BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols

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Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 11

Mount St. Mary’s 12

The Bison suffered a tough loss against Mount St. Mary’s, the team’s third straight loss, as the Mount scored three unanswered goals in the final period. Sean scored twice for Bucknell, his first goals since the season opener.

 

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 12

Lehigh 8

Colgate started the season with four straight wins, only to lose the next four. With wins this week and last, the Raiders have a new win streak building. Colgate is one of four teams in the Patriot League with only 2 losses in conference play.

 

Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 9

Harvard 10

Harvard jumped out to an early lead and while Cornell battled back time and again to tie it up, the Big Red could not move out ahead of the Crimson. Cornell earned their last tie with just 40 seconds left in the game but Harvard scored right off of the ensuing faceoff and held on to win. Marshall had 3 ground balls and 1 caused turnover for Cornell.

 

Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 7

Towson 12

Philip took one shot for the Blue Hens in their second CAA loss.

 

Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 8

Hofstra 7

Hank dished out an assist on the game winner with just 4 seconds left in regulation.

 

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 10

U Masss 9

Charlie had one goal and one assist for the Stags. His assist accounted for Fairfield’s 9th goal and his goal the 10th which proved to be the winner as U Mass closed to within one with the game’s final two goals. Fairfield is tied with Towson atop the CAA standings and the two teams will meet this coming weekend.

 

Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 13

Sacred Heart 5

Hobart started the year with some losses to good teams (Cornell, Syracuse and Georgetown), then picked up two overtime wins against relatively weak conference opponents. This win over Sacred Heart puts them at the top of the Northeast Conference with a 3-0 record in conference play.

 

Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 6

High Point 9

Zac got off one shot and recorded one ground ball in Jacksonville’s loss to High Point.

 

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 12

Ohio State 15

Johns Hopkins’ struggles continue as the Blue Jays dropped to 1-1 in the Big Ten, 4-6 overall.

 

Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 7

Loyola 17

Navy lost a key Patriot League game which only further raises the stakes with this coming weekend’s match up with Army.

 

Penn (Will Laco ’11, Garrett Fellows ’13, Peter Laco ’13) 14

Brown 11

Penn halted its four game losing streak, handing Brown only their second loss of the season, their first lost in the Ivy League. Will took one shot for Penn.

 

Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 10

Stony Brook 13

 

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)10

Albany 20

 

Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 6

North Carolina 10

Jason Murphy continues to step up his face off game after some tough challenges at the start of the year. He’s moving up towards 50%, helped by this week’s 10 of 17 performance against the Tar Heels. Jack Falk had 2 ground balls, an area where the ‘Hoos have been deficient this year. Amazingly, this coming week’s game that pits UVA against Duke is essentially an ACC tournament elimination game as both teams are winless in ACC play.

 

Updated D-I Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches  

IL Media

Virginia 7 6 6
Cornell 8 10 10
Princeton 14 14 18
Johns Hopkins 20t V V
Fairfield 20t 20 20
Hobart V
Navy V V V
Colgate V V
Drexel V
Penn V

 

LaxPower Tournament Bid Probabilities

Cornell 100%
Virginia 100%
Princeton 57%
Johns Hopkins 35%
Navy 34%
Hobart 27%
Fairfield 25%
Colgate 24%
Drexel 18%
Jacksonville 11%
Vermont 8%
Delaware 8%
Bucknell 8%
Penn 5%

Probabilities are based on LaxPower’s estimate of each team’s likelihood of winning their conference automatic qualifier bid or an at large bid. There are 10 AQ’s this year and 8 at-large bids.

 

THIS COMING WEEK:

 

Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) and Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) meet in the only Bears Vs. Bears game this coming week.

 

D-III

 

Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 9

Haverford 7

After four straight losses, the Red Devils found the winning way again. Austin had 2 shots and 2 ground balls for Dickinson.

Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 8

Middlebury 11

Sellers caused 3 turnovers for Hamilton.

Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 9

Trinity 8

Sellers picked up another caused turnover and 2 ground balls against Trinity.

Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 18

Wittenberg 4

Tommy scored 4 goals and got two ground balls as the high scoring Battlin’ Bishops remain undefeated.

Updated D-III Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches IL Media Poll
Ohio Wesleyan 4 4 4

 

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