The Weekend in Stick will look a little different from this point until the end of the season, featuring just one part.
THE BIG STORIES
- Notre Dame Wins Wild Quarterfinal, Advances to Final Four
- Men's Lacrosse: Irish drop Albany in Overtime, 14-13, head to Final Four
- Maryland Beats Bryant 16-8, Punch Ticket to Final Four
- NCAA Lacrosse Tournament 2014: A look at Maryland's 16-8 feast on Bryant
- Maryland-Bryant Lacrosse: Terps double up Bryant 16-8, move on to Championship Weekend
- 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Denver Demolishes Drexel, Heads to Third Final Four
- 2014 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament: Duke Advances to Eighth Consecutive Final Four, Drops Hopkins in 19-11 Win
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Albany's Blaze Riorden came the closest this weekend to the 15-save mark, stuffing 14 shots against Notre Dame. He'll take high honors this week despite falling to the Irish on Long Island.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Mike Chanenchuk (5, Maryland); Jordan Wolf (5, Duke); and Erik Adamson (6, Denver).
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: Mike Chanenchuk came close with nine points on five goals and four assists. Otherwise, nobody was able to go double-digits in the quarterfinal round. Quitters.
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: There were a handful of really strong efforts this past weekend (including Matt Kavanagh's three-goal performance against Albany (which included the overtime game-winner) and Mike Chanenchuk's nine-point bruising of Bryant), but Jordan Wolf's eight-point show against Hopkins' defense (five goals and three assists) takes the cake this week. (Lyle ended his junior campaign with a three-and-three effort against Notre Dame. He will stalk the all-time career points record in 2015.)
- The Ether-Soaked Rag Award: This goes to Notre Dame's defense. The Irish "held" the Thompson Trio to 12 points, but more importantly limited the Great Danes to scoring one goal in the final 11:49 of regulation while causing six turnovers in that stretch. Notre Dame's late defensive performance allowed the Irish to erase a five-goal deficit and advance to Championship Weekend.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.