"The Weekend in Stick": It's exactly what it sounds like -- a recapitulation of this weekend's most notable. No doink.
(Part I is here.)
Part I gave you all the big stories from this weekend; Part II is all about the little stories that are notable and adorable in easily digestible form.
Loyola remained perfect on the season with a 15-8 win over Air Force; the Greyounds scored seven (!!!) in the final frame to put away the Falcons . . . Colgate cruised over Fairfield, 12-6, in what should have been an Unblemished!-Unbeaten! throwdown; each are now Once-blemished!-Once-beaten! . . . Albany continues its Reverse Survivor quest, eschewing victory once again in a 14-12 defeat at the hands of Bryant; Mike Pressler is a boss with the Bulldogs at 4-2 on the season . . . THUNDERDOME! is happening and Delaware can't like that; Hofstra dropped the once fanciful Blue Hens, 13-5; Delaware didn't score in the second half and may, in fact, be dead . . . Yale led Cornell 4-2 after one yesterday, and then the Big Red started wagging its "No!" finger and pulled out an 8-7 victory in Ithaca; boardrooms everywhere are in mourning or joy . . . Did you know that Towson is 3-3? Me neither; the Tigers beat Stony Brook, 10-8, further proving that the America East is an orgy of "Yeah, sure, whatever."
Lehigh is your grandmother's favorite grandson; with a 7-6 victory over Army, the Mountain Hawks are 7-1 on the season and headed toward a party with balloons and ice cream cake with Colgate in the Patriot League . . . Villanova remains winless against schools not located in Pennsylvania after getting shellacked by Maryland, 11-5; the Terps are taking out their frustration on everyone after "The UMBC Issue" . . . Georgetown is 4-1 after a 7-6 triumph of Providence, although the record is deceiving -- the Hoyas haven't defeated a team with a winning record this season; also, Georgetown's basketball team is full of poop . . . VERMONT GOT ITS FIRST VICTORY OF THE SEASON WITH A 12-11 DEFEAT OF SACRED HEART; THE CATAMOUNTS WERE TREATED TO ICE CREAM CONES AFTER THE GAME BY DAVE'S MOM. . . Navy is just kind of taking care of its business at this point after a 13-7 smackeroo of Holy Cross; Tucker Hull continues to be lethal with no vaccine in sight.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Pennsylvania is now at 1-4 and in intensive care; Princeton's 11-4 victory over the Quakers sets up a potentially fun Yale-Tigers game next Saturday . . . Hartford earned its second victory of the season with a 15-12 win over still winless Quinnipiac; the Hawks might be the best team in the America East at 2-5 on the year (/head explosion) . . . The Patriot League is shaping itself up to be a sexy, curvy momma; with Bucknell's 17-6 stomping of Lafayette, the Bison may be finding their stride to take on Colgate and Lehigh for top honors in the conference . . . Harvard squeaks past Brown in overtime, 10-9; the Crimson are impossible to figure out and I'm giving up and just going to eat a banana instead . . . Duke book-ended its weekend with another win, a 20-9 dismantling of Dartmouth; Duke head coach John Danowski was not made available after the game to discuss whether he hates dirty hippies from New Hampshire.
More after the jump.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: It was a big week for stoppers, boys and girls! Nine guys registered at least 15 stops over the weekend -- Austin Fox (15, Air Force); Matt Lindemann (20, VMI); Dillon Pope (17, Robert Morris); Rich Akapnitis (19, Manhattan); Christian Dzwilewski (16, Providence); RJ Wickham (16, Navy); David Barton (15, Vermont); Justin Bateman (14, Mercer); and Nick Gibaldi (14, Wagner). High honors this week are shared by Bateman and Barton, who each helped their teams to their first wins of the season. Huzzah!
- Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Colgate's Peter Baum and Johns Hopkins' Brandon Benn. (I know, right?) Benn went for five points on four goals against Syracuse on Saturday, keeping the Blue Jays unbeaten and basically putting the game away by himself. Peter Baum is a crushing destroying and went for four goals and two assists. He is an animal with a mean streak. (Will Manny, of course, went for three goals against Penn State (because he hates goalies).)
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": Joel Matthews (7, Detroit); Miles Thompson (6, Albany); Colin Dunster (5, Bryant); Kiel Matisz (5, Robert Morris); and Jeff Cohen (5, Harvard).
- Rock 'n Roll Band: The Format. They were neat.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.