The Weekend in Stick: Tougher Than It Is (Part II)

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.

ELSEWHERE

Princeton never trailed and led Harvard by as many as 10 with 10:33 left in the fourth quarter in its 14-6 victory over the Crimson; the Tigers still have to be forcing itself to run wind sprints after their loss to Dartmouth a week ago . . . Tim Edwards didn't touch the ball on Canisius' final possession and the Griffins fell to Jacksonville in miserable weather, 11-10; anything can happen in the MAAC Tournament but I'm not sure that either of these teams are playing well enough right now to snap back at Marist . . . Bucknell held Colgate scoreless for the final 18:55 of play and turned a 7-8 deficit into a 13-8 victory for the Bison; Bucknell held Peter Baum to just one point -- a single assist -- on the day . . . Wagner -- SWAGNER! -- rushed back from an early 6-0 deficit, erased a three-goal deficit late in the third quarter, but eventually fell to Quinnipiac, 11-10, on a Dylan Webster tally with just two seconds remaining in regulation; Colin O'Rourke had seven goals on the day and Quinnipiac still doesn't have a clue that he's hotter than a two-dollar pistol . . . North Carolina throttled High Point, 20-8; it was 13-1 at the half and five Tar Heels scored two goals each . . . Virginia earned an important 12-7 victory over Bellarmine at Klockner on Saturday; the Cavaliers' NCAA Tournament hopes aren't sunk, but the Knights' chances probably are. . . .

MORE ELSEWHERE

After Binghamton's 7-8 defeat at the hands of Vermont, the Bearcats are 1-3 in the America East and are in jeopardy of missing the conference tournament; Binghamton is going to need to beat UMBC next weekend if it even wants to think about making the trip to Stony Brook for the league tournament . . . Mount St. Mary's is impacting the Northeast Conference race despite being eliminated from league tournament contention; the Mountaineers' 10-9 victory over Bryant dropped the Bulldogs to 3-1 in conference play, tied with Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart in terms of league record . . . Pennsylvania pummeled Dartmouth, 11-2; the Quakers close their Ivy League campaign at 3-3 and are going to be pulling hard for the Elis against Harvard this week as a Crimson loss assures Pennsylvania a place in the conference tournament . . . Syracuse looked to have Georgetown put away with a 9-6 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Hoyas put together a late run that forced the Orange to hang on to a 9-8 victory; if Georgetown beats Rutgers, the Hoyas will earn the league's four-seed over St. John's via tiebreaker . . . Loyola unloaded on Hobart at The Boz in a 19-11 victory; the Greyhounds are finding their groove at the right time of the season . . . I don't know what Sacred Heart has been eating lately (live human hearts?) but the Pioneers are making a charge in the Northeast Conference; following the team's 14-13 victory over Robert Morris, the Pioneers now have an important date with Bryant on Saturday. . . .

EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE

St. John's closed its Big East campaign with a 16-13 defeat of Providence; the Friars battled throughout, but a James Bonanno tally with 5:28 to go was all that St. John's would need to win; the Johnnies' conference tournament hopes are now dictated by the Hoyas . . . Notre Dame outlasted Villanova in a 13-9 victory; the Irish held the Wildcats scoreless for over 12 minutes between the second and third periods, turning a 4-6 deficit into an 8-6 advantage, a lead that Notre Dame would not relinquish . . . Ohio State sneaked past Air Force in Colorado, 10-9; Logan Schuss went four-and-one on the day and remains The Silver Gleaming Death Machine . . . Drexel didn't need a late surge in its 14-11 defeat of Towson; a 9-0 run over 10:37 erased a Towson lead and gave the Dragons a 13-5 cushion over the Tigers . . . Johns Hopkins scored the game's final 11 goals and beat Navy, 15-4; the Midshipmen are blinking a lot and shaking their heads hoping that this season was all fiction . . . Holy Cross won't be making a trip to the Patriot League Tournament this season; Army's 14-5 defeat of the Crusaders locked the Black Knights into the league's three-seed and they'll face Bucknell this week in Bethlehem . . . Massachusetts still isn't technically dead in THUNDERDOME! following a 9-8 victory over reeling Hofstra; the Minutemen used a 4-1 run over the final 15:23 of play -- including the winner with just six seconds remaining in regulation -- to drop the Pride to just 2-3 in THUNDERDOME! play. . . .

THERE CAN'T POSSIBLY BE EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE, RIGHT? WRONG!

Stony Brook earned a 10-9 overtime victory over Hartford; you can continue to doubt my position that the Seawolves are chemically imbalanced, but I will eventually be vindicated . . . Brian Brecht-less Rutgers hosted Duke and the Devils raced past the Scarlet Knights, 16-7; Jordan Wolf squeezed off 15 shots and that doesn't even seem fair . . . Lehigh stuck out their tongue at their archrival and beat Lafayette, 14-5; the Leopards end Jim Rogalski's first season with a 3-10 record and an 0-6 effort in the Patriot League . . . Detroit, just a few days after abandoning its game with Michigan, fell to Marquette, 14-9, in the Golden Eagles' first home game; Marquette lead by as many as seven with just over five minutes to play. . . .

PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING

Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: Gill Conners (16, Quinnipiac); Niko Amato (24, Maryland); Matt Lindemann (18, VMI); Justin Rosenberg (15, Vermont); Tommy Cordts (15, Siena); Gerald Logan (15, Michigan); Greg Dutton (15, Ohio State); Will Round (16, Brown); Chris Selva (17, Hofstra); and Kris Alleyne (20, Rutgers). High honors this week go Amato for accepting Ivy League welts in a non-legislative setting.
  • "Five-Goal Club and More!": Ty Thompson (8, Albany); Colin O'Rourke (7, Wagner); Colin Keegan (6, St. John's); Thomas DeNapoli (6, Towson); Brandon Benn (5, Johns Hopkins); and Jordan Wolf (5, Duke).
  • The Tom Schreiber is Killing Everyone from Everywhere Award: Lyle Thompson continues to cloud the Tewaaraton Award picture with his four-goal, seven-assist performance against UMBC. (Six of his helpers went towards Ty Thompson's eight goals.) He's only a sophomore, you guys. (Tom Schreiber had three assists in a goalless performance. He's going to a different part of New Jersey this weekend to stare at the Empire State Building and think about climbing it and grabbing planes from the observation deck.)

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

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