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.
Cam Stone became Hobart's all-time leader in Division I assists in a 15-6 curb-stomping of Wagner on Staten Island; the Statesmen are 3-2 in NEC play and are getting the job done without Alex Love . . . Villanova built a nine-goal lead on Rutgers but the Scarlet were able to get some buckets late, eventually falling to the Wildcats, 15-11; Villanova is approaching .500 and is a real piece of work . . . Albany uncorked an ass-beating on Stony Brook, 17-7; an eight-goal run from the Danes opened up an early 8-2 lead for Albany and sealed the win . . . Manhattan extended Monmouth's winless season in an 11-6 win against the Hawks; the MAAC is a cross-eyed puppy that you want to give belly rubs for forever . . . Lehigh thumped Georgetown in Ridley, Pennsylvania, 12-3; the Mountain Hawks have feasted on the not-so-good this season . . . Drexel put the hurt on Massachusetts at Vidas Field, earning a 13-9 victory over the Minutemen; Massachusetts is just 3-4 in its last seven games and haven't played like much of a THUNDERDOME! contender . . . Denver didn't have too much trouble against St. John's, dropping the Johnnies in fairly convincing 16-9 fashion; the Red Storm are in the Big East's worst position -- fifth place . . . UMBC moved past Hartford in a 16-11 win for the Retrievers; UMBC is a shoulder-shrug kind of lacrosse team -- they're fine, but don't evince actual emotions . . . Army sang second thanks to a 14-7 victory over Navy at Michie Stadium; nobody is talking about the Black Knights in the Patriot League, but Army has pop . . . Air Force upset Fairfield in Colorado Springs, 16-8; the Falcon's lead was never smaller than four in the second half; this wasn't the time for the Stags to drop a deuce in the bed.
A 10-2 halftime lead turned into a 15-5 win for Notre Dame against Robert Morris; the Irish are gearing up for a stretch run that consists of back-to-back games against Maryland and a season-ending date against Army . . . High Point used a seven-goal fourth quarter to turn a three-goal deficit in a four-goal win; what the Atlantic Sun lacks in beauty it makes up for in bonkers . . . Binghamton remained tied for first place in the America East following a 9-6 win at Vermont; sleeping on the Bearcats this season seems like a vehicle for having your teeth kicked in . . . It got tight but the Hawks did not die against Delaware, pulling together a 12-9 win that erased some memories of St. Joseph's past in THUNDERDOME!; watching St. Joe's maintain its composure after the Hens knotted the score at nine with five to play was all the evidence necessary to prove that the Hawks have a different feel this year . . . Jacksonville waited until the final 15 minutes of regulation to find their purpose, putting up seven goals and turning a three-goal deficit into a 14-12 win; the Dolphins' 14 goals came from five players, none scoring fewer than two goals . . . Princeton avenged their loss to Dartmouth in 2013 with a 13-10 win over the Green; Ryan Ambler had a big day with seven points . . . Colgate earned an 11-9 win against Holy Cross, meandering to the victory after building an 8-3 halftime lead; the Crusaders drew within one with three minutes to play, but a Brendon McCann goal with 34 seconds remaining in regulation sealed the win . . . Bryant continued Mount St. Mary's march toward backwards perfection in a 9-7 win in Smithfield; the Bulldogs shot just 24 percent on the day.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Loyola clinched the top seed in the Patriot League after a 15-6 drubbing of Boston University; the 'Hounds have had no issues in their first run through their new conference and will host the Patriot League Tournament semifinal and final rounds at Ridley . . . Quinnipiac charged but it wasn't enough in a 10-11 loss to Canisius; the Griffs built a seven-goal lead entering the final period, but six unanswered goals from the Bobcats shrunk the margin of victory to just one . . . Furman earned their first Division I win in a 13-12 defeat of VMI; look at me (I'm a winner) . . . Marquette squeezed past Providence, 7-6, in a game marred by weather delays; the Eagles are 3-1 in the Big East with Georgetown and Denver remaining on their schedule . . . Michigan and Ohio State went into the break tied at six, but a final 30 minutes that saw the Buckeyes put up nine unanswered goals gave Ohio State a 15-6 win against their archrivals; Brutus is hitting their stride at the right time of the year . . . Siena earned a huge MAAC win in a 9-8 overtime win against Detroit; the Saints got the game winner from Nate Barry just 53 seconds into the extra period and 36 seconds after taking a timeout . . . Bucknell almost blanked Lafayette in a 13-1 win; the Leopards got their only tally with 3:44 remaining in teh first quarter.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Jake Haley (17, Georgetown); Jimmy Danaher (15, Marquette); Robbie Zonino (15, Michigan); and Jason Weber (18, Detroit). Jimmy Danaher earns high honors this week for playing through starts and stops and helping Marquette to a valuable conference win.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Miles Thompson (5, Albany); Ryan Payton (5, Manhattan); Tommy McKee (5, Air Force); Tom Moore (5, Jacksonville); Cole Branch (5, Mercer); and Jesse King (5, Ohio State).
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: None. David Dickson of Bucknell came close with nine points against Lafayette, but nobody bent reality in their favor with a 10-point performance. Bums.
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: There are co-winners this week: Kevin Rice's three-and-three effort against North Carolina gets a nod while Mike Crampton's three-and-three performance against Fairfield also earns an approving head nod. (Lyle went zero-and-eight against Stony Brook. Sharing is caring.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.