"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.
After sitting through an endless losing streak to start its season, Albany is officially on the precipice of a winning streak after an overtime defeat of Hartford, 12-11; the Great Danes are unbeaten in America East play, which is just life affirming that you have no idea how existence works . . . O-H-OH-NO!; Ohio State escaped -- and that's the only word you can use (other than magicially ascended to victory against) -- Hobart on Saturday to the tune of a 10-9 overtime victory; the ECAC is a crazy place full of greater-than-60-minute games . . . UMBC is now 2-0 in the America East, but is an odd little duck after an 11-8 win over Vermont; wins are wins, but the Retrievers aren't exactly a streaking 4-5 on the year . . . Hofstra stomped on St. Joseph's neck in a 13-9 victory; THUNDERDOME! rewards the uncrippled and sends the crippled to their final resting place -- a plot of land somewhere around the Philadelphia area code . . . Villanova smacked Rutgers, 14-9; in other news: no doink, turdburger. . . St. John's may have crushed Georgetown's hopes of playing in the Big East Tournament with a 13-12 overtime victory against the Hoyas; Georgetown is a trash fire at the raging tire fire, which is a hell of a stink to behold.
Wagner dropped its 11th game this season in a 15-5 smackeroo to Quinnipiac; my heart aches with sadness (actually, it doesn't) . . . Bryant just keeps cruising along after a 17-9 defeat of Mount St. Mary's; the Bulldogs are the class of just a horrific league, which is like being voted "Skinniest!" at the Obesity Festival . . . Delaware finally won a lacrosse game again -- a real one with officials and a scoreboard and everything! -- after dropping Michigan, 11-7 . . . In the Ivy League, Yale hung on against Dartmouth, 13-11; the Bulldogs are 5-4 but harsh reality is just a few weeks away: Every team that isn't Cornell or Princeton (and maybe even Princeton) is going to feel the pain of overmatched Ivy League Tournament action . . . Massachusetts is pretty much the most tenacious cockfighter you've ever witnessed; the Minutemen improved to 10-0 on the season after smacking Towson directly in the mouth in a 14-3 win . . . Cornell is now 8-1 and nobody seems to be talking about them despite the fact that they've kept their head well above water without Rob Pannell; the Crimson kept it respectable on Saturday, but when the Red want to win 14-10, the Red will win 14-10.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Notre Dame yielded all of one goal to Providence on Saturday; the Irish would kick a bum off the train if they started asking too many personal questions . . . Penn State dropped Drexel, 10-9, in traditional Penn State-Drexel style: crushsmashcrushsmash . . . Brown beat Pennsylvania, 11-10; as is Quaker philosophy, it's better to give wins than receive them . . . Binghamton is starting to flat-line after a 13-5 defeat to Stony Brook; also: Stony Brook still has a lacrosse team . . . A four-goal loss to Lafayette probably wasn't what Jim Morrissey was looking for out of his Crusaders on Saturday; Holy Cross' players were forced to eat a plate of asparagus as punishment for the loss . . . The MAAC is still a league, but other than writing that Siena took out Detroit, 15-8, this weekend, a minimalist approach to ink is the vogue.
More after the jump.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: It was kind of a big week for stoppers around the country. There were 13 keepers that recorded at least 15 saves: Peter Zonino (19, Hobart); Ryan Hughes (16, Sacred Heart); Matt Lindemann (15, VMI); Jeff Lowman (16, St. John's); Andrew Wascavage (15, Towson); Emil Weiss (16, Michigan); Matt Poillon (16, Lehigh); Craig Goodermote (19, Marist); Tyler Fiorito (16, Princeton); Sean Brady (17, Stony Brook); RJ Wickham (18, Navy); Scott Bement (15, Hartford); and Ryan LaPlante (16, Denver). High honors this week go to Jeff Lowman for sinking the S.S. Hoya in St. John's 13-12 overtime win.
- Will Manny Award for Being Will Manny: Siena's Bryan Neufeld. (I know, right?) Neufeld went for seven points on three tallies and four helpers against Detroit. He hasn't gotten much heat this year, so he gets the conn today. (Will Manny went two-and-two against Towson. What a lazy bum.)
- "Five-Goal Club and More!": Chris Roth (5, Siena); Drew Phillie (5, Vermont); Jack Doherty (5, Marist); Mike Rooney (5, Stony Brook); Tommy McKee (5, Air Force); and Mark Matthews (5, Denver).
- Rock 'n Roll Band: Modest Mouse. They're neat.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.