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.
Ohio State beat Bellarmine on Friday night, 10-7; the Knights' paths to the ECAC Tournament are essentially blocked after the team's 0-3 start in league play; Jesse King did not play for the Buckeyes . . . Richmond picked up their second win of the season in a 14-7 shellacking of Wagner; the Seahawks still have a handful of opportunities to find a third win this season . . . Brown beat city rival Providence in double overtime, 12-11; Dylan Malloy's goal 1:47 into the second extra period was his third goal on the day . . . Towson beat Delaware, 11-8; the Blue Hens didn't score in the second half while yielding seven goals to the Tigers (icky!) . . . Hofstra picked up a value-ladened win against now-struggling Drexel, 11-9; the Dragons' vaunted offense hasn't put double digits on the board since March 4th . . . Fairfield eased past Holy Cross, 11-9; the Stags are balanced and are going to freak a lot of people out . . . St. Joseph's 15-6 pasting of Michigan was surprising if only because the Wolverines have shown fairly well against similar-situated teams; the Hawks can be a pain with Pat Swanick and Ryan McGee . . . Marquette battled but could not trump Villanova in the team's Big East home opener; the Wildcats move to 2-5 on the season with the 10-8 victory . . . St. John's used a fourth quarter surge to turn a three-goal deficit into a 13-11 win; four of Stony Brook's five losses this season have been by three goals or fewer . . . Marist used a seven-goal fourth quarter to put away Quinnipiac, 13-8; that result could help define the scope of the MAAC this season . . . Siena destroyed Monmouth, 8-3; the most notable aspect of this game is that it's over.
Mercer trailed High Point 9-5 with 5:25 left in the third quarter, but rattled off five unanswered goals to earn a key 10-9 victory over the Panthers; the Atlantic Sun is anarchy . . . Bucknell played without six seniors in its 7-3 victory over Boston University; the Bison's schedule intensifies with a trip to Army this coming weekend . . . Denver flushed Rutgers 17-11; the Pios were in cruise control in the fourth quarter after building a nine-goal lead . . . Eight different players scored for Massachusetts in the Minutemen's 12-6 show against Hartford; Garber Field is so throwback that people from Brooklyn want to move there . . . Loyola beat the hell out of Lafayette in a 21-4 win; the Greyhounds are arguably playing better than anyone right now . . . Robert Morris stung Jacksonville for five goals in the second quarter en route to a 13-9 victory; the Dolphins drew within one in the fourth quarter, but the Colonials scored the last three goals of the game . . . Army needed a three-goal fourth quarter to earn a 6-5 win against Lehigh; the Mountain Hawks had almost as many turnovers (15) as they had shots (22) . . . Mount St. Mary's stayed perfect in a 7-17 defeat at the hands of UMBC; the Mountaineers have a couple of shots at wins on its upcoming schedule . . . Colgate held Navy scoreless for almost 40 minutes in a 10-7 victory; the Raiders are oddly interesting . . . Detroit hung on for an 8-6 win against Canisius in Buffalo; the Titans had a four-goal lead with just over four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, but Canisius closed the gap as regulation slowly evaporated . . . Air Force survived a trip east, beating Binghamton in Vestal, 10-8; the Bearcats continue their campaign toward infinite pain with one- and two-goal losses.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Tyler Himes (16, Providence); Matt Barrett (16, Virginia); Ryan Hughes (17, Sacred Heart); Dave Scarcello (16, Marist); Gill Conners (16, Quinnipiac); Austin Geisler (15, High Point); Blaze Riorden (19, Albany); Brian Feeney (16, Pennsylvania); Max Schefler (16, Binghamton); and Jason Weber (17, Detroit). High honors this week go to Barrett for doing just enough to keep Hopkins at bay.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Andrew Barton (5, Providence); Drew Coholan (5, Hofstra); Kieran McArdle (6, St. John's); Will Walker (5, Harvard); Matt Gregoire (6, UMBC); Nate Lewnes (5, UMBC); Jake Froccaro (10, Princeton); Brandon Mangan (5, Yale); Deemer Class (6, Duke); Myles Jones (5, Duke); and Jordan Wolf (5, Duke).
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: Jake Froccaro -- Princeton (10G, 0A); Deemer Class -- Duke (6G, 4A).
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: Froccaro takes it this week despite Princeton falling to Yale. 10 goals in a game is stupid, and I'm happy to have been made dumb. (Lyle went three-and-five against Penn State. He's a real piece of work.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.