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The Weekend in Stick: Going the Distance (Part II)

"The Weekend in Stick": It's exactly what it sounds like -- a recapitulation of this weekend's most notable. No doink.


Part I gave you all the big stories from the weekend; Part II is all about the little stories that are notable and adorable in easily digestible form.


Syracuse annihilated Canisius in the Carrier Dome on Friday night; the Orange's 17-5 defeat of the Griffins marks Syracuse's biggest margin of victory since a 19-6 pounding of Rutgers last season . . . Marquette hung around for most of the afternoon, surging after the halftime break, but eventually lost to Georgetown, 17-12; Brian Casey was once again sidelined for the Hoyas . . . Cornell played 40 guys in a 21-5 smackeroo of Dartmouth on Senior Day in Ithaca; once again, the team with the nickname closest to the color of blood wins in the Ivy League . . . Bellarmine asserted its position in the ECAC hierarchy in an 8-7 victory over Fairfield; the Knights are sitting pretty in the ECAC with a 3-2 record with just Denver and Hobart remaining on their conference slate . . . Brown is tasting reality and OH GOD IT BURNS!; following its 15-8 defeat at the hands of Princeton, the Bears have been outscored 33-20 over its last two games . . . Bucknell thumped Holy Cross in a 16-9 beating of the Crusaders; Holy Cross' goalie -- Michael Ortlieb -- scored two goals and the world is now spinning into the sun . . . Wes Berg went three-and-two in Denver's 14-5 defeat of Hobart; the Pioneers have now yielded less than 10 goals in only three games this season, Denver's effort against Hobart (featuring Alex Love and Cam Stone) being arguably the weirdest result in this subset. . . .


Jacksonville beat Detroit in overtime, 9-8; the MAAC this season is crab bucket theory with exponentially growing bucket sides . . . After a 12-7 loss to Lehigh, Navy is 3-7 on the season and done in the Patriot League; the Mids' regression from 2012 is one of the more disappointing storylines this season . . . Marist grabbed a switch and taught VMI a lesson in a 23-5 defeat of the Keydets; VMI is bleeding from the skull as they try to buy a Big Gulp from the 7-11 . . . Sacred Heart waved goodbye to Reverse Survivor in a 14-5 defeat of Mount St. Mary's; I'm not sure that it's possible, but nobody is going to win the NEC this season . . . Yale earned the Ivy League victory it desperately needed in a 7-6 victory of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field; Brandon Mangan had a big day as the Elis' workhorse, going four-and-two and squeezing off 15 -- 15! -- shots on the day . . . Wagner knows what it sounds like when doves cry; Robert Morris beat the Seahawks 22-6 and let's all pretend nothing happened . . . Stony Brook beat Vermont, 19-10; someone is going to write a book about the Seawolves' season and even that won't make sense of what Stony Brook is doing this year. . . . John Glesener lost his mind and Colgate looked Easter-candy-drunk in a 10-4 victory for the Black Knights; Peter Baum was held pointless and it's like I don't even know you anymore, college lacrosse . . . In a lightning-delayed game, High Point pulled out a 12-10 victory over future Atlantic Sun mate Mercer in Georgia; Dan Lomas scored four goals and should be in consideration as one of the best freshman in the country. . . .


Loyola earned a nice 9-4 victory over Ohio State and is currently sitting atop the ECAC with a perfect 4-0 record; no Buckeye scored multiple goals on the day . . . Jay Carlson scored one of the season's best goals in a 9-7 victory over Virginia; I'm not going to pronounce the Cavaliers dead yet, but there are tubes coming out of Virginia all over the place . . . Hartford went to overtime against UMBC and the Hawks walked away with a 15-14 victory; Hartford started the season 0-3 and are now sitting at .500 and thinking about buying a boat . . . Siena won a lacrosse game that counted and everything; the Saints' 11-8 victory over the Jaspers keeps Siena from being waterboarded . . . Bryant unleashed the pain in a 17-7 victory over Quinnipiac; the NEC is the world's most tangible mulligan . . . Michigan continues its march toward a winless campaign following a 10-6 loss to Air Force; the Falcons are 1-3 in the ECAC but could easily be 3-1 . . . Albany scored a mess of goals and made Binghamton feel lots of emotions that weren't happiness in a 21-8 win; Lyle Thompson is a madman on the loose and should be considered armed and dangerous . . . Villanova played another tight one with a solid opponent but, once again, lost; the Nittany Lions' 7-6 victory marks Penn State's fifth victory in a row with Drexel looming on Saturday . . . Providence and Rutgers threw trash cans at each other in a 10-9 overtime victory for the Friars; Providence's two goals over the final 55 seconds of regulation pushed the game into extra time. . . .


Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: Dillon Ward (17, Bellarmine); Michael Ortlieb (15, Holy Cross); Austin Kaut (16, Penn State); Andrew Wascavage (19, Towson); Kris Alleyne (25, Rutgers) and Mike Nugent (18, Mercer). High honors this week go to Ortlieb for scoring two goals, stopping 15 shots, and not having his eyeballs removed while facing the Bison's offense.
  • "Five-Goal Club and More!": Brody Eastwood (5, Stony Brook); Kevin O'Shea (5, Hartford); Miles Thompson (5, Albany); Lyle Thompson (5, Albany); and John Glesener (5, Army).
  • The Tom Schreiber is Killing Everyone from Everywhere Award: There were a handful of big efforts this past weekend, but Kevin Cernuto from St. John's takes home high honors -- which comes with free subscription to Cat Fancy magazine! -- this week pursuant to his seven-point performance (four goals, three assists) against Notre Dame. (Tom Schreiber went two-and-three on eight shots. I'm not saying that Schreiber has been sent from the future to liberate lacrosse victories for Princeton, but science also hasn't proven that Schreiber isn't a future human.)

Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.