BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols

BEARS VS. BEARS

 

Drexel (Hank Brown ’12) 9

Delaware (Taylor Valencia ‘13, Philip Pena ‘13) 8

Drexel improves to 2-1 in the CAA while Delaware falls to 0-3 in conference play. Hank had 2 ground balls for the Dragons while both Taylor and Philip saw field time for the Blue Hens.

 

OTHER GAMES

 

Bucknell (Sean O’Brien ’14) 14

Lafayette 13

Bucknell gave up a four goal lead in the last 4 minutes of the game, but got the game winner with 23 seconds left in regulation. Sean had one shot and one ground ball for the Bison

 

Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 14

Holy Cross 13

Colgate remains one of the top teams in the CAA with another win, raising their conference record to 5-2, tied for second in the conference with Loyola

 

Cornell (Will Joyce ’10, Marshall Peters ’13, Jack Bolen ‘14) 12

Canisius 6

Will Joyce picked up a save and Marshall Peters had 2 ground balls for the Big Red in a mid-week, non-conference tilt.

 

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

Hofstra 5

The Big Red coasted in another non-conference game, in which Marshall Peters was a major force with 6 ground balls and 5 caused turnovers.

 

Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) 7

Towson 8

Charlie had one goal on three shots (all on goal) as the Stags lost their first conference game. His goal was the first of the game.

 

Hobart (Riley McTague ‘14) 7

Wagner 6

Hobart and St. Joseph’s are both sitting atop the Northeast Confernce with 4-0 records, but that will change with the teams meet this coming weekend.

 

Jacksonville (Zac Buller ‘14) 9

Bellarmine 17

 

Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 11—2 OT

Penn State 10

Hopkins picked up Big Ten win

 

Navy (Patrick Keena ’11) 10

Army 7

Patrick scores 2 of Navy’s 6 fourth quarter goals, including Navy’s 8th of the game which proved to be the game winner.

 

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

Harvard 9

Penn picked up their second straight Ivy League win over Harvard which was coming off of a big win over Cornell.

 

Princeton (Justin Murphy Undergrad Asst ’11, Mark Strabo ’12) 15

Lehigh 16

 

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

Dartmouth 5

Princeton got their Ivy League record back up to .500 (2-2) with key games with Cornell and Harvard over the next two weeks.

 

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis ‘96)11

UMBC 10

 

Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 8

Duke 15

Jason was 11 for 21 on faceoffs with 3 ground balls for the Wahoos who continue with their 2014 struggles against ACC opponents and multi-year struggles with Duke. UVA’s loss sets up a new Bears vs. Bears game as UVA will now play Penn.

 

 

 

Updated D-I Rankings:

LaxPower Forum USLIA Coaches  

IL Media

Virginia 9 9 10
Cornell 7 10 9
Princeton 17 19 20
Johns Hopkins V V V
Fairfield V V V
Hobart V
Navy 20 18 19
Colgate V V V
Drexel V
Penn V V

 

LaxPower Tournament Bid Probabilities

Cornell 100%
Virginia 100%
Navy 49%
Johns Hopkins 42%
Princeton 40%
Colgate 31%
Hobart 30%
Drexel 22%
Fairfield 22%
Penn 14%
Bucknell 13%
Vermont 13%
Jacksonville 5%
Delaware 3%

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 Fairfield (Charlie Schnider ’11) meet in the only Bears Vs. Bears game this coming week.

 

D-III

 

Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 5

Gettysburg 17

Dickinson lost to Gettysburg for the first time since 2010. Austin had one shot and one ground ball for the Red Devils.

 

Dickinson (Austin Dodson ’10) 9

Washington College 1

Austin took 4 shots, 3 on goal and gathered up 2 ground balls in the loss.

 

Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12) 10

Williams 6

Sellers had 2 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers as Hamilton improved to 4-4 in NESCAC play.

 

Hamilton (Sellers Garrett ’12)6

Tufts 25

Perennial NESCAC power Tufts put on an offensive show against Hamilton. Sellers had one ground ball.

 

Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 25

Wabash 1

Ohio Wesleyan continued their offensive show, but Tommy was limited to one shot.

 

Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 9

Denison 8

OWU and Denison have been the top teams in the NCAC and each year’s contest has been the critical measure of each program. The Battling Bishops built a 6-2 lead in the first half, with Tommy contributing 2 goals, but Denison came charging back. OWU got the game winner with just 19 seconds remaining in regulation.

Updated D-III Rankings:

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

 

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