The Weekend in Stick: Pressure Makes Diamonds (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 in easily digestible form.

ELSEWHERE

Syracuse has now lost consecutive games for the first time in 76 outings after the Orange lost to Duke in MetLife Stadium, 12-10; somewhere in DeWitt, New York, a guy is telling all his friends that Syracuse may not qualify for the Big East Tournament, nevermind the NCAA Tournament . . . Notre Dame used a 10-2 (!!!) second half effort to pull away from St. John's, 13-6; it looks like someone answered the Irish's personal ad . . . Bryant continues to act as king of the peasants, dropping Sacred Heart on Saturday, 11-8; the Bulldogs are the quietest 7-2 in the country and poses, once again, life's impossible puzzle: Why isn't Mike Pressler running a major program again? . . . Jeff Cohen went for seven in Harvard's 11-7 defeat of Michigan; the Crimson are 5-4 and I wouldn't trust them with a checkbook on an account with less than $50 . . . Lehigh continues its path of destruction, wiping out Navy on Friday night, 9-4; the Midshipmen were held scoreless for what felt like an entire interview with very boring political people.

MORE ELSEWHERE

Albany dropped Binghamton, 12-11; the victory was the first for the Great Danes this season and resulted in many human conceptions afterwards (I think) . . . Bryan Neufeld got his 200th career point and Danny Martinsen got his 100th in Siena's 12-9 defeat of Jacksonville; I haven't done 200 anything since graduating from college 10 years ago . . . Yale beat Penn, 10-9, and I'm quite sure that is all you care to know about that . . . Ay-yi-yi, Wagner; when stuff goes wrong, they really go wrong for the Seahawks: Robert Morris dropped an atomic bomb of rope ripping (don't steal that from me, federal government scientists) in a 22-10 shellacking . . . After spending most of the season on the winless bus, Quinnipiac is now careening around the streets in the winnermobile after a 12-8 defeat of conference foe Mount St. Mary's; that's a dangerous amount of winning in Hamden, Connecticut.

EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE

Massachusetts crushed St. Joseph's, 15-3; several Hawks were treated for hurt feelings following the game . . . Denver took care of business against Hobart, 15-8; the Pioneers are 6-3 on the season, but their best win is against Penn State (start shoveling, Denver) . . . Princeton stomped Brown for retribution on the Bears' decision to take the Tigers' girlfriend out for a seafood dinner without clearing it with them first; Princeton's 13-2 victory was just as ugly as you'd imagine (blood, guts, a solo from Liza Minnelli, etc.) . . . Georgetown beat Lafayette, 8-5; the Hoyas are a gooey 5-3 on the year and shouldn't be trusted with sharp objects . . . UMBC got a big ol' America East win against Hartford with a 16-12 defeat of the Hawks; I'd like to explain quantum physics to you before trying to analyze the America East race . . . THUNDERDOME! continues to crush things with Drexel's 11-8 defeat of Delaware; the Blue Hens are 3-7 on the season and down a pint of blood.

More after the jump.

PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING

Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: Rob Fortunato (15, Virginia); Peter DeLuca (15, Jacksonville); Rich Akapnitis (19, Manhattan); Austin Kaut (17, Penn State); Tyler Fiorito (16, Princeton); Peter Zonino (16, Hobart); Jake Hyatt (15, Lafayette); Mark Manos (15, Drexel); and Adam Cohen (15, UMBC). High honors this week go to Austin Kaut for almost single-handedly crushing Villanova's soul.
  • Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Virginia's Steele Stanwick. (I know, right?) The Cavalier went for eight points on five assists and three goals to help rocket Virginia past Maryland with a big second half surge. Honorable mention honors go to Massachusetts' Will Manny (I know, right?), who had eight against St. Joseph's (but that's like having all your faculties and playing hoops in an over-50 synagogue league: anyone that isn't diseased could score 30).
  • "Five-Goal Club and More!": Peter Baum (6, Colgate); Deron Dempster (5, Yale); Matt Diehl (5, Quinnipiac); Jeff Cohen (7, Harvard); and Joe Lustgarten (5, UMBC).
  • Rock 'n Roll Band: Dave Brubeck Quartet. They're neat.

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

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