March 31, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team (1-7, 0-3 BIG EAST) fell to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-5, 1-2 BIG EAST), 8-7, in overtime on Saturday, March 31, in Providence, R.I.
Senior Jake Nolan (Westport, Conn.) and sophomore Bryan Annecchino (Darien, Conn.) each scored two goals while junior Daniel Textor (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and freshmen Niall Cahill (Troy, N.Y.) and Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) each scored one goal for the Friars. Sophomore Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) added two assists and junior JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.) recorded one assist in the game.
In the first quarter, Rutgers scored two early goals at 13:52 and 12:49. Providence eventually responded with two goals of its own as Annecchino scored with 5:11 on the clock and Textor followed with a goal off a feed from Wright with 3:28 to play. Rutgers would score one more time at the 2:23 mark to lead, 3-2, entering the second quarter.
Providence started the second quarter strong offensively, as they scored consecutive goals at the 13:54 and 11:11 marks. Annecchino scored his second goal of the game off a pass from Weber. Cahill notched his first goal to put the Friars ahead, 4-3. Rutgers finished the quarter with a goal at the 10:02 mark to leave the game at a 4-4 deadlock at halftime.
In the third quarter, each team posted two goals to leave the game knotted, 6-6. The Friars initiated the scoring as FitzMaurice grabbed his first goal of the game with 12:51 to play followed by a man-up goal from Nolan at the 6:47 mark, to gain a two-goal lead, 6-4. Rutgers responded, scoring two-consecutive goals at the 5:41 and 1:29 marks to cap the third quarter.
In the final quarter, the Friars gained the lead again when Nolan scored his second goal of the game at the 11:41 mark. Rutgers matched the goal with 8:33 to play. The goal would eventually send the game into overtime as regulation came to a close in a 7-7 draw.
In overtime, Rutgers' Scott Klimchak scored with 2:27 on the clock off a from Will Mangan to end the game.
The Friars are back in action on Tuesday, April 3, when they host Yale at Lennon Family Field at 7:00 p.m.
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