April 7, 2007
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -
Senior Mark Bundra (Winnetka, Ill.) tallied a career-high five points on four goals and one assist to lead the Providence men's lacrosse team to a 12-6 victory over Wagner on April 7 in Staten Island, N.Y. The Friars improve to 1-8 overall with the victory and 1-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Wagner drops to 0-10 (0-3 MAAC).
Wagner got on the board first with a goal from Jeff Policicchio just 40-seconds into the game, unassisted. Providence then rattled off five unanswered goals to build a 5-1 advantage and never looked back. Senior Henry Pynchon (Ipswich, Mass.) netted two goals during the run, while senior Brendan Ryan (Chatham, N.J.), junior Robert Lamontagne (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Bennett Murphy (Princeton, N.J.) each added one goal.
Wagner halted the Friar's rally with 53-seconds left on the clock in the second quarter with an unassisted goal from Ryan Martin to make the score 5-3. Ryan struck again 29-seconds into the third quarter during a man-up opportunity off a feed from Brian Poissant to get within two goals (5-3). It proved to be as close as Wagner would get the remainder of the way.
The Friars went on to outscore Wagner, 5-1, through the remainder of the third quarter and held a 10-4 advantage going into the final 15 minutes of play. During the span, Murphy and Bundra each scored two goals. Graduate student Michael Farley (Westfield, N.J.) also added one tally.
Bundra opened the scoring in the fourth quarter at the 13:26 mark off a feed from Pynchon to give the Friars an 11-4 lead. Poissant answered for Wagner just 12 seconds later, unassisted, to make the score 11-5. Bundra added the Friars' final goal of the afternoon with 8:48 left to play. Policicchio connected on Wagner's final tally with 3:35 remaining to make the final score 12-6.
Murphy and Pynchon each finished the game with four points. Murphy recorded three goals and one assist, while Pynchon added two goals and two assists. Brendan Ryan
finished the day with two points on one goal and one assist. Sophomore Bobby Labadini
(Westford, Mass.) and junior Devin McBride
(Marblehead, Mass.) each were credited with one assist on the day. With the assist, McBride extends his consecutive-game scoring streak to 13 games.
Senior Peter Littell (Upper Montclair, N.J.) earned the win for PC in goal with 10 saves. He was relieved by freshman Frank Cicero (Venetia, Pa.) with 3:34 remaining in the game. Cicero did not allow a goal or make a save. Ian Gallagher took the loss for Wagner. He allowed 12 goals and made 12 saves.