Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
"The Weekend in Stick": It's exactly what it sounds like -- a recapitulation of this weekend's most notable. No doink.
Part I gave you all the big stories from the weekend; Part II is all about the little stories that are notable and adorable in easily digestible form.
Lehigh beat Army, 10-6; Matt Poillon, over the last two weeks, hasn't missed a beat since sitting out due to injury . . . Quinnipiac suffered its second loss in as many games in a 11-10 defeat at the hands of Hartford; the Hawks now have consecutive wins after starting the season in Reverse Survivor contention . . . Penn State took a tire iron to Massachusetts' face and made the Minutemen bleed blood; the Nittany Lions' 7-5 victory puts Penn State in a good position in THUNDERDOME! as the world approaches late-March . . . Stony Brook started slowed but eventually dispatched Sacred Heart, 12-10; because it needs to be written over and over again -- the Seawolves' identity is cloaked in secrecy and concern . . . Bryant remains winless (what the hell?) after Miles Thompson pumped in nine goals for Albany in a 17-10 victory for the Great Danes; the last name you want to see on your schedule at this point is "Albany" with three words attached to it -- "All three Thompsons are expected to play" . . . Bellarmine continues to roll along with tunes blaring from the stereo after a 12-5 trouncing of Mercer; the Knights are doing exactly what they need to do, which isn't exciting but rather important . . . The Bearcats like this winning thing; Binghamton registered a 13-6 victory over Manhattan behind Matt Springer uncorking a goal scoring extravaganza . . . Canisius beat VMI, 10-7, but it wasn't extravagantly pretty with bow ties and stuff; the Griffs need to be three goals better than the Keydets if they want to surmount Marist in the MAAC. . . .
Hofstra rolled over Delaware, 10-5, behind Adrian Sorichetti's four goals; if Sorichetti decides to invade a small Caribbean country to claim it as his own, it's best that the natives not contest . . . Drexel went down a couple of goals late in the third quarter but, because the Dragons are invincible, eventually earned a 14-11 victory over Mount St. Mary's; this Drexel offense is moveable catastrophe for opposing defenses . . . Duke won its second game this week in a 12-4 dismantling of Towson; Case Matheis says, "Hello!" . . . UMBC beat High Point, 16-11; the Panthers have a hell of a player in Dan Lomas and Jon Torpey needs to keep his hands on him . . . The Siena machine is spitting nuts and bolts all over the place as it slowly falls to pieces; Jacksonville beat the Saints in overtime on Saturday, 11-10; egad . . . Marquette played fairly square with St. Joseph's in the first half, but the Hawks would pull away in the second in 12-7 victory; Marquette will play its first home game on April 20th . . . Drew Philie crushed Wagner's face with seven goals and an assist in the Catamounts' 15-6 smoke show against the Seahawks; Wagner remains icky . . . It may be time to start talking about Kieran McArdle as the Big East's (last) player of the year; the attackman went off for 12 points in a 20-13 ass beating of Rutgers. . . .
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Marist is a beautiful snowflake of perfection; the Red Foxes beat Detroit, 11-8 . . . Maryland didn't tattoo Villanova, but the Terps earned a 10-7 victory over the Wildcats in Philadelphia; Maryland remains almost as impressive as a free wings forever promotion at every restaurant on the planet . . . Brown succumbed to peer pressure and piled on Harvard just like everybody else; the Bears' 11-9 victory over the Crimson moves Bruno to 4-1 and I don't know what that means . . . Bucknell went boom against Lafayette; the Bison's 13-6 victory keeps Bucknell in the national picture as possibly the best team in the Patriot League . . . Jim Morrissey is a sorcerer; Holy Cross beat Navy, 7-5, at Citi Field (and none of that makes sense) . . . Robert Morris rolls on after a 16-12 victory over Hobart; despite concerns prior to the game, a nominal level of defense was actually played despite the efforts of Alex Love and Dave Morton . . . Colgate added another area of grief to the Wilpons' lives, beating their beloved Wolverines, 10-7; Peter Baum will get big stage treatment on Saturday at the Face-Off Classic. . . .
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Gill Conners (Quinnipiac, 20); Austin Kaut (Penn State, 16); Blaze Riorden (Albany, 17); Kyle Turri (Duke, 15); Wes DiRito (UMBC, 15); Matt Sharp (Siena, 17); Jeff Lowman (St. John's, 17); and Jack Kelly (Brown, 15). High honors this week go to Kyle Turri for doing something that Duke has hated all season -- stopping shots and not becoming the last option before a cardboard cut-out of a goalie was hung between the pipes.
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": Miles Thompson (Albany, 9); Matt Springer (Binghamton, 5); Steve Mock (Cornell, 6); Brett Schmidt (Mount St. Mary's, 5); Drew Philie (Vermont, 7); Kieran McArdle (St. John's, 5); Kevin Cernuto (St. John's, 5); Jay Carlson (Maryland, 5); Todd Heritage (Bucknell, 5); Alex Love (Hobart, 5); and Dave Morton (Robert Morris, 5).
- The Tom Schreiber is Killing Everyone from Everywhere Award: Kieran McArdle's 12-point (five goals, seven assists) performance is all kinds of nuts, but high honors this week go to Georgetown's Reilly O'Connor (four-and-six) for exposing some potential issues with Providence and Drexel's Robert Church (four-and-three) for helping the Dragons to an important win over a dangerous Mount St. Mary's squad. (Tom Schreiber went three-and-two against Pennsylvania. Hard men that wear flannel shirts and have calluses on their hands raise a Miller High Life in Schreiber's honor.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.