BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 06.17.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inside the White Rocks
    • Spring Sports -waiting for All County and All Met awards
    • Hoops beat GC in summer ball
  • Bear Tracks
    • Morgan Egloff is Maryland State Golf Champion
    • Terrence Fullum and the Sioux City Bandits will be playing for the league championship

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

HYATTSVILLE — The quick one-two punch of Landon guards Canin Reynolds and Kino Lilly proved to be too much for their opponents as the Landon Bears took down the Good Counsel Falcons 69-54 Tuesday night in the Capitol Hoops Summer League at DeMatha Catholic High School.

“I love Kino because he can shoot, and I can always count on him to knock it down,” said Reynolds.

“Canin helps me get open shots because he can drive and kick, he does really well at that,” said Lilly…

Landon’s Kino Lilly (21) proved too fast for the Good Counsel defense as Lilly puts up 19 points. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARK

Canin Reynolds (2) of Landon uses his speed and hops to score over Good Counsel’s Dayjuan Waters. Reynolds was the game’s high scorer with 25 points. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Football

  • Terrence Fullum (L10) Sioux City Bandits Champions Indoor Football (10-3) beat Quad Cities Steamwheelers in the opening round of the CIF playoff and play the Salina Liberty for the Championship.

Spring Sports

  • Morgan Egloff (L15) is the Maryland State Amateur Champion!  Morgan defeated Joey Rice 5&3 in the 36 hole championship match at Baltimore Country Club.

 

Traditional news sources are not as robust in the summer. So, spotters (like Paula Gibson, Andy Luther and Jack Duquette who sent me this information about Morgan are greatly appreciated) ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 



 

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 06.10.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Inside the White Rocks
    • 2018 highlight collage
    • Spring Sports -waiting for All County and All Met awards
  • Bear Tracks
  • Winter Sports:
    • Darion’s team lost game 5
    • Terrence is playing
    • Patrick Giles (L*18) attended the L18 graduation

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

The BEAR YEAR in Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEAR TRACKS

Professional Football

Winter Sports



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 06.03.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inside the White Rocks
    • Spring Sports -waiting for All County and All Met awards
  • Bear Tracks
  • Special Report on the Class of 2014
  • Winter Sports:
    • Darion’s team is 1-1 in playoffs
    • Patrick Giles (L*18) is at NHL combine
  • Spring Sports:
    • Golf Evan Katz played in NCAA’s
    • Lacrosse season roundup by John Nichols

 

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

  • All schedules complete
  • More soon?

BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Report on the Landon Class of 2014 and its College 2018 graduates

LANDON CLASS OF 2014-COLLEGES CLASS OF 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOPEFULLY, NO ONE WAS MISSED

Professional Football

  • Terrence Fullum (L10) Sioux City Bandits Champions Indoor Football (5-1) still playing, next game 6/2.

Winter Sports

  • Pro Basketball –LNB Pro A Basketball Champions League Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasbourg, France (24-10) beat Le Mans 76-66 (20 min., 6 pts, 6 reb.) and then lost to 71-80, 66 (18 min., 0 pts, 1 reb.); next game 6/5
  • Ice HockeyPatrick Giles (L*18) one of 104 players invited to the NHL Combine in Buffalo, NY. The BC commit has favorable prospect ratings.

 

  • SPRING SPORTS

 

  • Golf (4)
    • Evan Katz, (L17) Duke University, playing in their 3rd consecutive NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, OK placed 1st at the end of Day3 preliminaries, won the 1st round of match play, but lost to runner-up. EK: Furr (Alabama) 2&1 over Katz (Duke)

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BearLaxTraxFax — BY JOHN NICHOLS– THE 2018 Season’s last report

BLTF 052818    BY JOHN NICHOLS–THANKS FOR ALL OF THE WORK WHICH THIS WEEKLY REPORT REQUIRES!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018’s final installment of Bears Lax Trax Facts salutes the new NCAA Champs—Yale and Wesleyan.  In D-I, the prognosticators largely got it right this year.  The four teams at championship weekend were:

  • ranked 1, 2, 3, and 5 in the USILA pre-season poll,
  • the only teams to be ranked #1 in the USILA poll during the season
  • ranked 1, 2, 4, and 5 in the final USILA poll
  • the top four seeds in the tournament

Yale, the team ranked #1 in the final USILA poll at the end of the regular season, won their first NCAA men’s lacrosse title on Memorial Day to wrap up a thrilling season and tournament.  Its been a long dry spell for the Ivy League as the ’09 Cornell team (Kevin Raesly, Landon ’07, Max Feely Landon ’07) was the last Ivy League team to play in the championship game and Princeton’s ’01 squad (sadly bereft of Bears as best as we can tell) was the last Ivy League team to win the NCAA title.

D-I

 

NCAA D-I MEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Maryland (Justin Shockey) 8

Duke 13

 

This semi-final contest bore a striking resemblance to Duke’s quarter-final win against Johns Hopkins last week.  Once again Duke jumped out to an early lead, this time a 6-0 advantage, keeping Maryland off the board for the first eighteen minutes of the contest.  While Hopkins worked their way back into last week’s game incrementally, Maryland used a four-goal run that started late in the second quarter and lasted until the middle of the third to pull the Terrapins within a goal at 8-7. It looked as if Duke’s impressive start would not hold up.   Again, as they did against the Jays, Duke answered back, outscoring Maryland 5-1 down the stretch, knocking off the defending champs and earning their first trip to the championship game since 2014.

Justin concluded his season with an outstanding effort on face-offs.  He had a slight edge in wins during Duke’s early run then Maryland tried to change things up with Austin Henningsen taking the next six which he split evenly with Duke.  The Terps went back to Justin and he shone down the stretch, winning seven of eleven, including all of the faceoffs during Maryland’s come-back rally.  Overall, Justin won twelve of eighteen faceoffs and covered six ground ball

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin (3) fully committing to a faceoff win

 

No Landon fan should be surprised at Justin’s success this year.  He won over 55% of his faceoffs, leading the team in faceoffs taken, wins, and win percentage.  His 70 ground balls also led the team and his frequent clean wins contributed to his scoring totals of four goals and two assists.

 

D-III

 

NCAA D-III MEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

 

Salisbury (Brian Menendez) 6

Wesleyan 8

 

Wesleyan jumped out to a 4-0 advantage, keeping Salisbury scoreless until the closing seconds of the first period.  The Seagulls leveraged that goal with two more to cut the Cardinal’s lead to one early in the second period.  Wesleyan scored four of the next five to take an 8-4 lead into the final period.  Salisbury did all of the scoring in the final frame, but not enough to overcome.  Wesleyan stymied the Seagull’s potent offensive attack with a disciplined zone defense which caused eleven turnovers and limited Salisbury to just 28 shots for the game.

 

Wesleyan earned their first NCAA D-III men’s lacrosse title with the win.


 

Seniors

Sean O’Brien—Bucknell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean picked up another honor this week as an Honorable Mention USILA All American.  Sean is Landon’s first All-American since Josh Offit of Duke made the third team in 2013.

 

Lacrosse is not over for Sean.  He was drafted by the Dallas Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and has been signed to the team’s 25 man roster.  He saw his first professional action this weekend and scored the first goal of his professional career.

 

Sean wrapped up his collegiate career at Bucknell with 99 career points on 87 goals and 12 assists over his four years for the Bison.  With is fellow seniors Connor O’Hara (85 goals, 13 assists) and Will Sands (102 goals, 141 assists), Sean part of a potent three-man offense surge which propelled Bucknell into the national polls.

 

Jack Bolen—Cornell

16 Jack Bolen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack’s collegiate lacrosse career ended with Cornell’s loss to Maryland.  Over the past three seasons, Jack has played in all but two of Cornell’s games.  Over his four years of play for Big Red, Jack has scored eight goals and contributed one assist with the lion’s share of that production coming during his sophomore season.  Jack was a three-year letterman for a Cornell program that has won two Ivy League championships and played in two NCAA tournaments over the course of his career.

 

Jack will be graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in government and a minor in business and then Jack’s next stop is New York City where he will be working at Credit Suisse.

 

Riley McTague—Hobart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoulder injuries and surgeries have caused Riley to have limited playing time over the course of his career at Hobart.  However, he has excelled in the classroom as a Northeast Conference Honor Roll honoree each of the last two years (2018 Spring has not yet been released) as an International Relations major.  Riley graduated cum laude and is looking forward to starting a career in marketing.

 

Sam Lynch—Johns Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam appeared in 25 games for the Blue Jays as a highly specialized attack, over half of those appearances coming this season.  Sam had a highly specialized role complementing the Jays’ man-down by stepping onto the field to facilitate a clear and help run out the penalty when Hopkins would get possession via saves or turnovers.

 

During Sam’s time at Hopkins, the Jays were in the NCAA tournament all four years, making the final weekend in his freshman season.  The Jays also won the Big Ten tournament in his freshman and senior years.  Sam graduated with a degree in economics and will be starting a career in investment banking at Oppenheimer in Baltimore.

 

New Coverage Next Season: Rising Freshmen and Changes

No teams fall out of coverage and seven come on board to extend our D-I coverage to 20 teams next year

 

2014

Jack Falk—Duke*  Jack played three years at Virginia and is in the Masters of Management Science program at the Fuqua School of Business

2017

Michael Abizaid—Utah*

Shane Corcoran—Navy

Cam James—Loyola*

Nate Buller—Penn State*

2018

Joey Epstein-Johns Hopkins

Brendan Gallagher—Dartmouth

Brett Gallagher—Dartmouth

John Geppert—Maryland

Alexander Hagerup—Fairfield*

Zach Johnson—Michigan*

Jace Menendez—Salisbury

Gilbert Sentimore—Utah*

Mo Sillah—Towson*

Drew Wellington—Bucknell

*: new school coverage

 

THANKS JOHN NICHOLS FOR THE 2018 BLTFs– so much research–only Inside Lacrosse has more info and not all of the BEARS reference.



 

Published in: on June 1, 2018 at 1:11 am  Comments (1)  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 05.27.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honoring Bears who have or are serving our country in uniform more in Bear Trax BELOW

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inside the White Rocks
    • Spring Sports
      • 12 Bears earn ALL IAC honors
  • Bear Tracks
    • Winter Sports:
      • Darion is off to the playoffs
    • Spring Sports:
      • Last Baseball  Bear season ended
      • Golf 1 Bears playing in NCAA’s EVAN KATZ leads to #1 after day #3
      • Lacrosse 1 Bear still playing

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

Spring Sports

 

IAC PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

 

Joey Epstein ’18-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sachin Das ’19:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baseball

  • Xander DeNovio ’18: All-IAC

 

 

 

 

  • Ryan Fruehwirth ’18: All-IAC

 

 

 

 

 

Golf

  • West Shaw ’18: All-IAC

 

 

 

 

 

Lacrosse

  • Joey Epstein ’18: Under Armour All-American, USILA All-American, IAC Player of the Year, Pigskin Player of the Year
  • John Geppert ’18: All-IAC
  • Zach Johnson ’18: All-IAC
  • Mo Sillah ’18: All-IAC
  • Drew Wellington ’18: All-IAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Track & Field

  • Kevin Tsai ’18: All-IAC

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis

  • Sachin Das ’19: IAC Player of the Year
  • Rodrigo Pedraza Garcia ’19: All-IAC

 

 

 

 

 

  • Cyrus Rahbaran ’20: All-IAC

BEAR TRACKS

A collage of some of our Bears who have served or are serving

[there are more, but these stories are familiar to me; my apologies to others who are not mentioned.

Classmates, Parents please send me their capsules and they will be published]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Football

  • Terrence Fullum (L14) Sioux City Bandits Champions Indoor Football (5-1) web site not up to date, but reports that they beat the Omaha Beef 77-31

Winter Sports

SPRING SPORTS

  • Baseball (6)
    • Randy Bednar Jr., (L17) University of Maryland Terps, 24-30 RB: hitting .208, 31 hits, 15 rbi’s, 11 runs, 6 hr’s, 988% fielding. Team won 1st round of B1G tournament, lost 2nd round and in the repechage round won and then lost. End of Season.
  • Golf (4)
    • Evan Katz, (L17) Duke University, playing in their 3rd consecutive NCAA Championship  at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. are tied for EK: : finished day #2 at two-over, capturing four birdies with three coming on the back nine. With the 74, Katz moved to six-over for the tournament.
    • UPDATE: Freshman Evan Katz had his best round of the tournament, shooting a four-under 68 as Duke’s low man after combining for six-over par through his first two days. The Washington D.C. local was bogeyless through 18 on Sunday, snaring four birdies in the process. Three of those came within his first nine holes, including back-to-back on 17 and 18. With the 68, Katz landed himself on the list of individual low rounds for Duke in NCAA Championship play, tying John Karcher (1990) for third lowest.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on May 27, 2018 at 11:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

BEARLAXTRAXFAX by John Nichols

BLTF 052018   by John Nichols                                                                                                                                                                                   

D-I

 

For the first time since 2005, the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship went chalk with the top four seeds winning their quarterfinal matches.  More often than not, an unseeded team has made it to the final weekend, but losses by Cornell and Denver precluded that outcome.  Since the tournament expanded to sixteen teams in 2003, the final four has consisted of seeded teams eight times, but the top four seeds just twice.  Sunday’s quarterfinal games in Annapolis trimmed the number of “Bear” teams to one—Maryland.

 

Maryland and Duke have not played each other since Maryland’s last year in the ACC—2014—but Albany and Yale met earlier this year with Yale winning 14-6.

 

NCAA D-I MEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Maryland (Justin Shockey)  13

Cornell (Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp, Andrew Fowler) 8

 

Maryland dominated possession time due in large part to Justin Shockey’s outstanding play, winning 68% of his faceoffs (13 of 19).  Maryland scored the only goal of the first frame then both offenses came alive in the second with Maryland sporting a 6-4 advantage at halftime.  The Terrapins asserted themselves in third quarter, outscoring Cornell 5-0.  Big Red had six possessions in the period, but those possessions averaged less than a minute, resulted in just five shots—only one of which was on goal.  Maryland started to scoring in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to eight goals.  Four straight by Cornell halved that lead, but that was as close as Cornell would get.  Both teams closely guarded the other team’s leading offensive threats—Connor Kelly at Maryland and Jeff Teat at Cornell.  Maryland’s greater depth and skill at both ends of the field allowed them to execute this strategy more effectively.

Justin supplemented his strong play on faceoffs with six ground balls and an assist.  For Cornell, Jack played extensively on defense and Colton took a pair of shots.

 

#5 Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 9

Duke 14

 

Duke’s faceoff dominance staked the Blue Devils to an early three-goal lead.  The Blue Devils incrementally added on to that advantage, establishing four-goal leads at the end of the second and third quarters while never letting the Blue Jays come closer than two.  Hopkin’s three-goal run to start the final period narrowed the game to a one goal difference at 9-8 in favor of Duke and the Jays, who have engineered several important second-half rallies this season, seemed to have momentum on their side.  Duke cut that rally short by scoring three goals over the next minute of game time, effectively putting the game out of reach.  Hopkins would get one more goal, but Duke scored the final two of the game while running out the clock.  Sam saw playing time on defense for Hopkins.

 

D-III

 

NCAA D-III MEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

 

Quarterfinal games played on Wednesday took a toll on the teams we follow.  Only Salisbury moved on to the semi-finals on Sunday while Ohio Wesleyan and Tufts saw their seasons end.  With their win over Gettysburg on Sunday, Salisbury has the opportunity to three-peat as the D-III champion when the play Wesleyan for the title on this coming Sunday.

 

Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague):

 

Quarterfinal Game:  

Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague)  5

Gettysburg 8

 

Gettysburg got on the board first just 30 seconds into the game, converting on a Bishop turnover after the opening faceoff.  That fast-paced start gave way to a low-scoring, tightly fought contest.  After that first quick goal, the teams traded goals over the balance of the first period, but at slower pace with seven to eight-minute intervals between scores.  The Bullets got the halftime lead (3-2) by scoring with just nine seconds left in the second quarter.

 

In the second half, the pace of scoring picked up a bit and was more one-sided.  Gettysburg scored three straight goals in the first seven minutes of the second half to take a 6-2 lead.  Neither team scored over the next 14 minutes as Ohio Wesleyan had about as many turnovers as shots while their goalie made a couple of saves to keep them in the game.  Gettysburg broke the drought with a man-up goal to go up five with eight and a half minutes left.

 

Then the Bishops offense got clicking.  Ohio Wesleyan scored off the faceoff and put up two more to narrow the gap to two goals with three minutes left in the contest, the last of those coming in the midst of a two-minute non-releasable penalty on Gettysburg.  The Bishops were unable to get another shot off and then suffered their own locked-in two minute penalty.  The Bullets got one last goal—an empty netter—as they ran out the clock.

 

Ohio Wesleyan’s 2018 season wrapped up with an undefeated record in NCAC regular season play and their best finish in the NCAA since 2015 when a loss to Gettysburg in the NCAA quarterfinals, the Bishops’ only loss that season, ended their season.  Tommy Minkler (Landon 2011) captained that 2015 squad.

 

Salisbury (Brian Menendez):

 

Quarterfinal Game:

Salisbury (Brian Menendez) 9

Dickinson 7

 

Salisbury jumped out to a 4-0 lead, keeping Dickinson off the scoreboard until there were just under two minutes remaining in the first half.  The Gulls responded with one more first-half goal to take a 5-1 lead into the locker room.  The Devils got the first two goals of the second half to cut Salisbury’s lead to two.  The teams traded goals and then Salisbury put up three straight to stretch their lead to five with eleven minutes left in the game.  Dickinson rallied as the clock ticked down, pulling within two with just under three minutes left in regulation.  Dickinson had scoring opportunities in the game’s closing moments, but Salisbury was able to hang of for the win.

 

With the win, Salisbury’s defense of their NCAA title continues and they advance to the D-III semifinals where they face Gettysburg.

 

Semifinal Game:

Salisbury (Brian Menendez)  8

Gettysburg 7

 

In this tightly contested semi-final, Salisbury’s shooting efficiency won out over Gettysburg’s shooting volume.  The Seagulls put two-thirds of their shots on goal and Gettysburg got half of their shots on the cage.  The score was tied six times and the one time Gettysburg opened up two-goal lead, Salisbury came right back with a pair to knot things up at 3-3.  The Seagulls scored the first two goals of the final period to get their first lead of the game, but Gettysburg tied the game up at seven just a minute after that.  Salisbury’s game winning goal came with just over four minutes left in the game.  The Gulls won the final face off but gave Gettysburg a chance by turning the ball over.  The Bullets had multiple scoring opportunities, most of which were wide of the goal.  Gettysburg’s hopes and season ended in the Salisbury goalie’s stick with 21 seconds left on the clock.

 

Next up for Salisbury is the NCAA D-III championship game on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend and a chance for their third consecutive NCAA title.  The Seagulls will face Wesleyan which upset previously unbeaten RIT in the other D-III semi-final game on Sunday.  This is Wesleyan’s first trip to the championship game.

 

Tufts (Luke Kurtz):

 

Quarterfinal Game:

Tufts (Luke Kurtz) 11

Wesleyan 12

 

In Tufts’ prior two wins over Wesleyan this season, the Jumbos never allowed Wesleyan to have a lead of more than one goal.  The Cardinals broke out of that pattern with a three-goal run in the second quarter.  Their lead toggled between two and three goals as the teams traded single scores into the later moments of the third period.  Tufts took the lead back with four goals in four minutes across the end of the third and start of the fourth periods.  Wesleyan got the lead back, scoring two man-up goals during a two-minute, locked-in penalty against Tufts.  The Jumbos rallied back to tie and it looked like the game was headed to overtime when Wesleyan got the winner with just 20 seconds left in the game.

 

Luke had one ground ball for Tufts in their final game of the 2018 season.  Luke played in 17 of the team’s 20 games this year, forcing 6 turnovers and scooping up 9 ground balls.  For the Jumbos, this is the second straight year of losing to NESCAC foe Wesleyan in the NCAA tournament.  In the three years prior to that, Tufts had played in the NCAA D-III championship game, winning twice.

 

Seniors

Sean O’Brien—Bucknell

Lacrosse is not over for Sean.  He was drafted by the Dallas Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and has been signed to the team’s 25 man roster.  He saw his first professional action this weekend and scored the first goal of his professional career.

 

Sean wrapped up his collegiate career at Bucknell with 99 career points on 87 goals and 12 assists over his four years for the Bison.  With is fellow seniors Connor O’Hara (85 goals, 13 assists) and Will Sands (102 goals, 141 assists), Sean part of a potent three-man offense surge which propelled Bucknell into the national polls.

 

Jack Bolen—Cornell

 

Jack’s collegiate lacrosse career ended with Cornell’s loss to Maryland.  Over the past three seasons, Jack has played in all but two of Cornell’s games.  Over his four years of play for Big Red, Jack has scored eight goals and contributed one assist with the lion’s share of that production coming during his sophomore season.  Jack was a three-year letterman for a Cornell program that has won two Ivy League championships and played in two NCAA tournaments over the course of his career.

 

Jack will be graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in government and a minor in business and then Jack’s next stop is New York City where he will be working at Credit Suisse.

 

Riley McTague—Hobart

 

Shoulder injuries and surgeries have caused Riley to have limited playing time over the course of his career at Hobart.  However, he has excelled in the classroom as a Northeast Conference Honor Roll honoree each of the last two years (2018 Spring has not yet been released) as an International Relations major.  Riley graduated cum laude and is looking forward to starting a career in marketing.

 

Sam Lynch—Johns Hopkins

 

Sam appeared in 25 games for the Blue Jays a short stick defensive middie, over half of those appearances coming this season.  In his senior season, Sam has become a key member of the Jay’s man-down defense, effecting clears and helping to run out penalties.

 

 

 

New Coverage Next Season: Rising Freshmen and Changes

2014

Jack Falk—Duke*  Jack played three years at Virginia and is in the Masters of Management Science program at the Fuqua School of Business

2017

Michael Abizaid—Utah*

Shane Corcoran—Navy

Cam James—Loyola*

Nate Buller—Penn State*

2018

Joey Epstein-Johns Hopkins

Brendan Gallagher—Dartmouth

Brett Gallagher—Dartmouth

John Geppert—Maryland

Alexander Hagerup—Fairfield*

Zach Johnson—Michigan*

Jace Menendez—Salisbury

Gilbert Sentimore—Utah*

Mo Sillah—Towson*

Drew Wellington—Bucknell

*: new school coverage

Published in: on May 24, 2018 at 2:51 am  Comments (1)  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 05.20.18

BearSportsNews  Sunday Edition 05.20.2018

Beach Week Coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Inside the White Rocks
    • Spring Sports
      • Golf earns 3rd at Metro’s
  • Bear Tracks
  • Winter Sports:
    • Darion is off to the playoffs
  • Spring Sports:
    • Baseball 6 Bears playing -all but one season complete; one career complete
    • Golf 1 Bears playing in NCAA’s
    • Lacrosse 24 Bears playing -2019 grads (minuses), PG (5th year), Transfer, riding SOs. JRs

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Sports

  • Varsity Baseball – (7-7; 4-5 IAC)
  • Varsity Golf (8-2) 8-2 (4-1 in IAC); 2nd place IAC Tourney; 2nd place Freeman Memorial Tourney at Bear Trap Dunes, 3rd place Washington Metropolitan Championships.

From Coach Luther, whose frequent and thoughtful reports deserve a Bear award

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Varsity Golf Team has just returned from the day-long tourney at the Washington Metropolitan Championships, played at PB Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD.  Funny thing about Ijamsville: if you bring enough rain gear, umbrellas, extra towels, change of clothes, and you spend three total hours over the course of three days as a group of coaches deliberating what happens in the event of a storm-shortened match as well as the best format to use to start the match, Ijamsville ends up being sunny and hot the whole day, with a pretty refreshing wind too.  As soon as we got through the tourney though, the skies turned purple and, like the Garth Brooks song, “The Thunder Rolled.”

The Metro Championship pitted the top two Catholic League Teams, defending champs and overwhelming favorite Gonzaga, and Bishop O’Connell who had a very strong season and lost only to Gonzaga, against the top two IAC teams, Prep and your Landon Bears.  Prep and Gonzaga were both undefeated going into today’s match.  The Eagles came out of the gate blazing – their number 1 and number 6 players (a freshman who was by far the longest hitter in the tourney) were both 5 under par through 7 and 9 holes respectively, and their number 2 player was 2 under par through 7 holes. Gonzaga’s #1 reached 5 under par by birdieing 5 consecutive holes.  It looked like they were going to run away with the cup, as many expected.  but then the back nine happened, and they came back down to earth, the number one shooting +5 on the back for a 72, good enough to be the medalist, but certainly looking like he would threaten the Metro championship scoring second.  Their number two player shot 3 over on the back nine for a 73, second lowest score of the tourney.  And their freshman bomber really unraveled and shot 12 over par on the back nine to shoot 79, in one of the strangest front 9-back 9 combos I have ever seen.  Gonzaga finished the day still shooting an impressive score of 383.  But Prep was just steady all-day long.  Not too many birdies, not too many bogeys.  and 74-75-75-75-78-80.  Ho-Hum!  But they won the whole thing by 10 strokes.  In all seriousness, they played an incredible match and found a way to get it done by just being solid.  You gotta tip the cap to them.

Like Gonzaga, most of the Landon Bears found the back nine to be really tough.  We just didn’t have the advantage of -5 cushions before the scores started slipping.  Johnny Muller, even par through 8 holes, finished +12 for the day.  Jonathan Caplan, +4 after 9, added another +10 to finish with an 86.  Stuart Powell shot an 88 with a +6 at the turn and +10 on the back.  West Shaw struggled early but actually had a strong stretch to finish his high school career, shooting an 84.  Peter King did not differentiate which 9 was tougher, and had a 46-45, 91 finish.  Our freshman sensation, Charlie Bundy was today’s bright spot for the Bears.  After a start similar to many of his teammates, 3 putt bogeys on his first two holes, Charlie settled down and played the next 16 holes in one over par, and shot a 75 which was good for a tie for 4th place for the individuals.  Team score of 417 for Landon.

 

But the Bears found the silver lining.  Today, we wanted to honor the request of one of our biggest fans, Landon alumnus, Michael Connolly, who keeps it real simple for me to relay to our team when he tells me, “Beat Prep. Beat Gonzaga!”   A tall order the way they played.  But the Bears ended up on the Podium, beating O’Connell by 14 strokes to come away with Bronze.  Our guys are excited for a summer of tourneys and are already planning their team practice regimen, weight training, cardio, and prayer rituals for next season.  They are pumped.

`And speaking of fans, a huge shout out to Mrs. Shaw, Mr. & Mrs. Powell, and Mr. Bundy, who came out to cheer on their sons.  And another huge shout out to our alums who spent the day helping the team, Morgan Egloff (’16) joined Jeff Samit, John Kalavritinos, Cole Gibson, and Jack Jarrett (’17), and they all did their best to try and help the Bears stay calm and focused during their challenging holes today.  Thanks to each of you guys for your loyalty and support for your old teammates!

 


BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Football

  • Terrence Fullum (L14) Sioux City Bandits Champions Indoor Football (5-1) web site not up to date.

Winter Sports

Darion Atkins, 21 points to 10 of 14 shots, his record in the French league, 6 rebounds and 24 evaluation, had made a copy more than clean. But it’s mainly the collective performance that seduced him: “Our defense has grown in strength for six games and tonight is a great victory. We will play Nanterre in the first round of the playoffs and it will not be easy. We will have to play the same way as tonight, as a team. Advances in defense? The coach sticks to the buttocks every day in training, every minute. It will be necessary to make a special preparation because their game is specific, with their propensity to shoot at three points. We had done well before the semi-finals of the Coupe de France and it had paid off.

SPRING SPORTS

  • Baseball (6)
    • Randy Bednar Jr., (L17) University of Maryland Terps, 24-29 RB: hitting .205, 30 hits, 14 rbi’s, 12 runs, 5 hr’s, 988% fielding
    • Drew Whalen, (L17) Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears 27-22; season ended
    • Matthew Brady, (L16) Carleton College Knights (10-21) season ended
    • Patrick Lightner, (L16) Marist College Red Foxes (26-21); PL: GS 32; BA .137, 3 RBIs ; .941 fielding season ended
    • Spencer Abraham (L15), Claremont McKenna College Stags (18-22) SA: 5 GP season ended
    • Sean P. O’Brien (L14), Macalester College Scots (21-17) SO: 2 IP, 1-0; Career 3-3, 16 appearances; season ended
  • Golf (4)
    • John Kalavritinos, (L17) Bucknell University (0-0) JK:
    • Evan Katz, (L17) Duke University, 2nd in regionals EK: Freshman Evan Katzconcluded his week with a five-over 76 that featured a birdie on 17. He would finish his first-ever regional tournament at four-over; off to 3rd consecutive NCAA Championship i May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.
    • Mike Blasey, (L15), Davidson College –at the NCAA Regionals MB had a 71 on the last round but his Wildcats were 25th at the Raleigh regional. Not off to Stillwater. season ended

o   Morgan Egloff, (L15). Rollins Tars, ME : season ended.

  • Lacrosse (24)– BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols May15,2018 next year after 4 L’14 college grads heading off to the real world, John will be tracking 1 L’14 transfer to grad school, 6 L’15, 5 L’16 ,2 L’17, 4L’17 transfers, 10 L’18 off to college


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BearLaxTraxFax by John Nichols 05/15/2018

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D-I

 

In the first round of the NCAA D-I tournament, two of the eight seeded teams lost and three of the four teams featuring Landon alums on their rosters won.  Over the past ten years, on average two of the eight seeds lose in the first round and for that period there has not been an instance of all eight seeds winning in the first round.  As you may expect, the #8 and #7 seeds (both of which lost this year) have the worst record and #1 seeds have not lost in the first round in at least eleven years.  If you look back over the season’s polls, only once (April 16) did the USILA Coaches’ poll have all eight of the first-round winners ranked in the poll’s top eight.

 

First round results also set up a Bears vs. Bears match as #1 Maryland will play unseeded Cornell in the quarter final round.  That game will be played on this coming Sunday in Annapolis.  This is the first Bears vs. Bears game in the NCAA tournament since 2015.  In both 2013 and 2014 there were three such contests.  There is a chance for one more Bears vs. Bears game in D-I this season if Johns Hopkins beats Duke on Sunday.

 

NCAA D-I MEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Maryland (Justin Shockey)  14

Robert Morris 11

 

Robert Morris, which got to this game by winning a play in game on Wednesday, proved to be no push-over for the top seeded Maryland Terrapins.  With the growth of lacrosse nationwide, parity has improved and the top seeds can not rest on regular season laurels.  The Colonials were up early on the Terrapins, scoring four straight, dodging from behind the goal to get to the crease after Maryland recorded the first goal of the game.  Maryland found success in transitions in the first half but were still down three at the half. The Terrapins came out hard in the third quarter scoring four goals in five minutes to take a 7-6 lead.  Maryland incrementally stretched out that lead by not allowing the Colonials to string goals together while the Terrapins often scored in pairs.  The game was almost penalty-free with the Maryland being called for a cross-check with a minute and a half left in the game.  Robert Morris converted on the man-up opportunity for the game’s final goal.

 

Justin won six of ten faceoffs, took one shot and covered five ground balls for Maryland.  Next up for Maryland is Cornell on Sunday in Annapolis in a Bears vs. Bears contest.

 

#5 Johns Hopkins (Sam Lynch) 10 OT

Georgetown 9

 

Johns Hopkins last played Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the 2007 NCAA tournament.  Hopkins won that game and went on to win the NCAA title that year.  That game was also notable because it was a Bears vs. Bears game with Jake Byrne (Landon 2003) at attack for Hopkins and Jake Samperton (Landon 2005) at attack for Georgetown.

 

In this year’s match, the Blue Jays got an early jump on the Hoyas scoring the game’s first three goals.  After that, Georgetown took control of the game and outscored Hopkins 8-0 over the next 28 minutes.  But, the Jays were not done and, as they have several times this season, they mounted a steady second half comeback.  Kyle Marr, son of the Albany coach, was the hero in regulation for Hopkins, scoring all five of Hopkins’ goals down the stretch.  His fifth goal tied the game with a few ticks over four minutes remaining in regulation.  The ensuing faceoff was a nearly minute long grind by the two FOGOs with the Hoyas gaining possession.  Georgetown shot wide and JHU had the runout to gain possession back.  Hopkins had two scoring chances in the final seconds but were not able to put one away.

 

Overtime started with another FOGO grind, this one for just half of a minute, with the Hoyas ultimately winning possession on a violation.  The second of two Georgetown shots was blocked and possession went back to the Blue Jays.  After a timeout, Hopkins got the game winner as Shack Stanwick dodged to the crease and put away the game winner.

 

Sam had playing time for Hopkins as a short stick defender.

 

Cornell (Jack Bolen, Colton Rupp, Andrew Fowler) 10

Syracuse 9

 

This was the second meeting of these teams this year.  In early April, Cornell downed the Orange 13-8 in game in which they never trailed.  This game was more tightly contested.  Teams had attempted to throttle Cornell’s high-scoring offense by face guarding Cornell’s leading scorer, Jeff Teat, and forcing their Big Red to try to beat them five-on-five.  Syracuse adopted this approach and it was largely successful, but Cornell has had time to come to grips with this tactic.

 

There were three ties in the first quarter, then the Orange built a 6-3 advantage by putting home three goals in just in less than a minute and a half of game time.  After the teams swapped single scores, Big Red mounted a comeback over the closing minutes of the second quarter into the third.  With just under seven minutes left in the third, Cornell tied the game at seven.  The game would be tied at each integer thereafter until Colton Rupp put Cornell up 10-9 (GWG)with 5:35 left in regulation with a man-up goal.   Through the balance of regulation, the teams traded possessions with the goalies making saves.  Syracuse had the final possession, but their three shots were well wide of the goal and Cornell was able to hold on.  Colton had and goal and assist for Cornell and Jack had one ground ball.

 

Cornell will play #1 Maryland in our first NCAA tournament Bears vs. Bears game in Annapolis.

 

Virginia (Ryan Pride) 12

Loyola 14

 

Virginia and Loyola started the 2018 season against each other with a double overtime thriller.  UVA and Loyola have played their season openers against each other for the past five years with Virginia winning four of those five.  Virginia’s four wins have all been one-goal affairs and two were overtime games.  Loyola’s one win in that series was an 11-4 thumping.  The way this game started, it looked like a reprise of that Loyola thumping.  The Greyhounds used successive four- and five-goal runs to race out to a 10-3 lead late into the second quarter.  A pair of late goals by the ‘Hoos narrowed that margin at the half.

 

Those late scores by Virginia did not translate into momentum for the second half as Loyola was able to extend that five-goal lead out to seven by the end of the third quarter.  Virginia mounted a ferocious comeback, outscoring Loyola 6-1 in the final period.  The last of those goals came with just 14 seconds left in regulation and Loyola was able to run out the clock after that.

 

Loyola moves on to face #3 Yale on Saturday and the Virginia season comes to a close.  These two will see each other in next year’s season opener.

 

D-III

 

NCAA D-III MEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

 

Saturday’s third round games (round of 16) saw all three teams that we follow win and advance.  This coming week, quarterfinal matches will be played on Wednesday at the sites of the higher seeded teams and then the D-III tournament semi-final games will be played on Saturday.  After the semi-finals, teams will be given a break from the weekend and weekday scheduling with the D-III championship game to be played in Boston on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

 

Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague):

 

Third Round Game:  

Ohio Wesleyan (Tyler McTague)  11

Denison 10

 

This marks the third time these teams have met this year.  The Battling Bishops won the regular season meeting at Denison then Denison won the NCAC tournament championship game at OWU.  This rematch was similarly back-and-forth.  If one team put together a run of two or three goals, the other answered back with the same.  Consequently, the game was tied often and in the balance into the fourth quarter. The trading of goals led to Denison taking a 10-9 lead after the Bishops and tied the game up with a goal that stopped a Denison run.  However, the Bishops had the game’s last run, scoring twice to flip the scoreboard in their favor.  Still, there were over seven minutes left in regulation.  Denison managed two possessions and five shots over the balance of the game, but one was saved and four were wide of the cage.

 

Next for the Battlin’ Bishops is a quarter-final match with one of the tournaments top seeds, Gettysburg, on Wednesday.

 

Salisbury (Brian Menendez):

 

Third Round Game:

Salisbury (Brian Menendez) 12

Christopher Newport  11

 

This marks the third time these teams have met this year.  Salisbury won both contests, a 6-5 squeaker at CNU and a 14-3 blowout in the CAC tournament semi-finals.  Christopher Newport was ready for the challenge and up for revenge after the CAC tournament thrashing that Salisbury applied to them.  Salisbury, though, was not about to let Cristopher Newport stop them on their path to a third straight NCAA D-III title.  The Captains took command of the game in the first half putting together runs for four and five goals to jump out to a 9-3 lead at the half.  CNU scored first to open the second half, then the Seagulls took over.  Salisbury scored nine unanswered goals to take a two-goal lead with two and a half minutes left in regulation.  The Captains would get back to within one with a minute left, but turnovers, not shots and goals, consumed the balance of the game.

 

Salisbury hosts Dickinson College of the Centennial Conference on Wednesday in a quarter-final game.

 

Tufts (Luke Kurtz):

 

Third Round Game:

Tufts (Luke Kurtz) 18

Ithaca 11

 

Tufts last played Ithaca in the quarter-final round of the 2016 NCAA D-III tournament, trouncing them 19-7.

 

Tufts and Ithaca traded goals early on then the Jumbos took advantage of a two-minute non-releasable foul on Ithaca by scoring four man-up goals to build a five-goal lead.  That lead held up over the balance of the contest, except for one spell of 26 seconds in the fourth quarter when it was cut to four.  Luke saw field time in this third round game.

 

Tufts hosts Wesleyan in a quarterfinal game this week, a fellow NESCAC team that they have beaten twice this season.

 

Seniors

Sean O’Brien—Bucknell

Lacrosse is not over for Sean.  He was drafted by the Dallas Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse and has been signed to the team’s 25 man roster.  He saw his first professional action this weekend and scored the first goal of his professional career.

 

Sean wrapped up his collegiate career at Bucknell with 99 career points on 87 goals and 12 assists over his four years for the Bison.  With his running mates Connor O’Hara (85 goals, 13 assists) and Will Sands (102 goals, 141 assists), Sean part of a potent three-man offense surge which propelled Bucknell into the national polls.

 

Jack Bolen—Cornell

 

With Cornell’s win over Syracuse, Jacks playing career at Cornell continues.  Over the past three seasons, Jack has played in all but two of Cornell’s games.  Jack scored eight goals and contributed one assist (so far!) with the lion’s share of that production coming during his sophomore season.

 

Riley McTague—Hobart

 

Riley has had limited playing time over the course of his career at Hobart, but has excelled in the classroom as a Northeast Conference Honor Roll honoree each of the last two years (2018 Spring has not yet been released) as an International Relations major.

 

Sam Lynch—Johns Hopkins

 

Sam appeared in 25 games for the Blue Jays a short stick defensive middie, over half of those appearances coming this season (with more yet to come).

 

New Coverage Next Season: Rising Freshmen and Changes

2014

Jack Falk—Duke*  Jack played three years at Virginia and is now in grad school at Duke

2017

Michael Abizaid—Utah*

Shane Corcoran—Navy

Cam James—Loyola*

Nate Buller—Penn State*

2018

Joey Epstein-Johns Hopkins

Brendan Gallagher—Dartmouth

Brett Gallagher—Dartmouth

John Geppert—Maryland

Alexander Hagerup—Fairfield*

Zach Johnson—Michigan*

Jace Menendez—Salisbury

Gilbert Sentimore—Utah*

Mo Sillah—Towson*

Drew Wellington—Bucknell

*: new school coverage

Published in: on May 16, 2018 at 3:05 am  Comments (1)  

BearSportsNews Sunday Edition 05.13.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Winter Sports
    • Wrestling racks up more awards
  • Spring Sports
    • Tennis beats Prep to sweep regular season and tournament crowns 2 years in a row
    • Golf goes 8-2
    • Lacrosse fights to the IAC finals but loses to that school from Potomac in the finals
  • Bear Tracks
    • Winter Sports
      • One Bear earns his University’s leadership award
    • Spring Sports:
      • Baseball 6 Bears playing -all but two seasons complete; one career complete
      • Golf 4 Bears playing
      • Lacrosse 24 Bears playing

INSIDE THE WHITE ROCKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Sports

  • Wrestling
    • recognized by the MSWA for their excellent work off the mats, as well as on the mats.  We all are very proud of their accomplishments.  MSWA All-Academic Team webpage
      • Brendon Gallagher 1st team
      • Jelani Machen 2nd team
      • Patrick Kielb Honorable Mention
      • Axel Giron Honorable Mention

Spring Sports

  • Varsity Golf (8-2) lost to Gilman School at Bethesda Country Club 196-193. Next up. May 12 Bear Trap Dunes – Freeman Invitational Memorial Tournament. Then Metro Golf Championship. PB Dye Golf Club May 15
  • Varsity Lacrosse- (12-6) beat SSSA in the 2nd round of the IACs LANDON LACROSSE 13 SSSA 11 but lost to Bullis in the last seconds of the finals- Landon Lacrosse 8 Bullis 9
  • Varsity Rugby – (4-3)
  • Varsity Tennis-(9-2) beat GP in the tournament finals, taking the IAC double (regular season and tournament) two years in a row. Landon scored victories in the top three singles flights (Sachin Das, Rodrigo Pedraza Garcia and Cyrus Rahbaran, respectively), No. 2 doubles (Syed Aal-e-Ali and Michael Mehlman) and No. 3 doubles (William McClure and Williams Sears)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BEAR TRACKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Football

  • Terrence Fullum (L14) Sioux City Bandits Champions Indoor Football (5-1) web site not up to date.

Winter Sports

  • College Basketball
    • Aaron Byrd L 16 was awarded Augusta University’s Leadership Award
  • Pro Basketball –LNB Pro A Basketball Champions League
    • Darion Atkins (L 11) SIG Strasbourg, France (23-10). Beat LeMans 80-70 DA: 27:13 min, 11 points, 3 reb.
  • Ice Hockey
    • USHL Hockey
      • Patrick Giles (L*18) USNTDP U18 (39-17-0-1 in USHL); lost to Youngstown in 1st round 1-5

SPRING SPORTS

  • Baseball (6)
    • Randy Bednar Jr., (L17) University of Maryland Terps, 20-25 RB: hitting .191, 27 hits, 14 rbi’s, 10 runs, 5 hr’s, 988% fielding
    • Drew Whalen, (L17) Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears 27-22; season ended
    • Matthew Brady, (L16) Carleton College Knights (10-21) season ended
    • Patrick Lightner, (L16) Marist College Red Foxes (24-18); PL: GS 32; BA .281 15 RBIs ; .941 fielding
    • Spencer Abraham (L15), Claremont McKenna College Stags (18-22) SA: 5 GP season ended
    • Sean P. O’Brien (L14), Macalester College Scots (21-17) SO: 2 IP, 1-0; Career 3-3, 16 appearances; season ended
  • Golf (4)
    • John Kalavritinos, (L17) Bucknell University (0-0) JK:
    • Evan Katz, (L17) Duke University, next regionals 5/14
    • Mike Blasey, (L15), Davidson College –the NCAA’s on 5/14

o   Morgan Egloff, (L15). Rollins Tars, at NCAAs Tars 13th  ME : tied for 32nd, shooting scores of 72-72-75 to finish at six-over (219) for the tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published in: on May 13, 2018 at 6:22 am  Leave a Comment  

Landon Lacrosse 8 Bullis 9

Not all final chapters are written with a winning ending. The closing paragraphs of  the consummate Teacher/Coach/Mentor, Rob Bordley’s last game constitute a teachable moment.

Here is the lesson written by a gifted poet:

"If—" Rudyard Kipling, written circa 1895


….
 
 If you can dream- -and not make dreams your master; 
 If you can think- -and not make thoughts your aim,
 If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
 And treat those two impostors just the same:.
 If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
 Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
 Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
 And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools; 
 
 If you can make one heap of all your winnings
 And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
 And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
 And never breathe a word about your loss:
 If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
 To serve your turn long after they are gone,
 And so hold on when there is nothing in you
 Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on! '
 
 ….
 If you can fill the unforgiving minute
 With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
 Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
 And- -which is more- -you'll be a Man, my son!

Not surprisingly, the key couplet of “IF-“ is inscribed above the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


To the game, Bullis hit Bordley Stadium at Triplett Field as a very different team from the boys that played here on April 6. The new faces on the Bulldogs squad were integrated better.

The Bears were first on the board with an exceptional middie play, Zach Johnson on a pass to John Geppert. The visitors responded with 3 consecutives goals -at 4:03, 3:16 and 1:31.

END OF 1ST Q BULLDOGS 3 BEARS 1

 

The first goal of the second period was @ 7:33 starting with a Bullis turnover in the Bears D end from which a streaking Ryan Giles earned a hockey assist on a pass to John who in turn threw the ball to a cutting Graham Hertzberg, who made an athletic catch and buried his shot.

The visitors replied with their 4th goal at 6:09.

Joey Epstein took the ball at about the 45 yard line, deked once, twice and his opponent fell to the ground. The shot was from about 30 yards out and hit the back of the net @ 5:12. Undeterred the Bulldogs scored at 3:42.

A pick allowed Joey E to get his hands free and make a pass to John, who turned a beat the opposing goalie @2:07.

It looked like the teams would break for halftime, but a Bulldog clear failed and the ball was scooped up by Drew Wellington who completed a 40 yard pass to Gilbert Sentimore, who was moving to the crease and as he fell, he scored @0:04.5

HALFTIME BEARS 5 BULLDOGS 5

The Bears returned from their rest all fired up. Another broken Bullis clear resulted in John getting the ball and relentlessly driving through checks for his hat trick goal @11:35. Another visitors turnover resulted in the ball being in John’s stick who moved it to a cutting Joey E who bested the Bulldog goalie @9:45 +2 Bears.

Unfortunately, the waning seconds of the penultimate period, the visitors reduced the margin to 0 with goals at 6:34 and 0:04. Mitch Laughlin faced short range shots, likely goals, which he stopped at 5:00, 3:00 and 1:50.

END OF 3RD Q BEARS 7 BULLDOGS 7

One of the players, whose integration into Bullis’ offense back in April and who was controlled by Mo Sillah for most of the game, showed his talent with an impressive goal at 4:45.

The Bulldogs were called for a penalty and chose to shut off Joey, who stayed at midfield. The remaining 5 Bears played against the 4 Bulldogs and a Zach quick pass to John quickly avoided the Bullis goalie @ 1:27 for the tying goal.

Kipling’s “disaster” then hit the Bears at 0:08.6. The Men of Landon¸ with heads held high, surrounded their brothers, met their opponents in a handshake line and then heard more words of wisdom from Coach Bordley. The normal post-game regimen of fetching balls, cleaning up empty bottles, consoling each other and returning to their families was followed and the imposter treated with equanimity.

FINAL SCORE BEARS 8 BULLDOGS 9

 

 

 

 

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John Geppert



 

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