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.
UMBC thwarted Lafayette, 18-7; the Retrievers have scored more goals in their last two games (29) than they scored in their first four games of the season (25); UMBC heads to Hartford this weekend for an important America East date . . . Air Force took a crowbar to Jacksonville's face in an 18-5 win; the Falcons scored one fewer goal than the Dolphins took total shots; no Jacksonville player had more than one point against Air Force . . . Fairfield scored their first THUNDERDOME! victory in a 7-4 triumph over Drexel; the Dragons are now 4-6 on the season and need to make some combustion over their final four regular season games; the Stags scored three of the game's last four goals to turn a one-goal lead at the end of 45 minutes into a three-goal win (the final marker came with five seconds left in regulation) . . . Yale put a hurt on Pennsylvania in a 15-7 win; the Elis lead by as many as 11 goals in the second half and scored 13 of the game's first 15 goals; the Quakers are in trouble, man . . . Denver taught Georgetown a lesson about the Big East's hierarchy in a 19-7 crushing of the Hoyas; the Pioneers put 41 shots on goal -- not shots, shots on goal -- and converted on 46 percent of those attempts; Georgetown heads to Providence this weekend to try and erase the pain . . . Albany shut out Massachusetts-Lowell in a 25-0 victory; The Beautiful Shutout shouldn't really apply to first-year programs, but three shutouts have now been recorded in 2015; the Great Danes finished the day with more goals (25) than shots from the River Hawks (21) . . . Stony Brook put up 21 and yielded 12 in a conference win at Vermont; there isn't a lot of chatter about the Seawolves right now but they're pretty good; Stony Brook's dance with Princeton this coming weekend is huge . . . Johns Hopkins beat Rutgers 9-7 and earned the team's first win in almost a month; Ryan Brown bucketed four goals but needed 16 shots to get those tallies; the Jays are still below .500 and need to take care of business against Ohio State in Columbus next weekend to try and make May a reality.
Mercer continues to win when the odds don't look great, further breaking expectations in a 8-6 victory against Bellarmine; the Bears have won three straight are poised to invade nations; Mercer never trailed the Knights and were up as many as three goals with 1:38 to play . . . Hobart bagged a 7-6 overtime victory against Robert Morris in Moon Township; Alex Love was responsible for the game-winning goal -- one of four on the day for the monster -- as well as making your heart flutter; the Statesmen scored the last three goals of the game to earn the win . . . St. John's clubbed Providence, 17-7; the Johnnies led 10-2 at the break, using a seven-goal run to start the game to build the team's lead; Eric DeJohn finished with nine points against the Friars and took 14 shots . . . Hartford eked out a 13-12 win against Binghamton in Vestal, New York; the Bearcats scored the last three goals of the game to tighten the scoreboard, but the Hawks were able to find timely scoring throughout the game to build a five-goal lead at the sunrise of the fourth quarter . . . Hofstra earned a 9-8 win against Delaware; the Pride held a 6-2 advantage at the intermission and a three-goal lead at the start of the final period; Mike Malave had four goals for Hofstra on seven shots; the Blue Hens just aren't very good and face Towson, Drexel, Fairfield, and Massachusetts in the coming weeks . . . Cornell suffocated Dartmouth in an 8-2 win; Connor Buczek had three goals and two assists for the Red, throwing 14 shots around the yard; a trip to Harvard lies on Cornell's horizon, but everyone is waiting for the team's trip to Providence in mid-April . . . Virginia doubled-up Richmond, 14-7; Virginia scored 10 of the game's first 12 goals and were never truly challenged; Owen Van Arsdale and Ryan Tucker combined for nine goals against the Spiders . . . Marquette did Marquette things in a 9-8 win at Villanova; it's the sixth one-goal game for the Eagles this season and this is just freakin' ridiculous; Marquette got the game-winning goal with 1:58 left in regulation . . . Mount St. Mary's didn't have any issues with Sacred Heart in a 10-2 victory; the Mountaineers held the Pioneers scoreless for the first 40:42 of play . . . WAGNER HAS WON FOUR GAMES THIS SEASON AND IS NOW AT THE .500 MARK FOLLOWING A 7-2 VICTORY AGAINST NJIT; THIS IS WHERE WE ALL GO BUY BREAD AND WATER BECAUSE THE WORLD IS ENDING . . . Colin Joka went for seven goals in Marist's 17-10 romp over Quinnipiac; the Red Foxes look like the favorite in the MAAC and will host Detroit this coming weekend.
EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE
Manhattan is still winless after falling to Detroit, 7-13; Detroit pulled off 58 shots against the Jaspers, a nutty number of attempts in just 60 minutes; Manhattan had as many turnovers (17) as shots on goal (17) . . . High Point smothered Furman, 10-3; Dan Lomas got to the 100-goal plateau for his career, the first player in High Point's brief history to eclipse the mark; the Panthers are 1-1 in Southern Conference play so far in 2015 but are positioned well to run to the top of the league . . . Canisius stunned Siena in a 10-9 overtime victory in Buffalo; the Griffs entered the fourth quarter down three but put five markers on the board in the fourth quarter and got the game-winning goal less than 30 seconds into the extra frame to pocket the victory; the Saints are 1-3 in the MAAC and now own losses to Canisius and Monmouth . . . Towson leaned on its defense in a 6-3 victory over Massachusetts; Towson's four goals in the first half was the difference in the game as the Minutemen were not able to score more than one goal in any quarter; this is the cruel illustration of grinding out a victory . . . Ohio State downed Penn State, 10-8, in University Park; Jesse King was active for the Buckeyes with three goals and an assist on 11 shots; the Nittany Lions scored five of the game's last six goals to make things somewhat interesting . . . Maryland assaulted Michigan, 13-4; a reminder: Maryland has not given up more than 10 goals in eight of its nine games this season and has yielded a total of eight in its last two games; Michigan had more turnovers (14) than shots on goal (11) against the Terps.
PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING
Your best individual performances from the weekend:
- Backstop Circus: Colin MacDougall (15, Boston University); Jack Kelly (15, Brown); Eric Sanschagrin (15, Princeton); Tyler Behring (16, Drexel); Nick Marrocco (22, Georgetown); Mike Nugent (15, Mercer); Nick Marzullo (15, NJIT); Jack Brust (16, Quinnipiac); and Zach Tuell (16, High Point). High honors this week go to Kelly for daring Princeton to make things happen while coming through on the other side smelling like a summer's morning.
- Five-Goal Club and More: Connor Cook (5, Army); Reid Weber (5, Colgate); Dylan Donahue (7, Syracuse); Deemer Class (5, Duke); Pat Young (5, UMBC); Chris Walsch (6, Air Force); Conrad Oberbeck (5, Yale); Connor Fields (7, Albany); Challen Rogers (5, Stony Brook); Stefan Diachenko (7, St. John's); Eric DeJohn (5, St. John's); T.J. Hauck (5, Binghamton); Owen Van Arsdale (5, Virginia); and Colin Joka (7, Marist); .
- The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: Mike Rooney had 11 points on three goals and eight assists against Vermont. He gets to eat first at Golden Corral this week.
- The Chloroform-Soaked Rag Award: Let's go with Cornell despite Albany's shutout of Massachusetts-Lowell. The Red limited the Green to just two goals and held Dartmouth scoreless for a 40:29 stretch, yielding only 26 shots (12 of which were on goal).
- The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: Army's Connor Cook. Cook had seven points on five goals and two assists, getting his five buckets on five shots while committing no turnovers. (Thompson wasn't really needed this weekend and had two goals against the River Hawks. He'll bring his brand of pain to the Carrier Dome this week.)
Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.