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.
Brown hung around but Yale eventually put Bruno away with an four-goal run to erase an 8-7 deficit with 8:07 to play in the fourth quarter; Brandon Mangan had five points and 11 shots in the Elis' 11-8 victory . . . Even the dorky kid running the live stats scored in Duke's 19-16 victory over Virginia; the Cavaliers haven't been jettisoned to the cold recesses of space yet, but they've already loaded themselves into the tin can strapped to rockets . . . Lehigh dumped Bucknell on the Bison's home grazing field in fairly convincing fashion, earning an 11-7 victory and the right to host the Patriot League Tournament; Matt Poillon scored against Bucknell's 10-man ride and that is incredibly adorable . . . Canisius beat Manhattan, 8-6; the Griffs needed a four-goal fourth quarter to put away the Jaspers and the bottom of the MAAC isn't a happy place . . . Albany uncorked a beating on Vermont, hammering the Catamounts to the tune of a 21-11 victory; Lyle Thompson and Ty Thompson combined for 10 goals . . . After its 11-3 defeat of Binghamton, Hartford now sits at 2-1 in the America East with important head-to-head victories over the Bearcats and UMBC; who are you going to be, Binghamton? . . . Bryant smashed bottles in Wagner’s face in a 15-6 win for the Bulldogs; the Seahawks are the awful kind of awful . . . THUNDERDOME! is a great example of amateur surgery; Delaware used an ice cream scooper to remove St. Joseph's eyes in an 11-6 victory for the Blue Hens. . . . North Carolina unleashed the fury in the second half in a 14-5 victory over Hofstra at Shuart Stadium; the Tar Heels have all the pieces this season and are setting themselves up for a special late-spring . . . Quinnipiac mitigated the hurt feelings inuring from the university's men's hockey loss in a 13-12 triple overtime victory over in-state rival Sacred Heart; when do the Bobcats get to hang out with the Rolling Stones? . . . Mercer continued VMI's plight in a 16-8 victory for the Bears; Mercer led 9-2 at the half and the Keydets don't even know where the drop zone is . . . The Mount is officially eliminated from NEC Tournament participation following a 12-11 defeat to Robert Morris; the best laid redshirt plans of mice and men. . . .
Detroit blew a 9-6 lead with 3:31 to go in the third quarter and eventually lost to Siena, 13-10; point out a MAAC team that isn't Marist and you'll have shown me a shade of icky . . . Marquette is officially the king of the new programs; the Golden Eagles' 14-6 over High Point merited Joe Amplo many thoughtful fruit baskets . . . Marist moved its MAAC record to 4-0 in a 14-11 defeat of Jacksonville; the Red Foxes are suffering no fools this season . . . Fairfield and Air Force contributed to the ECAC's fireworks show on Saturday; the Stags earned a 9-8 victory over the Falcons and got the winning tally from Jordan Greenfield with just 33 seconds remaining in regulation . . . Army crushed Navy in a 14-7 victory for the Black Knights; I'm not sure if Garrett Thul and John Glesener are the best one-two punch in the country, but they're in the conversation . . . Villanova is, somehow, still perfect in Big East play after a 13-11 victory over St. John's; it's all starting to come together for the Wildcats at the right time of the season . . . Ohio State ended up with a 17-8 victory over Michigan in the Battle at the Big House; 1,272 fans showed up to yell awful things at each other . . . Stony Brook continues to maddeningly meander through its 2013 season following a 13-12 loss to UMBC; the race in the middle of the America East is a shipwreck with kegs of rum floating in the ocean . . . Colgate qualified for the Patriot League Tournament with a 14-10 victory over Lafayette; there's still time for the Raiders to find the elixir to their issues . . . Providence earned an important 12-11 victory over Holy Cross; the win for the Friars assures Providence of a non-losing season for the first time since 2006 . . . Notre Dame started slow, falling behind 4-0, before righting the ship in the second half and putting away Georgetown, 10-8; the Irish received balanced scoring on the day (three players had two goals and six of the team's goals were assisted), which isn't a bad thing. . . .
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Rhody Heller (16, Virginia); Ryan LaPlante (18, Denver); Frank Piechota (17, Hartford); Nick Gibaldi (19, Wagner); J.J. Sagl (16, Marquette); Peter DeLuca (18, Jacksonville); Nolan Hickey (15, Navy); Chris Selva (17, Hofstra); Gill Conners (18, Quinnipiac); and Jon Flood (16, Sacred Heart). High honors this week go LaPlante for stopping a million shots on the road and helping the Pioneers to a monster ECAC win against Loyola.
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": Mark Cockerton (6, Virginia); Josh Dionne (5, Duke); Lyle Thompson (5, Albany); Ty Thompson (5, Albany); Grant Whiteway (5, Massachusetts); Ben McIntosh (5, Drexel); T.J. Sanders (5, Penn State); Luke Cometti (6, Syracuse); Logan Schuss (5, Ohio State); and Cody Marquis (5, Sacred Heart).
- The Tom Schreiber is Killing Everyone from Everywhere Award: There are a lot of ways to go with this, but Marcus Holman earns a Denny's placemat for his three-goal, four-assist effort against Hofstra at Shuart Stadium. (Tom Schreiber went two-and-two with just six shots against Dartmouth. Now he's just mad, and everybody is going to pay.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.