April 3, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team (1-8) fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 9-6, on Tuesday, April 3 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I.
Freshman Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) scored two goals for the Friars while junior JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.), sophomores Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) and Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) and freshman and Niall Cahill (Troy, N.Y.) each scored one goal in the game. Barton also had an assist in the match. Senior goalkeeper Christian Dzwilewski (Huntington, N.Y.) notched 14 saves.
The Friars got on the board first when Weber scored from the right side, 15-yards out at the 11:23 mark. Yale's Michael Lipin responded as he notched a goal with 10:42 on the clock to knot the game, 1-1. The score remained, 1-1, heading into the second quarter.
Yale took a, 2-1, lead 13-seconds into the second quarter when Deron Dempster received a pass from behind the cage and took a low shot in front of the goalie. The Bulldogs scored two more quick goals at the 10:49 and 9:31 marks to gain a three point lead (4-1). With 8:35 to play, Barton took a hard high shot from the right side to score Providence's second goal of the game. Yale regained its three point lead when Bryan Walker scored on a low shot from eight yards out to make the score 5-2. The Friars' FitzMaurice scored the final goal of the half with 4:09 remaining as he drove down the center of the field for an unassisted goal to make the score 5-3.
Providence struck first in the third quarter, when Cahill scored on a low hard shot from 15-yards out on the left side. Yale finished the third quarter with two goals at the 10:00 and 7:24 marks to lead the Friars, 7-4.
The Friars took over the scoring at the beginning of the fourth quarter to cut the Yale lead to one goal (7-6). At the 9:15 mark, Wright scored on a low shot from 15-yards out. Less than a minute later, with 8:21 remaining, FitzMaurice registered his second goal of the game on a pass from Barton. Yale finished the game with back-to-back goals by Dempster. Both goals were assisted by Shane Thornton.
The Friars are back in action on Saturday, April 7, when they travel to take on Notre Dame. Faceoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET.
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