Bear Lax Trax Fax by John Nichols

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Cornell (Colton Rupp, Jack Bolen, Marshall Peters) 6

Colgate (Robby Dunigan) 5


Colgate scored 3 goals in a 10 minute interval spanning the third and fourth quarters to tie the Big Red at 5.  Cornell scored the final goal at the buzzer to salvage the win.  Colgate managed to do what no other team has done this year-hold Colton Rupp scoreless (despite taking 5 shots).  Jack Bolen scored a goal for Cornell and Marshall had 5 ground balls and a caused turnover.   Colton was name the Ivy League rookie of the week of 3/7-13.


Fairfield (Charlie Schneider) 12

Colgate (Robby Dunigan) 7


Stags jump to an 8-2 lead in the first half and coasted to a 5 goal win. Charlie recorded 2 assists and 2 shots for Fairfield.


Penn (Peter Laco, Garret Fellows) 20

Princeton (Mark Strabo) 10


The Quakers posted a historic win over the Princeton Tigers.  Penn’s 20 goals are the most Penn has put up on an opponent since 2001 and the most they have scored against an Ivy League opponent since 1988.  The win also is the Quakers first win at Princeton since 1988.




Bucknell (Sean O’Brien, Jarret Witzal) 8

Villanova 12


Bucknell held Villanova almost 5 goals under their season average and the Bison’s goalie recorded 23 saves, but still lost. Sean scored one goal on 3 shots for the Bison.  Jarret was 9 of 20 on faceoffs and scooped up 7 ground balls.


Bucknell (Sean O’Brien, Jarret Witzal) 13

Boston U. 6


The Bison outscored the Terriers 9-2 in the second half to hand BU first CAA lost and raise Bucknell’s conference record to 2-2.  Sean O’Brien recorded 2 goals and an assist while Jarret was 11 for 21 on faceoffs with 3 ground balls and a caused turnover.


Cornell (Colton Rupp, Jack Bolen, Marshall Peters) 9

Yale 15


Colton opened the scoring but Yale scored the next four to take the lead.  The Big Red fought back and retook the lead when Colton scored his 14th goal of the season.  Yale scored the next two to go up 1 at the half.  The Eli dominated the second half to take a key Ivy win.  Colton scored 3 goals and Jack one.  Marshall had another strong outing with 3 ground balls and 3 caused turnovers.


Dartmouth (Landon McKenzie) 13

Michigan 12


Dartmouth scored 5 in the first quarter then survived a 5 goal flurry by Michigan to escape Ann Arbor with their first win of the year.


Delaware (Philip Pena) 7

St. Josephs 12


Drexel (Hank Brown) 13

St. John’s 4


Hank had one assist and took one shot for the Dragons.


Hobart (Koko Avedesian, Riley McTague) 8 2OT

Canisius 7


Down 7-4 late, Hobart scored three straight over the last 5 minutes of regulation to force overtime.  Canisius dominated possession in the first overtime, taking 6 shots to Hobart’s none but none crosse the line.   The Statesmen won the face off for the 2nd OT and scored on their third shot attempt of the period.


Hobart (Koko Avedesian, Riley McTague) 10 3OT

Wagner 9


Two overtimes were so much fun, Hobart decided to try 3 OTs on Saturday.  Hobart has fielded lacrosse teams since 1898 and this was the first triple overtime game in the history of the program and the longest game on record for the Statesmen.  Also, Hobart picked up their first conference win in its first conference game.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 11 OT

Syracuse 10


JHU’s scoring leaders Ryan Brown and Shack Stanwick teamed up on the tying goal with 38 seconds left in regulation.  The Blue Jays got the winning goal in overtime on a quick stick put back of a rebound off of a blocked shot.  The loss was the first for Syracuse this season.


Navy (Patrick Keena) 10

Loyola 9


Navy picked up a critical Patriot League win over the Loyola Greyhounds, the team that is the favorite to win the PL this season.  Navy raced out to a 7-2 lead in the first half.  Loyola came out of the locker room hot and outscored Navy 5-0 in the third quarter to knot things up.  Loyola took a one goal lead with 6:11 remaining, but Patrick dished out his third assist of the game (15th of the season) to tie the game at 9 and Navy got the game winner with just 37 seconds left in the game.


Princeton (Mark Strabo) 10

Rutgers 7


On the back of some great goal tending, Princeton retained the Meistrell Cup.


Virginia (Jason Murphy, Jack Falk, Michael Rhoads) 7 OT

Notre Dame 8


Jason Murphy was 14 of 17 on faceoffs, but Virginia was not able to take full advantage of the many opportunities he created.  Virginia had one 2-goal lead, but otherwise the difference was never greater than 1.  Virginia got their last lead with 1:24 left in the game, but Notre Dame tied it up with 23 seconds remaining.  The Irish won the OT faceoff and got the game winner just 29 seconds into overtime.

Vermont (Coach Ryan Curtis) was idle this week.



Johns Hopkins is ranked 8th in the USLIA Coaches Poll and 7th in the Media Poll

Navy is ranked 16th in the USLIA Coaches Poll and 14th in the Media Poll

Penn, Cornell, UVA and Bucknell received votes in both polls




Hamilton (Sellers Garret) 12

Keene State 11


Hamilton (Sellers Garret) 10

Bowdoin 15


These two games were part of Hamilton’s swing through Florida.  Unfortunately, there are no box scores for either game.  Hamilton’s next 5 games are against teams that are currently ranked in the top 20 of Division III men’s lacrosse.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 8

Stevens 21


Spud took one shot for the Bantams


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 8

Bates 13


Ohio Wesleyan (Ass’t Coach Tommy Minkler) 5

Cabrini 12


Both of Ohio Wesleyan’s losses this year have come in games against top 5 teams.


Ohio Wesleyan (Ass’t Coach Tommy Minkler) 19

Oberlin 9


The win gets the Battling Bishops North Coast Conference record off to a 1-0 start

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Wes Lincoln is in his first year as an Assistant Coach for the Marymount Saints.  Wes graduated from Landon in 2010 and then went on to play at Gettysburg where he was a faceoff specialist.  Over his four years at Gettysburg, Wes won 54% of his faceoffs, collected 76 ground balls, scored two goals and assisted on one other.






Much like the Port Rupert Mundys of Philip Roth’s Great American Novel, the Saints have been on the road for their first seven games this year but have managed to compile a 4-3 record, including some end-of-game heroics to down Shenandoah on Wednesday night.  Their first home game was Saturday, when the Saints hosted Christopher Newport.  The Saints fell to the CNU Captains, an emerging power in D-III.

Marymount is located in Arlington, Virginia and they play their home games at Long Bridge Park in Arlington.  Long Bridge Park is on the north side of Crystal City, adjacent to 395 just before the 14th Street Bridge.


Ohio Wesleyan is ranked 11th in the USLIA D-III poll and Hamilton received votes.

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