The Weekend in Stick: Crazy Pants are Pants (Part II)


"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.


Ohio States scorched Air Force's planet, 14-4, in the Horseshoe; tens of thousands of fans showed up for the lacrosse game and begrudingly stuck around for fake practice football (presumably because fake practice football is infinitely more exciting than doing whatever it is people otherwise do in Columbus, Ohio) . . . Army creamed Holy Cross, 15-6; this had no bearing on anything other than the ability to write words about it on the Internet . . . UMBC forced overtime against Albany with 2:58 remaining on the ticker and got the game-winner from Scott Jones to secure a crazyballs 17-16 win over the Great Danes; my dream of an undefeated America East run from the earlier-winless Albany squad is in flames and not covered by insurance . . . St. John's beat Providence, 8-4; the Friars should probably just pretend that 2012 didn't happen . . . Princeton does what Princeton do: Hammer knuckleheads that aren't quite as good; the Tigers' 12-5 victory assures them of at least a share of the Ivy title and creates even more problems for a Harvard squad that still hasn't qualified for the league's tournament.


Jacksonville dropped Manhattan, 12-5, while Siena used the nuclear option against Marist, 20-8; the MAAC: We're still a league! . . . Dartmouth held on for a 7-6 victory over Pennsylvania; Quaker law probably requires that a 3-9 record requires inquiries into whether someone is a witch . . . Lehigh will travel to Hamilton as the Patriot League's two-seed following a 16-6 trouncing of cross-Valley rival Lafayette; the Mountain Hawks are now 12-2 and that can't possibly be right . . . Robert Morris is an vicious boar that gorges itself on goals; in a 25-8 defeat of Quinnipiac, Kiel Matisz went for eight points and may have discovered magical unicorns . . . Vermont earned its second victory of the season with an 11-5 defeat of Binghamton; the Bearcats probably need to have a talk with Providence at this point . . . Notre Dame did what Notre Dame does in a tough 10-7 defeat of Villanova: Crush your soul slowly and deadly . . . Penn State dropped Delaware, 13-9; the Blue Hens are now 6-8 and are probably out of magic beans . . . Rutgers beat Michigan, 13-9, but actually trailed the Wolverines at the half (5-4); Rutgers probably needs more Jersey power . . . Hartford throw more wrenches into the America East works with its 11-10 overtime defeat of Stony Brook; chaos theory is linear in the America East . . . Drexel pulled out an important one against Towson with its 13-5 victory; the Dragons have are so much "Why not?' right now.


Rapid fire for morsel consequences: Bellarmine beat Detroit, 9-8; Mount St. Mary's are copycats to Bellarmine-Detroit and beat Sacred Heart, 9-8; Canisius won a real life lacrosse game, dropping VMI 13-11; Bryant stepped on Wagner's neck until the breathing stopped in a 21-3 shellacking; and St. Joseph's beat Mercer, 14-9. Whoopie!

More after the jump.


Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: Seven backstops recorded at least 15 saves this weekend, two topping the 20-stop mark: RJ Wickham (18, Navy); Tyler Fiorito (15, Princeton); Craig Goodermote (19, Marist); Griffin Ferrigan (16, St. Joseph's); Emil Weiss (16, Michigan); Andrew Wascavage (21, Towson); and Jack Meyer (23, Yale). High honors this week go to Navy's RJ Wickham for defending his pipes like a true American in his final stand, although Jack Meyer's 23-save performance against Bryant deserves special freedom-recognition as well.
  • Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Siena's Bryan Neufeld. (I know, right?) Neufeld is quietly lurking as a super-stud with very few knots, and his five-goal, four-assist performance against Marist on Saturday should be a warning signal to the unlucky saps that draw Siena in the NCAA Tournament (assuming the Saints don't duff the MAAC Tournament). Honorable mention to Albany's Joe Resetarits who went three-and-five in a valiant losing effort to UMBC. (Will Manny only had two points against Hofstra on a goal and an assist. I'm starting to worry about him, you guys.)
  • "Five-Goal Club and More!": Scott Klimchak (5, Rutgers); Kevin Donovan, Jr. (5, Lehigh); Dave Morton (6, Robert Morris); Jake Hayes (5, Robert Morris); Ryan McGee (6, St. Joseph's); Ty Thompson (5, Albany); Sam Snow (5, Fairfield); and Bryan Neufeld (5, Siena).
  • Rock 'n Roll Band: Bishop Allen. They're neat.

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

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