BEARSPORTSNEWS MONDAY and BLTF EDITION 05.08.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RING THAT BELL

HEADLINES:

    • Baseball IAC Tournament this week
    • Golfers beat Bullis; already IAC Champions
    • Lacrosse is 19-0; IACs Tournament this week
    • Rugby beats Bell Multicultural; Tournament Wednesday
    • Tennis is UNDEFEATED IN IACs ; Tournament 5/11-12   
    • Track —

 

  • BEARLAXTRAXFAX BY JOHN NICHOLS

 

Inside the White Rocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Spring Sports

 

·         Baseball (13-7-2)

The baseball team secured second place in the IAC and an all-important bye in the IAC playoffs with a thrilling, 7th inning, come from behind win at Episcopal on Thursday.  Having beaten the Maroon earlier in the week, 8-0, and seen St Albans lose to St. Stephens/St. Agnes, the Bears would take second place with a win over Episcopal.  Georgetown Prep won the regular season championship.

It wasn’t easy.  The Bears were stymied by Episcopal’ s starting pitcher and were losing 2-1 entering the 7th inning.  But, the Bears rallied.  Sophomore Will Barufka led off with a walk.  He advanced to second on sophomore Will O’Shea’s ground out and then scored the tying run on senior Randy Bednar‘s line drive single up the middle.  After Bednar stole second, senior Drew Whalen knocked him in with a single.  Starting pitcher Ryan Fruehwirth (’18) preserved the lead in the bottom of the 7th and pitched a dominant complete game victory.

Earlier in the week, Bednar, senior Louie Eisen and sophomore Jed Rosenberg pitched the Bears to an 8-0 win over Episcopal on Senior Day.  Seniors Whalen (home run) and Scott Prutting helped pace the attack.  The following seniors were honored:  co-captains Bednar, Prutting and Whalen; Eisen, Mike Dziak, Brett Cooker, Andrew Lowrie, Cullen Stout and manger Jack Porter.

Next up for the Bears is the IAC semi-final game against third place St. Albans, who defeated St. Stephens/St Agnes over the weekend.  The game will be played at David Armstrong Field at Landon on Tuesday at 4:30. Bears are seeking revenge for two, late inning losses to the Bulldogs earlier in the season.  The winner advances to a 3-game IAC championship series, beginning Wednesday and concluding on Saturday.  This is the first year of the new format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golf (7-2) Coach Duquette

Monday May1, 2017

Falls Road G.C. Par 35

Weather: Cloudy, Extreme wind  gusts

 

Landon         185

Bullis              199

 

Solid win today in difficult conditions, The wind gusts and strange pin locations made it difficult to score.  Great to see freshman Muller at the top of the leaderboard.   

Landon:

Muller                   35

Katz                       36

Shaw                     37

Jarrett                   37

Samit                     40

Team Total          185

 

Gibson                  40

King                       43

 

 

 

·         Lacrosse

 

Bears are 19-0; ENOUGH SAID; MORE TO DO.

 

·       Landon Lacrosse 15 Episcopal High School 7

·      Landon Lacrosse 14 Winston Churchill 4

Big week: SSSA 05/09 4:30 @ home and the IAC finals 05/12

·         Rugby (Coach France )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landon Rugby closed out its second consecutive undefeated MAVRC D2 league season with a 54-10 win over arch rival Bell Multicultural on Friday night.  Landon scored 5 straight converted tries to open the game, 2 by junior Aidan Howe along with one each by Maanik Lal, junior Burke McGlaughlin and Mitchell Pan, to take a 35-5 lead into halftime. The forwards produced quality possession and stood strong against an athletic, aggressive Bell forward pack.  The second half brought 3 more tries for the Bears, one each by Luke Peterson and Andrew Engel along with a third for Aidan Howe.  Great support work and tackling remain the key strengths of this year’s team, as well as the pounding forward runs by JD Desroches, freshman Tommy Kenary, Luke Peterson, junior Andrew Engel and Maanik Lal.

 

This Wednesday (May 10) brings the semifinals of the league tournament at Prindle Field. The hard work continues to reach the goal of 15 teammates playing as one.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Tennis

Coaches Miller and Jacoby with their undefeated varsity team. Bears are regular season IAC champs after a 4-3 victory over previously undefeated Bullis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAC Championships 5/11 and 12

 

  • Track (Coach Hunt)
May 11 2017 5:00 PM

 

I.A.C. Championships – Trials
Home
Landon – William H. Triplett Field at Robinson M. Bordley Stadium

 

BEAR TRAX


 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

 

BLTF 050817 by John Nichols

REGULAR SEASON GAMES

 

Colgate (Griffin Brown, Robby Dunigan) 9

Syracuse 11

 

Colgate wrapped up their 2017 season against neighbor Syracuse.  Syracuse was able to do something few teams had success at this year—keeping Griffin off the scoreboard.  Griffin took 8 shots on the game, but none found the back of the net.   Colgate was down by one with a minute and a half left in the game and managed to get off two shots in the closing seconds (one by Griffin) only to see the Syracuse goalie turn a Gilman clear into the game’s final goal.

 

Griffin had a spectacular freshman campaign.  He started 12 of 14 games and led the team in goals with 23.  He was named the Patriot League and team Rookie of the Year and also won the Colgate Crease Club Offensive MVP award.

 

This game also marked the end of Robby’s career at Colgate.  Robby played in 26 games, starting five.  He scored five goals and contributed eight assists, six of those this year.

 

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

 

IVY LEAGUE—Princeton (Mark Strabo) & Penn (Garrett Fellows, Peter Laco)

 

Both Penn and Princeton dropped their semi-final games in the Ivy League tournament.   Penn took eventual champion Yale to four overtimes due in large part to the spectacular play of the Quakers’ goalie Reed Junkin who turned away five shots (several of those from point blank range) in overtime before surrendering the game winner just over a minute into the fourth overtime.

 

Princeton’s prolific offense ran into a hot goalie in their match with Brown.  The Bear’s goalie recorded 20 saves in the win, 18 of those in the first three quarters.  The game was tied at 10 each after three quarters, setting up a decisive fourth.  The Tigers scored twice to open the final period, then Brown cut loose with a string of seven unanswered goals, opening up a five goal lead with two minutes left in the game.   The Tigers managed three goals in the last 90 seconds, but could not close the gap further.

 

This game marks the final collegiate game for all three Bears-Mark Strabo, Garrett Fellows, and Peter Laco.  Mark had been a been a consistent starter for Princeton’s defense until a series of injuries sidelined him.  In 25 games, Mark had 36 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.  In 16 games as a Quaker, Peter had three starts and recorded one goal and one assist.

BIG TEN—Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch)

 

In a repeat of their match up a month ago, Ohio State won the ground ball battle over the Blue Jays by a comfortable margin to advance to the final.

 

Maryland won the title in one of the few conference tournaments to go “chalk.”  Maryland had dropped an overtime game to the Buckeyes two weeks ago in Columbus and this contest was similarly close.  The game was tied 8 times and, but for a brief period in the first quarter, neither team could get up by more than one.

 

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE—Hobart (Riley McTague, Koko Avedisian)

 

Hobart continued their late-season run, exacting revenge on Sacred Heart for a one-goal loss early on in NEC play.  But the Statesmen fell short in the title game against Bryant, bring their 2017 season to an end.  The goalies shone in this game with each recording 10 saves.  The Bulldogs scored 4 of their five goals in a 14 minute stretch from the end of the second period into the third to gain a two goal lead.  Hobart came back with in one when they scored with 11 and a half minutes left in the contest, but that proved to be the last goal of the game.

SOUUTHERN CONFERENCE—Jacksonville (Andrew Mitchell, Zach Buller)

 

The Dolphin’s season came to an end with their loss to the Air Force Academy Falcons.  Andrew Mitchell had three ground balls and a caused turnover.  Jacksonville had taken Air Force to overtime earlier in the season, but the Falcons’ 9-3 advantage over the second and third quarters provided all the cushion they needed.

 

For the season, Andrew started all 14 games for Jacksonville this year and was #2 on the team with 7 caused turnovers.  Zach appeared in four games this year and scored three goals.

 

NCAA TOURNAMENT

 

Only one team with Landon alums made the D-I field this year—Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch).  The Blue Jays received the #6 seed and will host the Blue Devils in the first round.  Maryland got the top seed while defending champ North Carolina starts on the road against #8 seeded Albany.

 

D-III

 

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

 

Tufts (Luke Kurtz)

 

Tufts fell to the #5 seed after their final regular season game loss to Bowdoin.  Back at Bowdoin for a rematch, the Jumbos got the win when it mattered the most.  Tufts 5-0 third quarter gave them enough of a cushion to hold off Bowdoin.  Luke had 2 ground balls and a caused turnover to help Tufts advance.

 

Friday, Tufts faced Wesleyan in the semis.  The Jumbos had lost to the Cardinals two weeks ago by a single goal.  However, it was all over by half time and Wesleyan raced out to a 14-3 lead at halftime.  Luke had one ground ball for Tufts.

 

NCAA D-III Tournament

 

Salisbury and Tufts get to continue their seasons in the NCAA D-III tournament.  Salisbury will host the winner of the May 9 Misericordia vs. Lasell game on May 10.  Tufts will play Keene State on May 10.  Tufts’ bracket includes NESCAC foes Bates, Amherst and Wesleyan-all four of the teams from the NESCAC that are in the tournament.

 

Diamond Trax [unfortunately unable to update—next week]

 

Matthew Brady, (2016) Carleton College Knights (9-21) is batting 1.000 (one AB) and 0.00 ERA (two appearances)

Patrick Lightner, (2016) Marist College Red Foxes (19-18) 21 GP 18 GS; .215 at the plate with 2 runs, 5 RBI; .978 fielding

Sean P. O’Brien (2014), Macalester College Scots (21-13) pitcher, 8.0 innings pitched

Spencer Abraham (2015) , Claremont McKenna College Stags (16-19)  4 GP 4 GS , .255 BA

 

Golf Trax

 

Mike Blasey, (2015), Davidson College team is at the A-10 Championships.

 

Bear Track Trax    Jordan Marshall (2014), Davidson Wildcats

 

 

          Rugby

Nick Blasey (2016) is a scrum half for Dartmouth.  Dartmouth is at the CHRIS MUNN SEVENS

Jack Sears (2013)  Colby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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