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.
Ohio State snuck past Bellarmine in Kentucky in a 8-7 victory; Jesse King went for four points against the Knights while triggering seven shots and committing three turnovers . . . Towson struggled against Mount St. Mary's but earned a gutty 7-4 win in Emmitsburg; Andrew Hodgson uncorked 10 shots on The Mount, canning only one; Matt Vierheller was an animal in the cage for the Mountaineers . . . Marquette opened up its weekend in Louisville with a drubbing of Detroit, 12-6; the Titans took only 20 shots against the Eagles and Marquette simply swamped Detroit in almost every facet of play . . . The Paladins had a one-goal lead at the half but a sputtering second half sent Furman to a 4-6 loss to Air Force; the two teams combined for almost as many turnovers (32) as shots (51) . . . Boston University continued its strong start to 2015 with a 15-7 shellacking of Vermont in Burlington; time is kind of static for the Catamounts; the Terriers get Colgate this coming weekend . . . Wagner is out of Reverse Survivor contention after a 14-6 seal-clubbing of Massachusetts-Lowell; there were nine penalties in the game, the two teams going a combined 3-9 on the man-up . . . Siena used a four-goal run in the second period to build a 6-3 lead at the half and held on for a 8-7 win against St. John's; the Red Storm are 1-3 with Yale, Syracuse, Drexel, and Hofstra coming up; the Saints are finally on the right side of .500 with MAAC play opening on March 14th . . . Brown is quietly unbeaten after a 18-12 dismantling of Massachusetts in Providence; Zach Oliveri went only 8:34 for the Minutemen after yielding four goals on six shots on goal; Dylan Molloy has 12 goals through two games on a total of 22 shots . . . Michigan didn't use a second half assault to dispatch Canisius, instead utilizing a six-goal first quarter to set the tone in a 13-5 win; the Wolverines are 3-1 and are positioned well to attack Jacksonville during the week.
UMBC strung together a 7-2 lead at the half against Richmond and rode its first half effort to a 9-5 win; UMBC will face Towson this weekend in a huge Baltimore-centric throwdown . . . Hartford crushed Manhattan, 15-5; Adam Yee and Ty Schuldt had hat tricks for the Hawks against the Jaspers; Manhattan needs to pivot from this game quickly as North Carolina lies directly ahead . . . Notre Dame exploded on Dartmouth in a 20-5 victory; the Irish took 50 shots against the Green (including 19 in the first quarter), and that's just mean . . . Yale had no problem with Bryant in a 16-9 victory; four players had hat tricks for the Bulldogs, annihilating Gunnar Waldt (the Bryant keeper yielded 15 goals while making only one save) . . . Villanova is unbeaten in its last three after dropping Delaware, 10-4; the Wildcats never trailed and used two four goal runs to build an 8-2 lead against the Hens . . . Monmouth earned its first win in program history in a 10-9 triumph over in-state foe Rutgers; look at the Hawks, they're a winner . . . Fairfield continued its early-season struggles in a 9-10 loss to Stony Brook; Mike Rooney had seven assists and eight points against the Stags in a magnificent effort; things get tough for Fairfield with Yale, Bucknell, and Colgate standing in the Stags' way through the early part of March . . . Hofstra shut out Manhattan last week and followed up that effort with a 11-13 loss to Georgetown at Multi-Sport Field; there were 13 penalties in the game, which means that these two teams are officially in a state of war; Hofstra scored the last three goals of the game, but two runs of three goals or more for the Hoyas in the first and second halves sunk the Pride in an important spot . . . Quinnipiac cruised to a 10-3 victory over NJIT; it's going to be a long season for the Highlanders . . . Penn State got itself a nice 14-11 win against Pennsylvania at Holuba Hall; the Nittany Lions had 14 turnovers against the Quakers, but that's a nice improvement for the Lions in that department; Nick Doktor had two-and-five for the Quakers, but it wasn't enough to match the efforts that T.J. Sanders (four-and-two) and Matt Florence (four-and-one) had for Penn State.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Hobart scored four of the game's last five goals to turn a two-goal deficit into a 11-10 victory against the Binghamton; the Statesmen have quick turnaround with a visit from Colgate coming on Tuesday; the Bearcats are still searching for their first win of the year . . . Maryland smashed Drexel in the mouth in a 12-3 rearrangement of the Dragons' face; Maryland got buckets from eight different players but generated assists on only two of the team's 12 goals; Drexel remains winless after starting the season in the conversation as a top 20 team . . . Army maintained its perfect history against Lafayette, bombing the Leopards in a 14-3 assault; the Black Knights' lone loss this season is to Syracuse, and the Cadets acquitted themselves well against the Orange in the Carrier Dome . . . High Point scored six of the game's final seven goals to turn a two-goal deficit into a solid 13-10 victory against Robert Morris; Matt Thistle went three-and-one against the Colonials; Robert Morris is still gunnin' for their first win of the year . . . Marquette waved its voodoo -- again! -- against Ohio State in a 10-9 victory; Kyran Clarke scored the game-winner for the Eagles with 11 seconds remaining in regulation and Jimmy Danaher made a huge save with a breath of life on the clock to secure the win; Marquette entered the fourth quarter down four and scored the game's last five goals . . . Detroit and Bellarmine played a Game of Runs with the Titans pulling out a 14-11 victory against the host-Knights; an 8-0 third quarter gave Detroit the cushion it needed to move past Bellarmine in Kentucky; each team put up 40-plus shots in the game . . . Duke blew the doors off of Providence in a 20-8 devouring of the Friars; Justin Guterding got six goals in the game and is on pace to score approximately a billion buckets this season; Duke had three runs of four goals or more against Providence.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Matt Vierheller (17, Mount St. Mary's); Jason Weber (19, Detroit); Matt Poillon (16, Lehigh); Brett Anton (17, Delaware); Nick Marrocco (17, Georgetown); Chris Selva (15, Hofstra); Nick Marzullo (15, NJIT); Jimmy Sestilio (18, Pennsylvania); Matt Barrett (20, Virginia); and Jason Weber (15, Detroit). High honors this week go to Marrocco for turning away Hofstra and giving the Hoyas a rainbow-filled bucket of good feelings.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Jack Wilson (6, Boston University); Zach Herreweyers (6, Loyola); Connor Buczek (5, Cornell); Dylan Molloy (7, Brown); Mike Malave (5, Hofstra); Justin Guterding (6, Duke); and Justin Guterding (6, Duke).
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: None. Lazy bums.
- The Chloroform-Soaked Rag Award: Maryland's defense takes the prize this weekend, holding the Dragons to three goals on 26 shots (15 of which were on goal). Moreover, Maryland held Drexel scoreless for 56:17, a virtual shutout of the Dragons for the Terps. That's drastic.
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: There are a lot of good candidates this week -- Connor Buczek went five-and-one against Albany in Texas, Kevin Rice had seven points on three goals and four assists against Virginia, and Justin Guterding had nine points on six goals and three assists against Harvard. However, Princeton's Zach Currier earns the nod this week for his two-goal, three-assist light show against Johns Hopkins where he decided to appear everywhere on the field at the same time. (Lyle Thompson went two-and-two against Cornell. He also had nine turnovers against the Red. He's still warming up his engine.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.