Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 10

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 9

Charlie Schnider scored the game’s first goal and then went on to contribute 3 assists for the Stags. Fairfield jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but then Bucknell rallied to tie things up at 5 at halftime. The second half saw the score either tied or either team holding leads of a single goal. Fairfield had a good scoring chance with 4 seconds left, but a great save by the Bucknell goalie preserved the win.


Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 9

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 13

Charlie contributed 2 goals and an assist in Fairfield’s win over Colgate. The Stags built a substantial lead with two runs of 5 goals and then held on to withstand Colgate’s run of 5 goals in a 7 minute span in the fourth quarter.


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

Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 17

Will Laco scored one goal for the Quakers and brother Peter took one shot. However, the potent Tiger offense proved too much for Penn each team’s first Ivy League contest.


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

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 9

Colgate used a 5 goal run over that covered a 14 minute period that spanned the 3rd and 4th quarters to take the lead over the Big Red. Marshall Peters’ defensive pressure led to an errant pass, creating a turnover which eventually resulted in Cornell’s tying the game up with a minute left in regulation. After the teams traded possessions in overtime, Cornell found the back of the net to rescue a win.


Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 10—3 OT

Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) 9

Early on this looked like an easy win for the Big Red as the jumped out to a8-2 lead early in the second quarter, including a 5 goal burst during a three minute span in the second quarter, but the Quakers clamped down as scored 7 of the game’s next 8 goals to force overtime. Will Laco contributed a key goal, tying things up at 9. Both Cornell and Penn had man-up opportunities in regulation after Will’s goal, but both were denied. Penn started the first overtime with possession as a technical foul carried over from regulation, but couldn’t take advantage. Cornell finally netted the winner 1:40 into the third overtime period.


Marshall Peters scored one goal, got three ground balls and caused two turnovers for the Big Red. Cornell is now 2-0 in Ivy League play while Penn drops to 0-2.


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 7

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 6

Patrick contributed two assists as Navy picked up a key Patriot League win. Navy stifled Colgate’s offense for most of the game, but the Raiders took advantage of some late Navy penalties to pull within one, but they couldn’t close the gap.


Navy is now 4-1 in the Patriot League while Colgate drops to 2-2.


Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 16-OT

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 15

Nobody heads for the exits early at UVA games this year. Virginia and Hopkins swapped three goal runs and three goal leads in the first half, finishing the first 30 minutes tied at 6. In the second half, neither team led by more than 2 goals and the score was tied 7 times. UVA need 2 goals in the last minute and one half plus a 1 minute man-up opportunity to force the tie. That EMO carried over into the overtime period, allowing UVA to avoid a faceoff. Virginia never surrendered the ball in overtime and netted the winner 1:31 into the overtime period.


Justin took the majority of UVA’s faceoffs in the game, but won 8 of 24 faceoffs. Jack Falk’s athleticism has been a real benefit to UVA’s clearing game this year.




Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 15

Holy Cross 6

Bucknell had two strong runs-one of 6 goals and another for 5—to post an easy win over Patriot League rival Holy Cross.


Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 10–OT

Brown 9

The Bison handed Brown their first loss of the season in a game of traded runs. Brown broke out first with a 5 goal run, Bucknell answered back with 6 straight, only to see Brown post another 4 consecutive goals. Bucknell scored the game’s last 3, including the game winner with 2:15 left in overtime.


Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 9

Boston University 11

Boston U scored the last three goals for a come-from-behind win. Bucknell is now 3-2 in the Patriot League


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

Yale 7

Cornell outscored Yale 9-3 in the second half as the Big Red handed the Eli their first loss of the season. Marshall had 2 ground balls for Cornell.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 12

Rutgers 17

Rutgers dominated scoring in the second and third quarters.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 12

Manhattan 5

Delaware opened the game with 7 straight goals to coast to a win over the still winless Manhattan Jaspers.


Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 6

St. Joseph’s 14


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 9

St. John’s 10

St. John’s scored the game’s last 4 goals to take the lead. The teams were scoreless over the last 13:26 of the game as repeated saves and turnovers moved the ball up and down the field but never into the goal.


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 9

Michigan 7

Hank took one shot for the Dragons.


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 11

UMass-Lowell 5


Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 11

Villanova 4

After starting their season with 4 one goal losses in their first six games, Fairfield has now put together a 3 game winning streak, outscoring their opponents by a total of 35 to 18. Charlie scored Fairfield’s first goal, the first of an 8 goal run, and contributed 2 assists. Charlie is on the Stags’ first midfield.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 10

Canisius 4

Eight second half goals by the Statesmen sealed the win.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 6

Towson 9

After being shut out for the first two quarters, Hobart found their offense in the second half, but not enough to overcome the 5 goal advantage that Towson built over the game’s first 30 minutes.


Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 7–OT

Bryant 6

Hobart picks up a win in its first Northeast Conference game.


Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 18

Robert Morris 13

In a high scoring game, one might conclude that both goalies had poor outings, but both teams put about three quarters of their shots on goal so the games’ 31 goals were nearly matched by 28 saves with the Jacksonville goalie totaling a few more than the RMU net minder.


Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 8



Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 8

Richmond 17

With the win over VMI and loss to Richmond, Jacksonville is 1-1 in the Southern Conference.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 10

Syracuse 13

Hopkins sought a big win after a couple of tough losses, but their trip to the Dome ended in another loss as the Orange scored the games’ last three goals.


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 18

Lafayette 4

Navy unloaded a salvo of scoring in the first half, scoring 7 goals in each of the first and second periods. Patrick contributed 2 goals and 3 assists for the Middies.


Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 13

Lehigh 12

Patrick (#23) posted another 2 goal, 3 assist game as Navy picked up an important Patriot League win over Lehigh.

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Patrick is Navy’s leading points man with 8 goals (# 5 on the team) and 20 assists (# 1 on the team).


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

Rutgers 11

Princeton and Rutgers met for the 93rd time to contest for the Meistrell Cup, named after Harlan Meistrell who revived the lacrosse programs at Rutgers (1920) and Princeton (1921) after both schools had dropped their lacrosse teams in the late 1800’s.


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

Yale 10

Yale scored the game’s last three goals to make things tight, but the Tigers held on for the win. Princeton is now 2-0 in Ivy League play while drops to 0-2.


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)10

Georgetown 18


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)17

Sacred Heart 21


Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)18

UMass-Lowell 10

The Catamounts win their first America East Conference game.

Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 15

St. Joseph’s 14

UVA had to rally late to overcome St Joe’s. Jason had a good night at the X, winning 11 of 17 faceoffs for the ‘Hoos. Jack Falk continues to log field time as a defensive middie.


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

Notre Dame 11

UVA spotted Notre Dame a seven goal lead but closed with a furious rally. However, the Irish were able to keep UVA off the score board for the last 3 minutes of the game to lock up the win. Jason had another good outing as a FOGO, winning 12 of 21 faceoffs and gathering up 4 ground balls. Jack attempted one shot in transition for UVA


Updated D-I Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches  

IL Media

Cornell 6 7 7
Virginia 8 8 8
Princeton 10 9 10
Johns Hopkins 16 19 20
Bucknell V 20 V
Navy V V V
Drexel V
Fairfield V V V




Just one of Bears Vs. Bears games this coming week:


Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) hosts Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11)






Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 8-OT

Widener 7

Widener steadily ate into Dickinson’s early lead, leading to a back-and-forth 4th quarter. Widener managed to extend the game by tying the score with just 4 seconds left in regulation. Dickinson won the OT faceoff and converted the winning goal a mere 9 seconds into overtime to settle things. Austin had 3 shots for the Red Devils


Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 11

Nazareth 13

Dickinson’s fast finish was not enough to offset Nazareth’s fast start. Austin had one assist for Dickinson.


Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 9

Lynchburg 14

Austin took 2 shots in Dickinson’s loss to #10 ranked Lynchburg.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 11

Utica 6

Sellers had a solid game for Hamilton recording 5 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 8

Bowdoin 12

Sellers was credited with one ground ball and one caused turnover in Hamilton’s loss to Bowdoin.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 12

Western Connecticut 8

Hamilton played this game and the two following in Florida and the team’s website has few details on the games. Sellers has been starting on defense for Hamilton this year.


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 17

Keene State 10


Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 12

Amherst 13


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 10

Washington College 5

Tommy had a big game for the Battlin’ Bishops, scoring 2 goals and dishing out 3 assists.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 20

Oberlin 3

Tommy had a goal on seven shots in OWU’s season opener in the North Coast Conference.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 10

Kenyon 7

Tommy had a goal on 4 shots plus 2 ground balls as the Battlin’ Bishops remained undefeated.


Updated D-III Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches IL Media Poll
Ohio Wesleyan 8 6 6


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