"The Weekend in Stick": It's exactly what it sounds like -- a recapitulation of this weekend's most notable. No doink.
(Part I is here.)
Part I gave you all the big stories from this weekend; Part II is all about the little stories that are notable and adorable in easily digestible form.
Loyola topped Duke 13-8 in Baltimore on Saturday; Mike Sawyer had eights points to help keep the Greyhounds' record as pristine as a Stepford wife . . . Mercer lost to Jacksonville by one bigger score to another smaller score; the Bears remaining in strong contention for the Reverse Survivor championship . . . Canisius -- just a few days removed from having Cornell assault it with military force -- beat Albany, 13-10; the Great Danes remain winless on the season and are running a quart low on blood . . . Bryant inched past Drexel, 7-6; the Dragons are approaching a tailspin and the g-forces are crushing their spine . . . In other Reverse Survivor and Wagner Cup news, VMI was given a big ol' box o' beatings against Mount St. Mary's, losing 15-4; the Keydets are already three games back in the 2013 MAAC standings . . . Todd Heritage obviously hates Hobart; the sophomore attack showed his disdain for the Statesmen with eight goals and a decision to impose sanctions on Geneva, New York, in a 14-10 Bison victory.
Massachusetts remained unbeaten in a 14-5 victory over one-win Hartford; Will Manny did Will Manny things and ended up with six points and the digits of every worthwhile broad in attendance . . . Penn State keeper Austin Kaut was under siege all day as the Nittany Lions fell to Denver, 14-6; Mark Matthews finished the day with five points and is no longer welcome in State College, Pennsylvania . . . Syracuse vomited all over itself in the first half against St. John's but managed to pull out a 9-8 victory over the Johnnies in Queens; Tim Desko had the game winner with about a minute left in regulation, but Jeff Lowman was the star of the day stopping everything in sight (except, of course, defeat) . . . Georgetown won a lacrosse game? Georgetown won a lacrosse game; the Hoyas hung on late against Harvard to secure an 11-10 victory; the Crimson are on a two-game losing streak and with Duke looming next, Harvard needs to do things that aren't terrible.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Binghamton used a 4-0 first quarter to drop Siena, 9-7; the Saints are edging towards becoming a trash fire with its third loss in as many games . . . In the battle of Tanks versus Super Awesome Airplanes, Super Awesome Airplanes win, 9-8; Erik Smith got the overtime winner for the Falcons, but the only loser will be Iran (eventually) . . . Stony Brook got on the board with its first win of the season with a victory over Delaware, 7-6; the Blue Hens are crazy, man . . . Hopkins crushed UMBC, 12-5; 19 turnovers from the Retrievers functionally put the shotgun into UMBC's mouth . . . Despite six goals from Logan Schuss, Ohio State lost its third game in row with a 9-7 setback to Robert Morris; Schuss is no longer a horsie that the Buckeyes ride to victory . . . Lehigh dumped Yale on Sunday to the tune of an 11-7 victory; at 6-1, the Mountain Hawks are running around with scissors and making fools pay for their sins . . . Fairfield remains unbeaten with a 14-7 face-pounding of Vermont; Vermont is still winless and, baby, you can be as bad as you want to be.
More after the jump.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: There were only two goalies that registered at least 15 saves this weekend -- Steven Rastivo (16, North Carolina) and Jeff Lowman (15, St. John's). Rastivo earns high honors for the week, although Chris Lowman from St. John's is a courageous honorable mention.
- Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Loyola's Mike Sawyer. (I know, right? Weird.) Behind Sawyer's eight points (six goals and two assists), the Greyhounds stayed unbeaten on the season with its triumph of Duke. Men recognize men, and Sawyer was a man with a Ford pick-up truck on Saturday. (Will Manny, for what it's worth, went for six points on two goals and four assists. So, it's not that Manny was lazy this week, it's just that sometimes Will Manny needs to share his Will Manny-ness with the rest of the country. Sharing is caring, of course.)
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": Mike Sawyer (6, Loyola); Simon Giourmetakis (6, Canisius); Todd Heritage (8, Bucknell); Michael Antinozzi (5, Binghamton); and Logan Schuss (6, Ohio State).
- Soda Pop: Dr. Brown's Black Cherry. It's neat.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.