The Weekend in Stick: "Morale Week" Brings Upsets and Beatings (Part II)

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"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. Or not. Actually, it's just excess notebook nonsense. I think I just broke the fourth wall. I'm sorry?

ELSEWHERE

Welcome to the super-fun victory club, Michigan! The Wolverines went down to Florida to play Georgia's Mercer College -- Huh? Yup. -- and put the hurt on the Bears, 14-4 . . . Colgate had a "Going Out of Goals Sale" with Robert Morris in Pittsburgh; inventory was released to the tune of 38 goals, 24 in favor of the Raiders (more on this game below and later this week) . . . After having their game postponed due to "God's wrath" in Kentucky, Loyola used a second-half surge to pull away from Bellarmine, 11-8; the Greyhounds are still unbeaten on the season and will see Duke next Saturday after a mid-week game against the newest member of the super-fun victory club, Michigan . . . Very quietly (probably because nobody ever wants to visit Jamaica, Queens), St. John's has a 2-1 record; the Johnnies knocked off a pretty good Siena squad at home, 8-5, which is nice considering the carpetbombing they took at Yale the week prior.

MORE ELSEWHERE

Yale might have some juice this season; the Bulldogs took apart Albany 13-7 after trailing 3-1 in the first quarter . . . Massachusetts stayed unbeaten with a 12-7 win against Brown; it got a little dicey late, but the class of THUNDERDOME! don't cotton to no Ivy League fools . . . Towson beat Mount St. Mary's, 10-8; my five-year plan (which is just a piece of paper that has "Rock on!" written on it) is clearer than what Towson is and will be this season . . . Penn State won a trophy!; the Nittany Lions knocked off Ohio State, 5-2, while also holding Logan Schuss to all of one goal; the win is Penn State's third straight after a tough loss to North Carolina to open the season . . . Cornell crushed Army 18-7 in Ithaca; Rob Pannell had six points and left the game in the second half with an apparent injury (stupid selfish injuries ruining it for the rest of us).

EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE

Notre Dame beat Drexel, 6-5; no offense was harmed in the defensive victory . . . ST. JOSEPH'S BEAT WAGNER, 6-5, IN THE GAME OF THE CENTURY EVER PLAYED ON THIS PLANET (YES, THE BOLDED, ITALICIZED, ALL CAPS IS NECESSARY) . . . Fairfield remains curiously unbeatable after dumping UMBC in overtime, 10-9; the ECAC is going to be a big box of mush once Fairfield, Denver, Loyola, and Ohio State start slapping each other . . . Denver inched past Hartford, 11-10; I'm not sure what that says about Denver or Hartford . . . Marist beat Stony Brook in Long Island, 10-9, which should make your brain say, "America East, does not compute, overheating, overheating, shutting down."

More after the jump.

PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING

Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: There were eight goalies that registered at least 15 saves this weekend -- Levell (Detroit, 19); Amato (Maryland, 14); McCormack (Massachusetts, 15); Zonino (Hobart, 16); Heston (Binghamton, 15); Gibaldi (Wagner, 15); Fortunato (Virginia, 16); DeLuca (Jacksonville, 19); Love (Bryant, 17); and Weiss (Michigan, 15). High honors of the week go to Rob Fortunato, though, for his Herculian effort against Syracuse.
  • Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Peter Baum. I know, right? Whatever. Colgate's junior midfield went for 10 points on eight goals and two assists against Robert Morris. He now has the conn. (Will Manny, for what it's worth, was lazy this week and only went for four points on two goals and two assists. What a bum.)
  • "Five-Goal Club and More!": Baum (Colgate, 8); Matisz (Robert Morris, 6); Lusby (Loyola, 5); Comeau (Georgetown, 6); Love (Hobart, 5); Mock (Cornell, 5); Costabile (Dartmouth, 7).
  • Rock 'n Roll Band: Born Ruffians. They're neat.

Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.

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