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The Weekend in Stick: Winter's Tale (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.


Marist probably used some kind of super secret teleporter to get from Poughkeepsie to Stony Brook on Friday night; the Red Foxes earned a big 13-12 victory on Long Island's north shore thanks to an explosive, seven-goal third-quarter . . . . Penn State dropped 20 on Michigan last weekend but the Wolverines put 20 on Mercer in a 20-7 rout at Oosterbaan; I tried searching for the last time a team went from being the nail in a 20-goal smashing to being the 20-goal hammer in their next game, but I quickly lost interest . . . Canisius groped their way to a 9-3 win over Boston University; after pulling within one goal in the second quarter, the Terriers were held scoreless for 28:07 . . . Marquette went to Long Island and burned Hofstra to the ground; the Eagles' 11-9 victory over the Pride marks Marquette as a dangerous entity capable of slashing an unprepared opponent . . . In the blowing snow at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Georgetown earned a huge 9-8 overtime victory against the Midshipmen; the Hoyas got the winner from Jeff Fountain on a beautiful wrap-around finish . . . Bellarmine took a lead pipe to Bobby Mo in Louisville, 10-7; Robert Morris' lone lead came at the 13:23 mark of the first quarter when the Colonials opened up the game's scoring . . . Colgate used a five-goal run over the game's first 15 minutes to annihilate Vermont, 13-3; the Raiders are pretty good, but the Catamounts are dancing to awful tunes again. . . .


Greg Raymond started his career at Hobart with a 12-7 loss to Siena; the Statesmen were playing in big deficits all afternoon after falling behind by three goals right out of the gate . . . Fairfield picked up a solid win on the road against Delaware, popping the Blue Hens, 18-8; what happened to the Blue Hens team that battled Bucknell a week ago? . . . Air Force put a beating on Furman, 15-6; the Falcons lead 12-1 at the half and played 33 guys . . . The good news for UMBC? They scored three goals in the third quarter against Maryland; The bad news for UMBC? Those were the only tallies they registered in 60 minutes of play while Maryland put up a 14-spot . . . It was tight early, but Hopkins pulled away from Towson in the second half for a 15-8 victory; it's probably time to start seriously thinking about the Jays as a kill machine . . . Binghamton gutted out a tough 8-6 victory over Sacred Heart; the Bearcats were locked at six with the Pioneers at the 12:43 mark of the fourth quarter and put the game's final two tallies on the board in a five-minute stretch midway through the final period . . . North Carolina splattered Manhattan's remains around Chapel Hill, 21-5; this was basically a snuff film . . . John Glesener scored his 100th point in a 15-6 thrashing of VMI; the Keydets need a hug . . . High Point earned a solid 9-7 victory over St. Joseph's, the Panthers' first win of the season; Ryan McGee had two goals and a helper for the Hawks in his first action since 2012 . . . Richmond battled but fell to Hartford, 19-11; the Spiders have shown pretty well in their first two efforts. . . .


Kieran McArdle had a seven-point afternoon, helping St. John's drop Holy Cross, 15-13; the Johnnies are probably looking at a lot of games like this during 2014 . . . Two days after getting housed at Michigan, Mercer almost pulled off a bonkers victory against Detroit; the Titans survived for an 11-10 victory, but needed a three-goal run late in the fourth quarter to secure the victory . . . In any other weekend Lehigh and Villanova's triple overtime poetry slam would have made part one of The Weekend in Stick; the Mountain Hawks earned a grunt-worthy 7-6 victory against a solid Villanova team . . . Notre Dame obliterated Jacksonville, 19-7; the last time that the Irish put 19 on the board was a 19-7 thrashing of Dartmouth in 2009 . . . Ohio State wore some horrendous nouveau throwback jerseys and lost to Massachusetts in overtime, 12-11; this is Ohio State's second overtime loss in as many games. . . .


Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: John Connors (17, Navy); Jake Haley (15, Georgetown); Brian Bohn (15, Robert Morris); Will Haas (18, Bellarmine); Connor Gordon (15, UMBC); Tyler White (18, Towson); Matt Barrett (16, Virginia); Rich Akapnitis (17, Manhattan); Gunnar Waldt (16, Bryant); and Connor Flynn (16, Detroit). High honors this week go to Waldt for somehow making Bucknell's offense look like oatmeal.
  • Five-Goal Club and More: Colin Joka (6, Marist); Tristan Sperry (5, Fairfield); Eric Warden (5, Fairfield); Paul O'Donnell (5, Binghamton); Kevin O'Shea (6, Hartford); Ty Thompson (5, Albany); and Randy Staats (5, Syracuse).
  • The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: Kevin O'Shea (10 points (six goals, four assists), Hartford).
  • The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: Staats earns the honor. His five-goal, two-assist effort pushed Syracuse past Albany in impressive fashion. The hybrid offensive murderer has quickly established himself as a nightmare for opposing defenses. (Lyle Thompson went one-and-five against a stout Syracuse defense. He remains at-large and is considered dangerous.)

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