshall had a total of 6 ground balls this week. This year, Cornell won their first nine games scoring in double digits in each game. Over the last three games, they have suffered three losses while scoring 9 goals in each game.
• Delaware (Phil Pena ’13, Taylor Valencia ’13) lost to St. Joseph’s 12-9.
• Denver (Harrison Archer ’10) beat St. Johns 16-9. Harrison had four shots and one ground ball for the Pioneers.
• Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) downed UMass 13-9.
• Furman (Connor Lynch ’13) picked up the first win for their program, downing VMI 13-12 in double overtime. Furman scored the last two goals of regulation to extend the game, had several shots in the closing seconds of the first overtime period and then cashed in about one minute into the second overtime period.
• Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) lost to Lehigh 12-3 in a non-conference match-up.
• Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09) had split results this week. The Golden Eagles fell to Notre Dame 12-7 but bounced back to beat Providence 7-6. Cullen was 1-for-3 on faceoffs in the Providence game. Against Providence, Marquette was up 7-3 in the third quarter but gave up 3 straight goals and had to force a stalemate over the last 7 minutes of the game to walk away with the win.
• Maryland (Kellen Miller ’11) faced Johns Hopkins in a historic rivalry game. The Blue Jays got the win over the Terrapins, 11-6.
• Navy (Matt Morrison C ’09, Patrick Keena ’11) lost to Army 14-7 in one of the great rivalries that spans all sports.
• Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) beat Harvard 8-7 to drop Harvard back into a tie for first in the Ivy League with Cornell.
• Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) picked up a pair of wins this week, first downing a tough Lehigh team 10-9 in double overtime, then picking up an Ivy League win over Dartmouth 13-10. In the Lehigh game, the Tigers extended the game by scoring with a mere 2 seconds left in regulation. Jack had two caused turnovers in the game and brother Mark had two ground balls. Princeton got Justin Murphy back at the X for the Dartmouth game and saw immediate improvement in the face off game. Justin was 16-for-26 on faceoffs with four ground balls and one goal.
• UVA (Mike Rhoads ’13) lost to Duke (again) 17-15.
• Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ’96) lost to Binghamton 9-6.

April 14 D-I Polls USLIA Coaches Poll Warrior Media Poll Quint’s Top 20 Lax Power Forum Poll
Maryland 5 7 9 6
Denver 3 3 5 4
Cornell 12t 12 13 11
Virginia 9 10 7 9
Penn 10 9 10 10
Princeton 14 14 14 14
Drexel 18t V 15 20
Colgate NR 18 NR V
Ohio State NR NR 17 V
Marquette NR NR NR NR
Bucknell NR NR NR NR
Delaware NR NR NR NR
V: received votes
NR: not ranked
This coming week:
• This week’s Bears vs. Bears game features Georgetown (Alex Joyce ’12) vs. Marquette (Cullen Cassidy ’09).
• Princeton (Brian Reilly ’09, Jack Strabo C ’10, Justin Murphy ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) plays Harvard in a game that Princeton needs to win to improve their chances of making the Ivy League tournament.

Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) and Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) met in the year’s second D-III Bears vs. Bears match. The Red Devils downed the Bullets 12-7. Wes had one ground ball for Gettysburg and Austin had two for Dickinson.

• Colby College (Sam Lamson ’12)
• The Mules got their best win of the season, downing Bowdoin 11-7.
• Then lost 10-7 to Williams.
• Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10)
• lost to Centennial Conference leader Washington College 16-12. Austin had 3 ground balls.
• Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10)
• bounced back from the loss to Dickinson to down Ursinus 10-4. Wes was 1-for-2 on faceoffs with 2 ground balls.
• The Bullets are ranked 20th in the USLIA D-III Coaches’ poll this week.
• Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12)
• Beat Williams 9-6. Sellers had three ground balls and two caused turnovers for the game.
• Lost to Connecticut College 13-10 with Sellers picking up 3 ground balls and creating one turnover.
• Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11)
• Picked up wins over DePauw (16-2) and Wooster (13-5). Tommy got a ton of shots (13 across the two games) but didn’t find the nets in either game.
• This coming week Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) faces a tough test against undefeated North Coast Conference Rival Denison.
• Gettysburg (Wes Lincoln ’10) faces a similar tough task as they take on Washington College.


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