Men's Lacrosse Defeats Boston University, 7-4

Feb. 25, 2015

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team defeated Boston University, 7-4, on Feb. 25 at the Ray Treacy Track and Field Complex. The Friars improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Terriers moved to 2-2.

Freshman Nick Preston (Victoria, British Columbia) had a game-high three goals. In the first half the Friars were held to one goal, and trailed the Terriers, 3-1, at halftime. However, Providence dominated the second-half offense and outscored Boston 6-1 to win the game, 7-4.

The Terriers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first quarter with an unassisted goal from Greg Farris with 2:23 left in on the clock.

The Friars tied the game, 1-1, in the second quarter with a goal from junior Will Mazzone (Stony Brook, N.Y.) with 14:03 left. It was Mazzone's third goal on the season, and he was assisted by senior Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.). BU closed the first half with back-to-back goals from Hayden Ruiz, with 10:53 remaining, and a man-up goal from Ryan Johnston with 10:12 left.

The Friars dominated the third quarter with two back-to-back goals. With 3:31 left in the third, junior Michael Perettine (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored an unassisted goal. Less than a minute later (2:53), freshman Nick Preston (Victoria, British Columbia) scored to tie the game (3-3) with an assist from junior Nolan Fillet (Rockville, Md.).

Mazzone scored less than a minute into the fourth of a feed from Jake Cook. Boston responded shortly after with an unassisted goal from Wilson to tie the game at four. The Friars pulled away with three consecutive goals. Two of the goals were from Preston, while the other came from Fillet for the final score, 7-4.

Senior goalie Peter Badgley (Summit, N.J.) was in net for all 60 minutes of the game and recorded a career-high 18 saves.

"First of all, I am proud of the team after three games in seven days," said head coach Chris Gabrielli. "We had great competition and I'm proud we came out 2-1. Today's game was a grind and a sloppy game. We continued to make hustled plays that allowed us to take and maintain the lead. We had a fantastic defensive effort as well. Winning two faceoffs, while holding Boston to four goals is quite a feat."

The Friars will travel to take on Duke at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 in Durham,N.C. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.




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