Bear Lax Trax Fax 051015—NCAA Tourney Update by John Nichols


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch ‘14) 19

Virginia (Michael Rhoads ’13, Jason Murphy ’13, Brandon Johnson ’14, Jack Falk ‘14) 7

Johns Hopkins continued their late season surge. A team that just a few weeks ago looked like it could easily be on the outside looking in at tournament time has now become a contender to be taken seriously. Jason was 5-for-12 on faceoffs, finishing the year with a win percentage just over 50%. Both Jason and Jack had single shots on goal in the game.


The Blue Jays will now face #2 seed Syracuse in the quarterfinals




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

Albany 19

Albany and Cornell had met earlier in the season—in a snow storm in Dallas—and the Big Red crushed the Great Danes 16-9. Albany’s prolific offense turned the tables on Cornell in this rematch which included a goal scored by Albany’s goalie, Blaze Riorden scored after a save and one-man clear.


Marshall had 4 ground balls and a caused turnover for Cornell in the loss.


Albany will next face #1 seed Notre Dame.


Colgate (Robby Dunnigan ‘13) 12

North Carolina 19

Colgate led 4-3 at the end of the first period, but then North Carolina blizted them for 8 second quarter goals to take an 11-6 lead at the half. The Red Raiders were able to draw within 3 early in the fourth quarter, but UNC scored the game’s last 4 goals to advance.

UNC will face #6 seed Maryland in the quarterfinals next weekend

















Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 14

Carthage 6

Tommy contributed one goal and two assists to help propel the Battling Bishops onward in the NCAA D-III tournament. Tommy also appeared to suffer and ankle injury late in the game which may have been the cause of him being sidelined for OWU’s next game.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tommy Minkler ’11) 12

Albion 11

OWU answered Albion’s 3-0 goal run at the start of the game with their own 7 goal run. Albion pulled back within 1 on three occasions and managed a tie at 11 with 3:44 left in the game. OWU got the game winner just inside 2 minutes remaining and were able to hold on to advance.


Ohio Wesleyan will next face Gettysburg on Wednesday, May 13. With both OWU (18-0) and Gettysburg (19-0) undefeated this season, one team will maintain its perfect record and proceed to the D-III Final Four while the other will suffer its first loss and have its season end.

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