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The Weekend in Stick: Starting to Come Together, Pepper (Part II)

Here are your little stories from the weekend.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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.

ELSEWHERE

Denver pounded Villanova, 15-4; Wes Berg had about a billion points at halftime and went on to liberate oppressed workers in South America in the second half; Villanova is mired in a four-game losing streak with Georgetown coming up this weekend . . . Towson didn't have much trouble with Delaware in a 12-7 victory; the Tigers led 8-2 at the half and cruised into port over the game's last 30 minutes; the Hens shot just 18.42 percent against Towson . . . Quinnipiac dispatched Manhattan, 8-6; the Bobcats entered the fourth quarter down three and scored six of the game's last seven goals, including five unanswered tallies down the stretch; the Jaspers finished the day with more turnovers (14) than saves (13) . . . Pennsylvania stunned Brown in a 14-11 victory in Providence; the Quakers held Brown's explosive offense scoreless for a 22:04 stretch that started in the third period and ended with 2:03 remaining in regulation, that drought giving Penn the opportunity to register four markers that blew open a 10-10 game; no team led by more than two goals until the Quakers shut Bruno down late in the game . . . Bryce Wasserman had six goals and an assist in Monmouth's 10-7 triumph over Canisius; the Griffs drew within 8-7 with 7:26 to play, but two buckets from the Hawks sealed the victory for Monmouth . . . Maryland did that thing where it strangles an opponent until their eyes pop out of their head; the Terps' 12-5 victory against Penn State marks the third game in a row that the Terps have held an opponent to five goals or less and is the seventh time this season that Maryland has turned the trick; the Terps yielded all of 20 shots to the Nittany Lions and held Penn State scoreless for a 21:44 stretch . . . Yale beat Dartmouth, 10-4; the Bulldogs held the Green scoreless in both the first and fourth quarters; the Elis are 2-2 in the Ivy League with a massive trip to Brown looming this weekend . . . High Point scored four goals in the fourth quarter to collar a 9-6 win against Jacksonville; the Dolphins held a tenuous 6-5 lead over the Panthers until High Point accounted for the last four markers of the game; Dan Lomas had four tallies for the Panthers . . . Bryant needed two goals from Tucker James in the last two minutes of regulation to secure a 5-3 victory against Wagner; again: the Bulldogs needs to get two goals late in the final period in a 18 second span to beat Wagner; there were a total of 49 shots in the game, which is all sorts of blergh.

MORE ELSEWHERE

Richmond hammered Furman, 8-2; Richmond and High Point appear on a collision course in the Southern Conference; the Paladins took just 14 shots against the Spiders, committing more turnovers (21) than shot attempts (Furman put half of its shots on cage) . . . Hobart took care of Sacred Heart with ease, 13-5; Alex Love had three goals for the Statesmen and is cruising right along; the 'Bart strung together seven consecutive goals to build a 12-4 advantage . . . St. Joseph's downed Robert Morris, 18-11; Mike Rastivo had six goals and three assists in the Hawks' win; St. Joseph's is atop the Northeast Conference standings with Hobart, the two team's meeting on April 18th . . . Hartford needed overtime to defeat UMBC, 9-8; Matt Carroll got the winner for the Hawks 1:49 into the extra session; no team led by more than a goal in the second half and the scoreboard was knotted three times in the last 30 minutes of play (the Retrievers tied the game at eight with one second remaining in regulation) . . . Drexel and Hofstra combined for nine penalties in the Dragons' 8-7 victory; these two teams mail each other "I Hate You!" cards; Hofstra popped for three goals in the last four minutes of the final period to turn a 4-7 deficit into a 7-7 tie; the Dragons got the game-winning goal from Ryan Belka with 14 seconds left on the clock . . . Binghamton destroyed Massachusetts-Lowell, 14-6; the Bearcats had three runs of three goals or more; the Bearcats enjoyed a 9-2 lead at the half . . . Marist is assured of a MAAC Tournament invitation following an 8-7 victory against Detroit; the Titans scored the last three goals of the game, but none of those tallies came after the 6:59 mark of the fourth quarter; two three-goal runs in the first half helped the Red Foxes to a 7-3 lead at the break . . . Georgetown used a four-goal run in the third period to help the Hoyas to a 9-6 win over Providence; Georgetown is chugging along at 7-4 on the season with Villanova, Virginia, and St. John's remaining on the team's regular season schedule; the Hoyas have four wins of three goals or fewer.

EVEN MORE ELSEWHERE

Massachusetts pressured Fairfield but couldn't stop the Stags in a 9-10 loss; T.J. Neubauer led Fairfield with three goals on 15 shots; the Minutemen are 0-3 in one-goal games this season . . . Air Force beat Bellarmine in Texas, 11-8; the Falcons got tallies from seven different players and shot 36.67 percent as a team; this will be a conference game next season, although it isn't likely to happen in the Land of Brisket . . . Marquette did Marquette things in a 14-12 victory over St. John's; the Eagles scored six goals in the third period to turn a 7-6 halftime lead into a 13-9 advantage going into the final period; Kyran Clarke had five assists for Marquette . . . Albany thumped Vermont, 20-10; this is the fifth time this season that the Danes have run up at least 20 goals on an opponent; Albany had an eight-goal run that spanned the first and second quarters that helped the team to a 12-2 lead; the Catamounts had as many turnovers as Albany had goals . . . Mount St. Mary's shot past Bucknell, 12-11; the Mountaineers tallied the last three scores of the game to turn a two-goal deficit at the end of the penultimate quarter into a one-goal win; Mount St. Mary's took only 23 shots against the Bison but converted over half of them into buckets . . . VMI remains winless after falling to Mercer, 4-17; the Bears held a 12-1 advantage after 45 minutes of action; VMI will attempt to beat Furman this coming weekend . . . Michigan got its first Big Ten victory in a 10-8 decision against Rutgers; Ian King made his return to the Wolverines and put four goals on the board; the Scarlet Knights held one lead against Michigan and trailed by as many as four going into the fourth quarter.

PUMMELING AND PUMMELING AND PUMMELING

Your best individual performances from the weekend:

  • Backstop Circus: Matt Barrett (18, Virginia); Shane Doss (17, Notre Dame); Reilly McDermott (15, Furman); T.J. Jones (17, St. Joseph's); Nick Marrocco (18, Georgetown); and Frankie McCarthy (19, Mount St. Mary's). High honors this week go to Doss for continuing to find a way to bury the dead.
  • Five-Goal Club and More: Wes Berg (7, Denver); Bryce Wasserman (6, Monmouth); Kip Orban (5, Princeton); Brody Eastwood (5, Stony Brook); Mike Rastivo (6, St. Joseph's); John Glesener (6, Army); Will Sands (5, Bucknell); Ryan Brown (8, Johns Hopkins); Carter Brown (6, Ohio State); and Jesse King (5, Ohio State).
  • The Power Plant: Double-Digit Point Generation: Wes Berg had seven goals and three assists in the first half against Villanova. Wes Berg obviously hates Philadelphia.
  • The Chloroform-Soaked Rag Award: Let's go with Richmond's defense against Furman. The Paladins aren't an offensive juggernaut, but the Spiders did hold Furman to just 14 shots while limiting the Paladins to only two goals.
  • The Lyle Thompson Prism of Doom Award: Let's go with Ohio State's Jesse King. The senior midfielder had five-and-two against Johns Hopkins and seems to be finding his stride at the right time of the season. (Thompson went two-and-six against Vermont. He's going to break even more faces this season.)

Do you have anything else to add from this weekend? The comments, they are yours.