March 22, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team's second half run fell short against Brown, 12-11, in double overtime on Saturday, March 22 at Stevenson Field in Providence, R.I. Providence moves to 3-5 (0-1 BIG EAST) on the season while Brown moves to 4-3 (0-1 Ivy League).
Brown took a 1-0 lead 52 seconds into the first quarter with a goal from Dylan Molloy. The Brown Bears went on to add two additional goals to take a 3-0 lead.
Freshman Joseph Fitzpatrick (Rockville, Md.) collected a feed from senior Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) at the top of the crease and beat Brown's goalie to tally the Friars' first goal of the night (9:47). Providence forced a turnover on the face-off following Fitzpatrick's finish and Barton caught Brown's goalie out of position in transition to pull the Friars within one of the Bears, 3-2 (9:28). Brown mirrored Providence with a finish at the 9:19 mark (4-2). Senior goalie Tyler Himes (Spring City, Md.) came up with a big save for the Friars in the final minute of play and created a scoring opportunity with an outlet pass to senior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) on the clear. Wright collected the ball at mid-field and buried a shot with just 7.3 seconds remaining in the quarter (4-3). Senior face-off specialist Ryan Shaw(East Hampton, N.Y.) won the face-off following the Friar goal and charged Brown's cage for the game equalizer. His shot landed just off cage and Brown carried a 4-3 advantage headed into the second 15 minutes of play.
Freshman Austin Goltz (Orchard Park, N.Y.) evened the game at 4-4 with his first goal of the season at the 8:37 mark of the second quarter. The assist on the Friar goal was awarded to Barton. Brown reclaimed the lead with three consecutive goals from Stephen Chmil, Brendan Caputo and Molloy to take a 7-4 lead (1:43).Providence closed the gap with a man-up goal from junior Robert Caffrey(Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) at the 00:26 mark (7-5). The remainder of the quarter was scoreless and Brown carried a 7-5 advantage into the break.
Brown opened the third quarter with a goal from Chmil at 1:52 (8-5). Barton beat Brown's goalie with a snipe at the 7:53 mark to secure the hat trick (8-6). Barton scored again with 3:02 left to play in the third on an unassisted finish to pull the Friars within one of the Bears, 8-7.Chmil completed a hat trick for the Bears at the 1:32 mark (9-7). The remainder of the quarter was scorless and Providence trailed Brown, 9-7 headed into the final 15 minutes of play.
Barton tallied his fourth goal of the game just 48 seconds into the fourth quarter to pull within one of Brown, 9-8. Barton rifled his fifth goal of the game at the 10:57 mark to even the game at 9-9. Providence captured its first lead of the game at 10:43 on a finish from Wright. Wright's second goal of the game came off of a feed from senior Robby Stack (Medfield, N.J.). Sophomore Nolan Fillet(Rockville, Md.) gave the Friars a two goal lead, 11-9, on a shot from the top of the box at 8:19. With 2:55 remaining in regulation the Bears found the back of the net to make it a one goal game, 11-10. The Bears tallied the game equalizer with 1:50 left to play on a goal from Kylor Bellistri. In the final seconds of regulation Himes stopped a Bear shot point blank to send the evening contest to overtime.
Neither Providence nor Brown were able to tally the game-winner in the first overtime period and the game was sent to double overtime.
With 2:13 left on the game clock in the second overtime period Brown notched the game-winner.
Senior face-off specialist Ryan Shaw(East Hampton, N.Y.) 16-for-26 at the face-off "X" with 13 groundballs.
Himes finished the game with a career-high 16 saves to keep the Friars in the game.
Providence returns to action on Tuesday, March 25 when the Friars host Bryant at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of Providence College in Providence, R.I.
POST GAME QUOTES - Head Coach Chris Gabrielli
"We challened the guys with our inability to close in previous games to get the next goal. Tonihgt we were down 8-5, then 8-6 and pulled within one at 8-7. At that point we began to feel the momentum switch in our favor."
"We took an 11-9 lead midway through the fourth quarter. At that point I thought that we could have taken better care of the ball at that stage."
"Our guys played our hearts out tonight and bought into the message that we gave them this week."
"Andrew Barton played like a true senior today with seven points on five goals and two assists. Since we moved him to the attack position he has been a spark plug."
"Ryan Shaw had his finest game of the season. He had a shot on goal in overtime that was almost the game-winner."
"Tyler Himes has been consistent for us all year and had a solid performance tonight with 16 saves and we cannot ask for much more than that."