"The Weekend in Stick": It's exactly what it sounds like -- a recapitulation of this weekend's most notable. No doink. Also, make sure to check out Part I if you missed it.
Duke went all, "This noise? To hell with this noise!" and pulled together a weekend consisting of a 12-8 victory over Pennsylvania and a 16-7 late-ish game gasser against Jacksonville; Duke will need to continue to swing a sledgehammer with Maryland on tap for this coming weekend . . . Wagner keeps its Wagner Cup and Reverse Survivor title hopes in great shape with a 13-5 defeat at the hands of Providence; with Manhattan on the schedule next for the Friars, Providence could be two-thrids of the way to a winning streak (which will likely end with a home date against Georgetown) . . . Princeton looks like 2011 was just an ether-induced dream, slamming Hofstra 12-6 at Class of 1952 Stadium; a non-zombie Tigers team is good for lacrosse and even better for an Ivy League that is desperate for someone to challenge Cornell.
Michigan lost both of its games at the DU Face-off Classic, taking a kick to the teeth from Denver on Saturday (17-5) and a dagger to the heart from Air Force (16-5); the Wolverines are looking more and more like a one-win (if that) team in 2012 . . . St. Joseph's is out of the running for Reverse Survivor, dispatching VMI on Saturday, 12-4; champagne and balloons for everyone! . . . Delaware is falling apart at the seams, losing to Mount St. Mary's, 12-10; Grant Kaleikau had four points for the Blue Hens but he'll run wind sprints until he pukes just like everyone else today . . . Holy Cross is out of the Reverse Survivor championship as well, dumping Hartford in overtime, 15-14; first-year Crusaders head coach Jim Morrissey deserves one of those Brazilian barbeque dinners where they feed you meat until you stomach explodes, allowing you to just put more meat directly into your now-displayed digestive system.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
It was that kind of weekend where you explore all the elsewheres . . . Johns Hopkins woke up late in terrible conditions to shoo away Siena, 9-5; Wells Stanwick is starting to come along nicely for the Blue Jays . . . Lehigh shut out Manhattan (WHAT!), 13-0; this comes on the heels of Villanova lacing Lehigh in C-4 explosives one week earlier . . . Maryland crushed Georgetown at Multi-Sport Field, 16-11; Georgetown was crying, "No mas!" until the Terrapins started emptying the bench to show mercy . . . Cornell and Hobart were postponed due to being located in Central New York and some knucklehead not having the foresight to understand that games in February in such a location is a terrible idea . . . In what many called the "Game of the Week of the Year in this Galaxy," Massachusetts pulled away from Ohio State in the second half to win, 9-3; the Minutemen remain undefeated on the back of Will Manny's four points.
More after the jump.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Notre Dame's John Kemp and Penn State's Austin Kaut share the top-honors this week with 18 saves each. Both team needed their keeper to come up huge and Kaut and Kemp did so with muscle-flexing, Venice Beach force. Secondary honors to Bryant's Jameson Love (19 stops in a 9-8 defeat at the hands of Fairfield) and to Army's Zach Palmieri (14 stops in the Black Knights' 10-9 loss at the Carrier Dome).
- Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Just another day on the killing field for Massachusetts' executioner attack: Two goals, two assists. Half of Manny's points came in the second half when the Minutemen pulled away from Ohio State for the 9-3 victory. Get that guy that makes bronze statutes on the line; he may need a photograph or something of Manny so that he can get the likeness correct.
- Five-Goal Club: It's actually the "Five-Goal Club and More!" this week: Linkous (UMBC, 5); Wolf (Duke, 5); Law (Denver, 5); Rice (Villanova, 6); Nolan (Providence, 6); Kennedy (Holy Cross, 6); Hannan (Holy Cross, 5); Church (Drexel, 5); and Hayes (Robert Morris, 7).
- Rock 'n Roll Band: Fleet Foxes. They're neat.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.