The Weekend in Stick will look a little different from this point until the end of the season, featuring just one part. The weekend's biggest stories -- conference tournament winners and losers -- already received dedicated space on the site. You can see more here.
Notre Dame and Army shot nuclear weapons at each other in an 18-17 show that left nothing but ruins behind; the Irish got the game-winner from Conor Doyle after busting an Army clear with less than a minute remaining in regulation; the game was anticipated to feature two of the stronger defenses in the nation but the game quickly devolved into an offensive showcase with the teams combining for 14 goals in the first half; the Black Knights failed to make the NCAA Tournament field but Army had a quietly strong season . . . Syracuse dominated Colgate in a 19-6 win over their neighbors to the south; Kevin Rice had seven points and anchored the Orange's explosion against the Raiders; Syracuse rolled out four keepers that combined for eight saves; Ryan Walsh closed his junior campaign with a goal and an assist . . . Loyola built a four-goal lead early in the third quarter as was able to use that cushion as leverage in a 13-10 win over Johns Hopkins at a packed Ridley Athletic Complex; the 'Hounds have now won two in a row against their Charles Street rivals; the word on the street is that both Hopkins and Loyola will find a way to play in future seasons despite the Jays filling up their schedule with Big Ten teams next season . . . Maryland cruised to a 12-6 victory against Navy at Byrd Stadium; the Terps built a 5-1 lead through the first quarter and led 7-4 at the half; Mike Chanenchuk was limited against the Mids but is going to need to be at full-go for Maryland in the NCAA Tournament . . . Duke moved past Boston University, 16-11, in the Devils' final tune-up before the NCAA Tournament; Jordan Wolf had eight points on four goals and four assists; Duke gave run to 32 players against the Terriers, emptying the bench ahead of the Blue Devils' push through May.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Dave Scarcello (15, Marist); and Christian Carson (25, Boston University). Carson gets high honors this week despite taking the loss simply because making 25 stops should come with the Congressional Medal of Honor.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Zack Losco (5, Penn (v. Cornell)); John Scioscia (6, Notre Dame); John Glesener (6, Army); Cole Shafer (5, Drexel); Shane Morrell (5, Bryant); Miles Thompson (7, Albany); and Josh Dionne (5, Duke).
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: None. Miles Thompson came close with nine points, but Scott Marr called off the dogs when the Danes hit 20 against UMBC.
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: Losco's five-and-one performance against Cornell -- including four goals in the fourth quarter that pushed the Quakers into the Ivy League Tournament final -- gets the nod this week. (Lyle went three-and-five against UMBC and put his name in the NCAA record book for scoring points like a sociopath.)
- The Ether-Soaked Rag Award: Penn's defense against Harvard -- especially Brian Feeney's majestic effort in the crease -- takes the honor this week. The Quakers shut the Crimson out for 45 minutes and locked up the team's first Ivy League title since 1988.
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.