BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols

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Navy (Tom Evans) 9

Penn (Garrett Fellows, Peter Laco) 11

This game was closely contested throughout, but in the fourth quarter, Penn notched two goals and held the Middies scoreless for the win.  Navy had statistical advantages in faceoffs, saves and ground balls, but committed 19 turnovers to Penn’s 9.


Colgate (Griffin Brown, Robby Dunnigan) 13

Hobart (Riley McTague, Koko Avedisian) 6


Griffin had a very productive day for Colgate, scoring three goals, dishing out two assists and taking 10 shots (Keep Shooting!!!).  Griffin posted bookend goals in the game, scoring Colgate’s first and final two on the day.


Griffin ranks second in goals and third in total points for Colgate through this weekend’s games.


Virginia (Jason Murphy, Jack Falk, Michael Rhoads) 19 OT

Cornell (Marshall Peters, Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp) 18


Cornell jumped out to a 6-0 lead, shutting down the Cavaliers in the opening quarter.  Virginia rallied and took the lead back by the end of the third quarter, scoring 7 unanswered goals, 6 of which were scored in just 3 minutes and 36 seconds of playing time.  Cornell answered the bell for the fourth and retook the lead with three successive goals.  Big Red held a two goal lead with less than 3 minutes to play, but ‘Hoos netted 3 goals in just over 2 minutes, to taking the lead back with 14 seconds left.  But, 14 seconds can be an eternity in this type of game and Cornell tied it up with just 4 ticks left on the clock.  Virginia won possession off of the overtime faceoff and scored on their second shot of OT.


Colton took 3 shots for Cornell while Jack Bolen was credited with a ground ball and a caused turnover.  Marshall had three ground balls for Cornell.  For UVA, Jason was 12 for 25 on faceoffs, took one shot and had 2 ground balls.




Bucknell (Sean O’Brien, Jarett Witzal) 8

Holy Cross 10


Sean scored 3 goals on 11 shots (Keep Shooting!) and Jarret won 71% of the faceoffs, but it was not enough and the Bison fell to Holy Cross.  Sean’s last goal came early in the fourth quarter and gave the Bison an 8-6 lead, but the Crusaders scored four straight in the next five minutes to take the lead for good.


Sean has scored 19 goals in the Bison’s first 6 games to lead all scorers and he’s tied for 9th nationally in goals-per-game.









Jarett Witzal                                        Sean O’Brien

Photos by Marc Hagemeier


Cleveland State (Justin Conner) 4

Ohio State 12


The first Ohio intra-state DI men’s lacrosse game did not end well for the Vikings as their inaugural season continues to be an uphill climb.


Hobart (Riley McTague, Koko Avedisian) 6

Georgetown 16


The Hoyas inflicted damage right off the bat, outscoring Hobart 7-2 in the first quarter.


Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 8

Towson 13


Towson’s second half surge proved to be too much for the Blue Jays to overcome.  After an impressive 4-0 start, Hopkins has dropped successive games to Princeton and Towson.


Navy (Tom Evans) 8

Lafayette 9


Lafayette scored three goals in each of the game’s first three periods to build a 9-4 lead going into the fourth.  Navy mounted a spirited comeback in the fourth quarter, taking 15 shots and riding effectively enough to break up 4 of Lafayette’s 6 attempted clears that period, but it was not enough as only 3 of those shots got past the Leopard’s goalie who made 6 saves in the final period.


Penn (Garrett Fellows, Peter Laco) 12

Michigan 13


Down 11-5 early in the fourth quarter, Penn mounted a spirited comeback, outscoring the Wolverines 6-1 over a ten minute stretch to pull within one, but Michigan scored again to push out their lead to two goals with just 52 seconds left.  Penn got a quick goal off the faceoff, but the Quaker’s two shots in closing seconds failed to find the net.


Princeton (Mark Strabo) 17

Quinnipiac 13


The Tiger’s seven goal barrage in the second period was enough to ensure a win in an otherwise closely contested game.


D-I Polls









This Coming Week, Bears vs. Bears

  • Princeton @ Penn—Ivy League play starts!




Marymount (Asst. Coach Wes Lincoln) 18

Beloit 6


Runs of 5 and 7 goals propelled the Saints to another high-scoring win.


Marymount (Asst. Coach Wes Lincoln) 6

Lebanon Valley 9


Marymount had the advantage in ground balls and faceoffs, but Lebanon Valley significantly outshot the Saints.


Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague) 12

Stevenson 16


OWU’s out-of-conference schedule has traditionally been among the toughest in the country and this year’s scheduling of three of D-III’s top seven teams (RIT, Salisbury and Stevenson) continues that tradition.  Unfortunately, the Battling Bishops have not been able to secure a win against these tough opponents.


This week’s forecasted snow storm has led to the postponement of OWU’s game against Catholic which was scheduled to be here in Washington, DC on the March 14.


Salisbury (Brian Menendez) 14

Washington College 1


The Gulls shut out Washington College for 58 minutes in this one-sided contest for Eastern Shore bragging rights.


Trinity (Spud Dunn) 12

Skidmore 7


The Bantams rode a strong first quarter performance to their first win of the season.


Trinity () 5

Colby 8


Solid goal play from both teams led to this low-scoring contest.  The two goalies made a total of 31 saves on the day.


D-III Poll


Salisbury is ranked #1 in the USILA D-III poll again this week, while Ohio Wesleyan dropped out of the Top 20.



Published on March 14, 2017 at 4:08 am  Comments Off on BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols  
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