PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s lacrosse team overcame an eight-goal deficit to tie the game, 11-11, late in the fourth quarter, but fell to UMass Lowell, 12-11, on March 6 in Providence, R.I. Providence evened their record at 3-3 on the year, while the River Hawks improved to 2-3.
1ST QUARTER: UMass Lowell scored on four of its first five shots to take a 4-0 lead with 9:31 remaining in the quarter. After a timeout, Austin Goltz (Orchard Park, N.Y.) scored the Friars’ first of the goal of the game at 9:02 off a feed from Evan McGreen (Narrangansett, R.I.). The River Hawks closed the quarter with a 3-0 advantage and took a 7-1 lead into the break.
2ND QUARTER: UML opened the scoring in the second quarter with back-to-back goals at 6:58 and 6:17 to take a 9-2 lead. Joshua Keller (Grand Rapids, Mich.) gave the Friars some life on the offensive end with consecutive goals at 4:04 and 2:47 to make it a 9-3 game. It would remain a six-goal deficit heading into halftime.
3RD QUARTER: The Friars out-scored the River Hawks, 5-1, in the third quarter. Goltz and Ryan Nawrocki (Smithtown, N.Y.) opened the scoring with goals at 12:48 and 10:07. It marked the Friars’ fourth-straight goal of the game; a streak that began with 4:04 remaining in the second. The River Hawks stopped the bleeding with a man-up goal at 7:28 to take their lead back up to five (10-5). Nick Hatzipetrakos (Syossett, N.Y.), Brendan Kearns (Wantagh, N.Y.) and Keller finished the quarter off with three-unanswered tallies, cutting the Friars’ deficit to just two goals (10-8). Keller’s goal, the third in the span, came with just 20-seconds remaining on the clock.
4TH QUARTER: Kearns scored his second goal of the game just 42-seconds into the action (14:18), making it a 10-9 game. UML tried to take away Providence’s momentum with a goal just 36-seconds later (13:42) by Kyle LaForge. Providence went on its first EMO of the day with 7:33 remaining in the fourth, and Hatzipetrakos made the River Hawks pay with his second goal of the game at 7:25. It marked his 12th goal overall and second man-up goal of the season. Keller tied the game, 11-11, with 2:03 to play on his fourth goal of the game. With 1:07 remaining the Friars gained possession of the ball and called a timeout. Providence turned the ball over and UMass Lowell called a timeout with 29-seconds left, setting up the game-winning goal by Austin Lane with 5-seconds on the clock. Providence won the ensuing face-off, but did not have enough time to get a shot attempt off.
GAME NOTES: The Friars trailed by as many as eight (9-1) with 6:17 to play in the second quarter. Keller registered his first multi-goal game of the season (four), having entered the game with just one tally on the year. Tate Boyce (Matthews, N.C.), who is on the Tewaaraton Watch List, made 15 saves for Providence, while his counterpart Hunter Braun recorded 12 saves for UML. Providence dominated the face-off “X”, winning 18-of-27 opportunities. Colin Keating (Ridgewood, N.J.) led the way with 13 victories in 17 attempts. Each of the Friars’ three losses this season have been decided by one goal.
WHAT’S NEXT: The Friars return to action on Saturday, March 10 against Harvard. Opening face-off is set for 1:00 p.m. and the game will be played on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I.
UML: Hunter Braun 12 saves, 11 goals against, 60:00 minutes
PC: Tate Boyce, 15 saves, 12 goals against, 60:00 minutes
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