March 21, 2009
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -
The Providence College men's lacrosse team (3-4, 2-0) defeated Wagner College (1-7, 0-1) by a score of 12-4 on Saturday, March 21 in Staten Island, N.Y. The win was PC's third-straight and it marks the second-consecutive season in which the team has started 2-0 in MAAC play.
Senior Bobby Labadini (Westford, Mass.) continued his stellar senior campaign, notching a career-high eight points on a personal-best six goals and two assists. The eight points were the most scored by a PC player since Kyle Ojakian recorded eight in 2002.
Labadini powered the Friar offense early, recording the first three goals of the game to give Providence a 3-0 lead with 4:07 to play in the first quarter. Senior Danny Ryan (Chatham, N.J.) added a goal three minutes later to give the Friars a 4-0 advantage heading into the second quarter. Ryan assisted on two of Labadini's first-quarter goals to record a total of three points in the opening period.
Wagner got on the scoreboard with 6:48 to go in the opening half, as Mike Hurley notched a goal to move the Seahawks within three at 4-1. The Friars responded with a 4-0 run to end the half to take a commanding 8-1 lead.
The run included two scores by junior Colin Tigh (Garden City, N.Y.) in six seconds at the 2:41 and 2:35 mark. Tigh added another score with eight seconds remaining in the half to record three goals in three minutes for the Friars.
The eight goals by PC the opening stanza tied a season-high for goals in a half.
The Friars opened the second half with consecutive man-up goals by underclassmen. Sophomore Mike Feldberg (Voorhees, N.J.) found the back of the net off an assist from Labadini at the 12:01 mark of the third and freshman Evan Olsen (Tampa, Fla.) added a score off a Labadini assist eight seconds later to give the Friars a 10-1 lead.
Will Macumber posted a goal for the Seahawks to put the score at 10-2 PC, but Labadini responded with his fifth and sixth goals of the game to give the Friars a 12-2 advantage heading into the final quarter.
Providence took advantage of its man-up opportunities, scoring a goal in four-of-six attempts in the game. Tigh posted one of the man-up goals for the Friars and finished the game with four points on three goals and an assist.
Senior goaltender Robert Bryan (Apex, N.C.) earned the win for the Friars with a well-played game in net and is now 3-4 on the season. Bryan played 49:42 minutes in goal for PC, recording 11 saves while allowing only two goals for a career-high .846 save percentage.
Sophomore Jake Goodelman (Wantagh, N.Y.) and junior Frank Cicero (Venetia, Pa.) split time for the majority of the final quarter, with each goalie allowing one goal. Cicero also made a save in 5:55 minutes of action.
Wagner goaltender Peter Rubin allowed 12 goals and made nine saves in 60:00 minutes.
After today's matchup, Providence hosts preseason MAAC favorite Canisius College on Saturday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Admission is free.