The Weekend in Stick is exactly what it sounds like -- a recap of all the important things that happened in the universe while you were enjoying two days of not-work. Part II is all about the little stories that are notable and adorable in easily digestible form.
Stony Brook hosted NJIT on frosty Long Island -- the boxscore notes that the weather was "real cold" -- and dealt the Highlanders an 18-4 loss; NJIT never seriously challenged the Seawolves, but the most important thing was that the Highlanders played a Division I game . . . Cornell used an eight-goal second quarter to shuttle Hobart into the atmosphere in a 16-8 win for the Red; Alex Love had four goals for the Statesmen . . . Jacksonville built an early lead against St. John's, the Johnnies rallied in the third quarter, and the team's traded buckets down the stretch as the Dolphins earned a hard-fought 12-11 victory over the Red Storm; there were a total of 13 penalties in the game, which means that the result is officially on the radar of the Red Cross . . . Furman earned a very nice win over Canisius in Colorado; the Paladins' 9-8 overtime victory marks the second win ever for the program and the first over a non-Southern Conference opponent; Furman got the game-winner just 15 seconds into the extra period after winning the draw and blasting down the field . . . Siena pushed past Massachusetts-Lowell in a 13-9 win; the Saints put 11 on the board in the first half and cruised to the victory in the second half; the River Hawks host Wagner this coming weekend in a big moment for the first-year program . . . The Pioneers pounded Air Force in a 16-6 triumph; Connor Cannizzaro has had no problem integrating himself in Matt Brown's offensive system following another 90-point performance (estimated) . . . Shayne Adams and Mike Birney combined for three points on 10 shots but it didn't stop Detroit in the Titans' 11-10 overtime victory against Robert Morris; the Colonials are winless on the season in three tries with High Point, Siena, and Jacksonville coming up . . . Providence fended off a rush from Vermont in the second half to secure a 12-9 victory; a six-goal run over a 15-minute stretch that spanned the first and second quarters built the cushion the Friars would need to sack the Catamounts . . . Marist slipped past Binghamton in Vestal, 12-9; the Red Foxes used a five-goal fourth quarter to turn a 7-8 deficit into a solid three-goal victory; Drew Nesmith and Colin Joka combined for eight goals for Marist . . . Denver went out to a 4-0 lead at the half and eased into the clubhouse with a 10-5 win over Furman; the Paladins put up a fight that was surprising in many ways and may show that the team's effort against Lehigh wasn't a fluke . . . Brown unleashed a curbstomping on Quinnipiac, 17-6; the Bears raced out to an 8-3 lead at the half and tacked on five unanswered goals in the third quarter to blow the Bobcats away.
Ohio State pounded Dartmouth, 15-5; Jesse King shot 50 percent and the Buckeyes scored 11 of the game's final 12 goals . . . Notre Dame took an early challenge from Michigan and turned it into a 17-8 victory; the Irish held the Wolverines scoreless for 24 minutes after Michigan scored the first tally of the game; Mikey Wynne continues to pound the net and his four goals led the Irish . . . Bryant and Hartford put on a lil' show in Rhode Island with the Bulldogs using a six-goal fourth quarter to drop the visiting Hawks, 11-9; Bryant didn't lead until the 3:53 mark of the last period . . . High Point had little trouble with Sacred Heart in a 13-5 victory; the Panthers scored the first six goals of the game and never looked back . . . It snowed in Villanova -- duh! -- and it didn't stop the Wildcats in the team's 11-7 victory over Penn State; the Nittany Lions committed 20 turnovers, which is probably a great way to die . . . The Scarlet Knights are in a bit of a slide after falling to Virginia, 5-14; Joe Nardella won 9 of 19 faceoffs in Rutgers' loss. . . Albany had a powerful debut in a 15-8 triumph over Drexel; Seth Oakes had four goals for the Danes while Lyle Thompson sat for the second half with an undisclosed injury . . . Fairfield took out some aggression on Manhattan in a 15-4 pummeling; the Stags somehow pulled the trigger on 50 shots against the Jaspers, a hardcore effort to annihilate Manhattan's soul . . . UMBC beat Monmouth, 4-2, in horrendous conditions and let's never speak of that again . . . Towson withstood a second half surge against Georgetown and earned a solid 9-6 win against the Hoyas; the Tigers got solid production out of its starting attack and also got three buckets out of Andrew Hodgson through the midfield; the Hoyas got its six goals from six different players . . . Marquette overcame a four-goal deficit at the end of the third quarter, pounding in six goals in the fourth period and surviving a late Richmond rally in regulation that saw the Spiders tie the score at 10 with seven seconds left; the Eagles' 11-10 overtime victory was sealed when Marquette won the opening faceoff of the extra session and Jordan Greenfield hammered home the winner on an assist from Kyle Whitlow; the Eagles still undefeated. . . Air Force crushed Canisius in a 13-6 victory in a game relocated to Air Force's campus; the Falcons pumped in eight goals in the second half to blow open a game that was 5-3 in favor of Air Force at the half . . . Army and Syracuse put on a Sunday night show in the Carrier Dome with the Orange escaping with an 12-9 victory; the Black Knights showed a resolve that will serve the Cadets will as the team enters conference play; the stage is now set for a mega Virginia-Syracuse game in the Dome this coming Sunday.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Eric Sanschagrin (Princeton, 16); Bass Barfield (Jacksonville, 15); Jack Brust (Quinnipiac, 16); Jack Kelly (Brown, 15); Jason Weber (Detroit, 16); Peter Badgley (Providence, 17); Gerald Logan (Michigan, 16); Matt Cortese (Lafayette, 18); Jon Flood (Sacred Heart, 15); Blaze Riorden (Albany, 16); Matt Poillon (Lehigh, 15); Benny Pugh (Richmond, 16); and Ryan LaPlante (Denver, 19). High honors this week go to Barfield for backstopping the Dolphins to a notable win over St. John's.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Matt Donovan (Cornell, 5); Mike MacDonald (Princeton, 5); Deke Burns (Harvard, 7); Dillon Molloy (Brown, 5); Connor Cannizzaro (Denver, 6); Jesse King (Ohio State, 5); Charlie Schnider (Fairfield, 5); Patrick Corbett (Lehigh, 5); Jordan Greenfield (Marquette, 6); Mitch Goldberg (Richmond, 5); and Dylan Donahue (Syracuse, 5).
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: None. Lazy bums.
- The Chloroform-Soaked Rag Award: Yale's defense takes the prize this weekend, holding the Terps to six goals and none in the final quarter earns the Elis special recognition in soul-eating.
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: Mike MacDonald (five and four) gets the nod this week. His nine-point show in the snow included assisting on the game-winner and ramming home the Tigers' 14th goal. (Lyle Thompson went one-and-one and suffered an injury, which is probably going to just make him mad.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.