Men's Lacrosse Falls To No. 20 Boston University In Overtime, 12-11

Feb. 3, 2018

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BOSTON, MASS. – The Providence College men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 20 Boston University, 12-11, in overtime at Nickerson Field in its 2018 season opener.

1st Quarter: The Friars fell behind 2-0 in the opening quarter as the Terriers received goals from James Burr and Ryan Hillburn. Providence scored three of the game's next four goals and the game was knotted, 3-3, after one quarter.  Sean Leahey (Cranford, N.J.) connected with one-second left in the frame for his first of five tallies in the game.  Joseph McHale (Bernardsville, N.J.) and Nick Hatzipetrakos (Syossett, N.Y.) also scored goals for Providence in the opening quarter.

2nd Quarter: Providence broke out for six goals in the second quarter to take a 9-7 lead into halftime. Leahey netted three goals in the frame to bring his total up to four and Damon Currie (Gulph, Ontario, Canada) scored with five seconds left off a feed from Brendan Kearns (Wantagh, N.Y.) to send the Friars into the break with a two-goal advantage.

3rd Quarter: The Terriers’ defense stiffened up in the second half, allowing just one goal in the third quarter. That goal came courtesy of Kearns to put Providence in front 10-7. Boston University, however, received goals from Chris Gray and Tommy Nook over the final nine minutes of the quarter to cut the Friars' advantage at just one, 10-9, going into the fourth quarter.

4th Quarter: John McLean evened the game up, 10-10, midway through the quarter, but it looked as though Leahey was going to be the hero as his goal with 1:38 to play gave the Friars an 11-10 edge. Hilburn, however, scored for Boston University with just seven seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Overtime: After the two sides came up empty through the first three minutes, MacLean scored his fourth goal of the day with 47 seconds remaining in the overtime to give the Terriers the victory. 

Game Notes: Leahey scored a game-high five goals, including four in the first half to pace the Friars' offense. The Terriers, meanwhile, had four players with multiple goals as John MacLean, James Burr, Chris Gray, and Ryan Hilburn all found the back of the net at least twice.

Alex George (Simsbury, Conn.) picked up a team-high 11 ground balls for Providence and won 14 of 26 face-off opportunities at the "X".  All-American Tate Boyce (Matthews, N.C.) recorded six saves in net for Providence.

What’s Next: The Friars will host Holy Cross in their home opener on Saturday, Feb. 10 on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I.  Opening faceoff is set for 1:00 p.m.  The game will be broadcast live on

Scoring Summary:
1st – 13:17 (BU) – James Burr - EVEN
1st – 12:26 (BU) – Ryan Hilburn (Jack Wilson) – EVEN
1st – 12:04 (PC) – Nick Hatzipetrakos (David Procopio) – EVEN
1st – 9:42 (PC) – Joseph McHale – EVEN
1st – 3:35 (BU) – James Burr (Chris Gray) – UP
1st – 0:01 (PC) – Sean Leahey – EVEN
2nd – 13:43 (BU) – Chris Gray (James Burr) – EVEN
2nd – 12:02 (PC) – Sean Leahey – EVEN
2nd – 11:11 (PC) – Austin Goltz (Damon Currie) – EVEN
2nd – 6:46 (BU) – John MacLean (Chris Gray) – EVEN
2nd – 4:39 (PC) – Sean Leahy (Tim Hinrichs) – EVEN
2nd – 4:05 (PC) – Tim Hinrichs (David Procopio) – EVEN
2nd – 3:29 (BU) – John MacLean (Jack Wilson) – UP
2nd – 2:17 (BU) – Hayden Ruiz (James Burr) – EVEN
2nd – 1:29 (PC) – Sean Leahey – EVEN
2nd – 0:05 (PC) – Damon Currie (Brendan Kearns) – EVEN
3rd – 11:29 (PC) – Brendan Kearns (Nick Hatzipetrakos) – EVEN
3rd – 8:41 (BU) – Chris Gray (Hayden Ruiz) – EVEN
3rd – 3:30 (BU) – Tommy Nook (James Burke) – EVEN
4th – 6:26 (BU) – John MacLean – EVEN
4th – 1:38 (PC) – Sean Leahey – EVEN
4th – 0:07 (BU) – Ryan Hilburn (Hayden Ruiz) – EVEN
OT – 0:47 (BU) – John MacLean (Chris Gray) – EVEN

PC – Tate Boyce: 6 saves, 12 goals against, 63:13 minutes
BU – Joe McSorley: 12 saves, 11 goals against, 63:13 minutes

PC: 14-26
BU: 12-26

Extra-Man Opportunities:
PC: 0-1
BU: 2-3

PC: 33
BU: 25





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