Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 10

Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 8


Colgate scored the first four goals of the game then Bucknell scored the next five. Colgate withstood the loss of their starting goalie-Brendan Burke, last year’s Patriot League Rookie of the Year and a Bullis grad—an rallied for the win.


Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 16

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 15


The Tigers jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter only to see the Blue Jays rally back, tying the game at 10 midway through the third period. The teams traded leads until Princeton tied it up at 15 with just 7 seconds remaining in regulation. The Tigers dominated possession in overtime and, with the help of a couple of Hopkins penalties, cashed in with just over a minute remaining in overtime.


Mark Strabo continues to be sidelined by an injury, his absence noted by the ESPN announcers. He did get in some quality family time, though, while in Baltimore.











Other Games


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 17

Binghamton 10


Cornell picked up their second win of the season and Marshall had four ground balls and two caused turnovers.


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14)16

Albany 9


Cornell and Albany went down to Dallas to play in the Patriot Cup and to escape the cold and snow of upstate New York. Unfortunately, Dallas welcomed them with cold and snow. Tyler Nichols ’10, a new resident of Dallas, cheered his fellow Bears on from the sidelines. Cornell’s defense stifled Albany’s potent, creative offense to earn the 16-7 win. Marshall had one shot and two ground balls for Cornell


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 11

Mt. Saint Mary’s 10


Delaware gave up the first three goals of the game but built a lead with a five goal run that spanned the end of the first quarter to early in the third, then another four goal run in the third in just 3:20 of game time. Mt. Saint Mary’s scored the game’s last three goals, but came up one short.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 4

Villanova 10



Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 11

Villanova 14


Villanova scored the four straight goals in the fourth period to salt away a game which had been tied at 10 after three quarters. Hank had an assist and two ground balls.


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 3

Maryland 12

Drexel scored the first two and the last goal of the game, but the Terrapins put up 12 straight in the middle to romp over the Dragons. Hank had two ground balls.


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 9

Stony Brook 10


Stony Brook jumped out to a 5-1 lead after one quarter and held on to win. Charlie had one goal and one assist.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 11

Binghamton 10


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 7

Holy Cross 6


Patrick assisted on the game winning goal as Navy evened their Patriot League record to 1-1.


Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) 7

Maryland 11


Will took one shot and Peter took two as the Quakers came up short against the Terrapins.


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

Penn State 14


Peter had one goal and one assist for Penn in the loss as Penn State scored the last three goals to cement the win.


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96) 7

Boston U. 15


The Catamounts early season struggles continue.


Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 9

Syracuse 15


The ‘Hoos got run over by a big orange truck in the first half. They made a better game of it for the second half, but it was not enough to make up for the early deficit. Jason was 3 for 13 on faceoffs. Jack Falk is pictured on defense, below.

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Updated Rankings:

Quint’s Top 20 LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches IL Media
Cornell 6 7 8 7
Virginia 7 9 7 7
Princeton 11 10 11 10
Johns Hopkins 18 16 17 17
Colgate 15 18 18 18
Penn v v 20
Drexel v v
Bucknell v
Navy v




Lots of Bears Vs. Bears games this week:

  • Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) travels to Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14)
  • Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) visits Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14)
  • Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) hosts Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14)
  • Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) plays at Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14)




Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 15

Saint Mary’s 8


Austin had one goal and one assist after returning to action having recovered from a knee injury. Check out the video link in Sandy’s Sunday update to see his goal and hear is comments on Dickinson lacrosse.


Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 8

Montclair State 9


Austin got another assist plus 3 ground balls, but the Red Devils dropped to 1-2 for the 2015 season.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 8

Wesleyan 9


Sellers got the start in Hamilton’s season opener. Wesleyan scored the last two goals in regulation to tie the score then scored the game winner in the closing seconds of overtime.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 10

Otterbein 7


Tommy had one assist for OWU as they improved to 2-0.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 15

Franklin & Marshall 8




Tommy had a goal and two assists in a game the Battling Bishops put on ice with an 8 goal run in the third period.

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