"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.
Rutgers hung around with Notre Dame, but the Irish are gonna Irish and that means keeping opponents under 10 goals with a mean scowl; Notre Dame moves to 6-1 with the 12-9 victory . . . Fairfield continues to cruise along, selling chaff as wheat; the Stags are now 8-1 after a 17-12 win against Hobart . . . Albany remains a sad sack of, well, sadness after its 15-7 loss to Bucknell; the Great Danes are still winless on the season . . . Duke survived a furious 5-0 fourth quarter from Georgetown to win, 13-11; the Devils one of the scariest team in Division I and a Sunday date against Syracuse could be a fireworks explosion without pesky loss of life . . . We all continue to live in Lehigh's world of mind-bending following the Mountain Hawks' 12-3 dismantling of Holy Cross; Lehigh is now 9-1 on the season and your grandfather has still never heard of that school . . . Loyola remained unbeaten on the season -- break up the Greyhounds! -- with a 13-5 defeat of UMBC; Mike Sawyer continues to be a thunderclap from above.
Army got its second win in six tries with its 10-3 defeat of Layafette; the Leopards are not good in a very "We're not good" kind of way . . . Cornell used an eight-goal fourth quarter to get past Pennsylvania, 16-11, in a very physical in Philadelphia; the Big Red continue to hold water with Rob Pannell sidelined with a flat tire . . . Penn State defeated St. Joseph's, 7-3, in THUNDERDOME! action; the Nittany Lions secured victory when it clunked the Hawks over the head with a brass pipe . . . Jacksonville escaped with a 13-12 overtime victory against VMI in MAAAAAAAAAAAAC action; that league needs some deodorant or something . . . Bryant continues to prove that it believes in upward mobility; after a 10-9 victory over Stony Brook, the Bulldogs are 5-2, making Mike Pressler look like a genius all over again . . . Quinnipiac is no longer in Reverse Survivor contention with its 12-11 defeat of Binghamton; the Bobcats were allowed carte blance of the Hamden, Connecticut streets to drive around in awesome go karts as recognition of their win. . . Siena beat Providence, 16-13; in other news, "no doink."
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Harvard took home a 15-10 win over Dartmouth, but the Crimson still don't look or feel like anything more than a middle-of-the-road team from a national perspective; may I suggest playing on the backs of dinosaurs as a way to separate the Crimson from the rest of the crowd? . . . Michigan continues its education in Division I lacrosse with a setback against Mount St. Mary's, 15-6; two fourth quarter goals from the Wolverines kept the score somewhat respectable . . . Hartford detonated an atomic goal bomb on Wagner, winning 24-4; the Seahawks are, in a word, sodamnterribleitsrequiressympathy . . . Denver ground Air Force (/groan), 11-8, in a game where the Pioneers put the game out of reach with an eight-goal third period . . . St. John's stayed on the right side of .500 with a 13-8 defeat of Sacred Heart; the Johnnies a heartwarming story to tell over a cup of Sanka or something . . . Drexel put a shiv into Hofstra's side with a 6-5 defeat of the Pride in THUNDERDOME! action; the Dragons' two-goal fourth quarter was the difference . . . Delaware is officially engulfed in flames following a 13-8 loss to Towson; the Blue Hens will now win the CAA tournament, making your head explode thus rendering logic unnecessary and obsolete.
More after the jump
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Not a big weekend for stoppers, but there were four with at least 15 stops: Peter Zonino (17, Hobart); Brian Feeney (16, Pennsylvania); Peter DeLuca (17, Jacksonville); and Adam Cohen (15, UMBC). High honors go to Brian Feeney for surviving Cornell and living to tell the tale.
- Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Ari Waffle of Jacksonville. (I know, right?) Waffle went for nine points on eight goals. His name is also delicious.
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": Simon Giourmetakis (6, Canisius); Nick Gantsoudes (5, Bucknell); Ari Waffle (8, Jacksonville); Jeff Cohen (5, Harvard); Logan Schuss (5, Ohio State); and Mike Sawyer (5, Loyola).
- Rock 'n Roll Band: Ra Ra Riot. They're neat.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.