Landon Lacrosse 11 Bullis 4

It’s tough beating an opponent more than once; they probably picked up some of your tactics in the 1st game (a 9-4 Bears win). It’s tougher beating a rival twice in the same season; the emotion behind the underdog builds after each match. It’s extremely winning an IAC Semi Final; for so much is on the line. That triple hurdle was cleared today as the Bears beat the Bulldogs 11-4.

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The visitors’ initial emotional surge was evident when they scored at 9:16. The response from the home team was thrice the measure with unassisted goals by Rob Adkins @ 8:24, Zac Buller @ 6:05 and Jack Bolen @ 1:03 (two alley dodges sandwich a nice bounce shot).

 

The Bullis offense was frustrated by an aggressive Landon D with lots of doubling, jumps from the blind sides and good Caused Turnovers by LSMs Brandon Johnson and Tray Lundelius and the Long Poles—Paul Padalino, Drew Firstenberg, Landon McKenzie and Tom Evans. The Bulldogs sharpshooters could not beat Bear Goalie Hunter Sells, who had 9 saves, many of them early on.

END OF 1ST PERIOD BEARS 3 BULLDOGS 1

The boys from Potomac narrowed the margin to +1 with an EMO goal scored on a broken clear at 9:35. The home boys found a scoring machine with two consecutive Sean O’Brien to Colton Rupp plays @ 7:47 and @ 6:05.

HALFTIME SCORE BEARS 5 BULLDOGS 2

Maybe it was the stirring Coach Bordley speech, maybe it was adjustments to the O and/or D or maybe it is the deeper Bear roster, but whatever it was the 3rd Quarter was all Landon. Zac Buller fed Sean O’Brien for a sizzling low-to-high shot which hit the goal corner @ 10:59. Jack Bolen initiated a midfield play with a passto Sam Lynch for goal @ 4:02. Nate Buller added a lacrosse verb to the writer’s vocabulary when he “buller dodged” hi Bulldog opponent @ 2:40. A minute later, there was a Bear shot which the Bullis goalie could not control. The ball ended up on the ground feet from the crease, where a battle for the ball ensued. True to his hockey training, Colton controlled the ball/puck and shot a classic hockey garbage goal @1:48

END OF 3RD PERIOD BEARS 9 BULLDOGS 2

Landon extended its lead with an EMO goal @ 10:58 a Nate beautiful pass to Colton @10:58.

In a typical Bordley tactic, he unleashed a bunch of Bears with Max Menkes, Koko Avedisian, Mike Rallo, Leo Falcone, Justin Conner, Kennedy Dunn, Andrew Fowler and Will Amoroso , among others unleashed on the visitors. The Bulldogs scored on a scrum after a face-off at 10:44 and an EMO (2 man advantage goal) at 3:47.

Zac finished the Bears’ scoring @3:38 to stem any momentum from the penalty.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 11 BULLDOGS 4

 

KHARI BATEN “THAT’S A BEAR” AWARD

(in numerical order)

Colton Rupp               4 goals

Hunter Sells      9 saves

Riley Mc Tague          4 GBs

Jarrett Witzel               9/15 at the X

Landon McKenzie               3CTs, 1 GB

 

 

 

BEAT PREP

 

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  1. One big win down! Any word yet on the time for the final (at Prep I assume)? Based on past years is it likely to be day or night?

    Thanks.

    • Thanks. See you there? I’ll be the guy in the Navy ’69 ballcap on the sideline shooting for Inside Lacrosse.

  2. 1pm at Prep.

  3. I’ll be at the scorers’ table in orange and brown. If college gear it would be Princeton lax ’69 (manager).


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