"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.
Wagner won its first game in 721 days with an 11-8 defeat of Sacred Heart; more on this later . . . How many goals did Syracuse's offense score on Saturday? All of them, all the goals; the Orange dropped Rutgers 19-6 in Charlotte . . . Detroit took down Jacksonville, 8-7; the Titans are just kind of hanging around the MAAC, putting itself in a position to try and run at Siena in the league tournament . . . Pennsylvania decided that winning was more fun than losing and beat Harvard, 13-11; the Crimson are now fighting for a spot in the Ivy League Touranment, which is a scary fact that should be made while holding a knife . . . Bryant keeps winning with a 9-5 victory over Quinnipiac; Mike Pressler: Every program is calling for you on line one . . . Delaware beat St. Joseph's, 16-6, but everyone beats St. Joseph's . . . Bellarmine will finish its ECAC campaign with an 0-6 record after a 14-13 defeat at the hands of Hobart; the Statesmen get Syracuse on Tuesday in Geneva and the fish will surely fly . . . Princeton hates Dartmouth, and I know this because the Tigers dropped a 21-spot on the Big Green; Princeton continues to exist in its own space on the national tiering of contenders.
Peter Baum went for seven points in Colgate's 18-7 clobbering of Lafayette; Hamilton seems like a nice place for the Patriot League Touranment . . . Marcus Holman and Jimmy Bitter went for seven points each in Carolina's 12-9 arm-wrestling match against Hofstra; the Pride are 6-6 on the year and that makes me want to find tissues . . . Fairfield escaped Air Force on Saturday, 12-10; the Stags continue to quietly stalk Loyola and Denver in the ECAC . . . Ohio State pissed off thousands of Wolverines fans in Michigan Stadium with its 12-9 victory; attention Big Ten Network: Broadcast more games, knuckleheads! . . . Siena is probably an unstoppable force in the MAAC; with the Saints' 14-2 victory of Canisius, Siena still reamains unbeaten in league play . . . Robert Morris scored 17, Mount St. Mary's scored 14, and that's the exact same story I'm going to write about the Colonials every single week, simply swapping out the opponents' name . . . Villanova beat St. John's, 10-8; Jesuits everywhere will now confirm whether the Augustines or the Vincentians have the best branch of lacrosse.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Albany continues to hate losing after getting its fill to start the season; the Great Danes beat Vermont, 15-7, and still have a perfect America East record (/mind explosion) . . . Hartford moved a number into the left-side of the record column wiht an 11-7 defeat of Binghamton; the Bearcats are six shades of bad . . . In a battle of the America East's best (that's a fun term to use!), Stony Brook got by UMBC, 10-8; a five-goal first period and a three-goal third period sustained the Seawolves as UMBC ran at them late . . . Marist beat Manhattan, 12-8, but you'd probably rather hear about the haircut I'm getting on Tuesday than anything about that game . . . Holy Cross took care of business against Providence, 11-8; the Friars need to look in the mirror and realize that there's garbage on their face . . . Penn State beat Towson, 8-3; Massachusetts doesn't have much of a peer in THUNDERDOME! right now, but the Nittany Lions have the potential to shock the planet in the THUNDERDOME! tournament . . . Notre Dame beat Georgetown, 9-7, because Georgetown is terrible.
More after the jump.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Eight backstops recorded at least 15 saves this weekend, many of them edging up on the Herculian 20-stop marker: Dillon Ward (17, Bellarmine); Nicholas Gibaldi (20, Wagner); Charlie Cipriano (16, Fairfield); Matt Lindemann (18, VMI); Christian Dzwilewski (16, Providence); Andrew Wascavage (17, Towson); Rob Fortunato (16, Virginia); and Will Round (17, Brown). High honors this week go to Wagner's Nick Gibaldi for almost single-handedly giving the Seahawks their first victory in about 721 days.
- Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: With a handful of worthy candidates this weekend -- I see you, Peter Baum -- two Carolinians are going to share the Certificate of Meritorious Soul-Crushing this week: Marcus Holman and Jimmy Bitter. Each went for seven points on Saturday (Holman went five-and-two; Bitter went four-and-three) and the Heels needed all of it from each of them to scoot past Hofstra. (Will Manny only had two points against Drexel on a goal and an assist. Somebody check his vital signs, please.)
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": There was lots of wealth-spreading this weekend with respect to goal scoring (crazy liberal Communists!): Matt Gibson (5, Yale); Scott Jones (5, UMBC); Geoff Worley (5, Vermont); Marcus Holman (5, North Carolina); Peter Baum (5, Colgate); Alex Love (5, Hobart); and Garrett Thul (5, Army).
- Rock 'n Roll Band: Delta Spirit. They're neat.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.