Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols




Bears vs. Bears

Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13 (red-shirted?) , Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 14

Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 10


Drexel got out of the box hot, scoring the first three goals of the game. Then the onslaught of snow and UVA’s offense took hold. Coming off an extended half time break due to the need to clear snow off of the field, the ‘Hoos came out hot and put the game away in the third quarter. Jason Murphy saw more action at the X, winning 4 of 5 face-offs and gathering up one ground ball. Jack Falk also got one ground ball in his first NCAA D-I action. Hank Brown contributed to the Dragon’s offense taking two shots and getting one ground ball.


Maryland (Kellen Miller ‘11) 8

Navy (Patrick Keena ‘11) 1


With all of the shifting in schedules associated with Maryland’s move to the Big Ten, this game that has traditionally been played later in the season moved into February this year. Maryland’s defense clamped down on Navy’s offense, shutting the Mids out until the third quarter. Patrick got off two shots.


Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 10

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96) 8


Vermont hasn’t beaten Colgate since 2011, but this year’s result is the closest game since then.




Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 11

Bryant 5


Sean O’Brien recorded one shot as the Bison evened their record to 1-1.


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14 ) 6

Syracuse 14


Marshall did what he could to get the Big Red offense clicking with one assist and Jack Bolen saw his action in his first D-I contest.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 3

Ohio State 10


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 9

Holy Cross 10


Charlie started in his first game for Fairfield after transferring from Ohio State last year. He recorded one assist and took 3 shots for the Stags.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 12

Siena 8


Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘13) 4

Army 20


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 5

Towson 7


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 13

Villanova 10


A surprising 1-1 week for the Blue Jays.



Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) 10



Will and Peter Laco both started for Penn in their season opener. The Quakers got off to a good start with Will taking 3 shots (2 on goal) and Peter taking one. Both brothers had one ground ball as well.


Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 14

Manhattan 4


Mark had one ground ball for the Tiger defense.


Pre-Season Rankings:





LaxPower Forum Inside Lacrosse Media
Johns Hopkins 9 9 9
Maryland 7 7 7
Virginia 6 6 5
Cornell 10 10 11
Penn 15 12 12
Drexel 19 20
Princeton 18 20


This Coming Week:


We have two Bears vs. Bears games this coming week—Navy (Patrick Keena ‘11) faces Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) in the first Patriot League game for each and Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14 ) travels to Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14).




Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 17

Augustana 4


Tommy kicked off the 2015 with typical good offensive production—2 goals on 3 shots plus an assist.


Washington and Lee (Mike Rallo ’14) 9

Christopher Newport 13


This coming week, Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10), Beloit (Stephen Bauer ’14) have their first games of thee 2015 season.



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