Feb. 23, 2013
The Providence College men's lacrosse team topped Vermont, 13-5, in its home opener on Sat., Feb. 23 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The Friars notched doubled figures in the scoring column for the second consecutive game, led by junior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) who has tallied hat-tricks in both Friar games this season. The win over the Catamounts improves Providence's overall record to 2-0 (0-0 BIG EAST).
With 10:21 left to play in the first quarter, the Friars trailed Vermont, 2-0. Wright ignited the Friar's offense with his first goal of the game at the 7:25 mark. His goal jumpstarted a 7-0 run which gave the Friars a 7-2 lead with 12:04 remaining in the third quarter. The Friars outscored the Catamounts, 6-3, for the remainder of the game.
Wright and Weber dominated the Friar's attack, combining for eight points on five goals and three assists. Four additional Friars tallied multi-goal games with two goals apiece including senior Josh Torres (Andover, Mass.), junior Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.), sophomore Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) and sophomore Robert Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.).
Junior Ryan Shaw (East Hampton, N.Y.) finished 10-of-22 at the face-off "X" and collected a team high six ground balls.
On the defensive end, Providence limited Vermont to 28 shots. The team completed its first shutout quarter of the season after blanking the Catamounts, 3-0, in the second quarter. The Friars were effective in clears, finishing the game 23-of-25.
Freshman goalie, Jack Connelly (Kenilworth, Ill.) notched his second win of the season. Connelly played 57 minutes between the pipes and recorded 14 saves in the victory.
The last time Providence opened its season with a 2-0 record was in 2011 when the Friars posted back-to-back wins over Wagner (14-10) and Presbyterian (6-5).
Providence returns to action on Sat., March 2 when the Friars host Manhattan. The game is slated for 1:00 p.m. and will be played on Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I.
Official StoreOfficial Online
Will Mazzone and Michael...
Seniors Will Mazzone (Stony Brook, N.Y.) and Michael Perettine (Farmingdale, N.Y.) were named to the 2016 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (N...
Jarrod Neumann Named To...
Providence College men’s lacrosse junior Jarrod Neumann (Springfield, Mass.) was named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) ...
Will Mazzone and Michael...
The BIG EAST Conference announced the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament in Denver, Colo. last night.
Providence College Men's...
The Providence College men’s lacrosse team fell to top seed and No. 1 ranked Denver, 17-8, in the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinal at the Peter Barton...
Men’s Lacrosse To Play...
The Providence College men’s lacrosse team (7-8) will travel to Denver, Colo. to compete in the programs’ first ever BIG EAST Tournament against ...
Four Providence College Men&...
The BIG EAST announced the men’s lacrosse All-Conference and Major Award winners for the 2016 season today. Four Friars were named to All-BIG EAST Teams.
Will Mazzone Named To BIG...
Providence College men’s lacrosse senior Will Mazzone (Stony Brook, N.Y.) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll today (May 2).
Men's Lacrosse Falls To ...
The Providence College men’s lacrosse team fell to No. 17 Villanova, 14-7, in its 2016 regular-season finale on April 30 in Villanova, Pa. The Friars...