April 10, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team (0-8, 0-2 BIG EAST) was defeated by St. John's University (5-5, 2-1) by the score of 13-5 on Saturday, April 10 in a BIG EAST contest in Queens, N.Y. After St. John's jumped out to a 6-0 lead, the Friars could not cut the Johnnies' advantage to less than three (6-3) for the rest of the contest.
The Friars were led by sophomore midfielder Jake Nolan (Westport, Conn.) who matched a career-high with three assists, while senior defenseman Ryan Riedl (Winchester, Mass.) anchored the PC defense by picking up five ground balls and causing four turnovers.
Sophomore Christian Dzwilewski (Huntington, N.Y.) played the first 45:00 minutes in net for PC, making a career-best 13 saves while allowing 12 goals for the Friars. Senior Frank Cicero (Venetia, Pa.) played the final 15:00 minutes in the cage, making one save while allowing one goal for PC.
St. John's posted the first six goals of the contest before junior midfielder Mike Feldberg (Voorhees, N.J.) broke the streak with a score off an assist by Nolan (6-1) with 2:37 to play in the first quarter. The Friars posted the first two goals of the second quarter to cut the Red Storm lead to 6-3 with 8:50 to play in the period. Sophomore midfielder Pete Wujciak (Essex Fells, N.J.) notched both scores for Providence, with sophomore attackman Christopher Mahoney (Centerport, N.Y.) assisting on the first. With 3:11 to play in the second quarter, St. John's closed the half on a 3-0 run to take a 9-3 advantage into intermission.
The Red Storm recorded the first two goals of the third quarter and led 11-3 with 7:10 to play in the period. From there, Nolan fed Feldberg again for a goal as the Friars cut the St. John's lead to 11-4 with 3:59 remaining in the third frame.
St. John's opened the scoring in the fourth, with Harry Kutner scoring unassisted (12-4). With 9:53 to go in the game, freshman midfielder Kyle Dexter (Victoria, British Columbia) scored for PC as Nolan assisted on his third goal of the game. The Red Storm posted the final goal of the contest to secure the 13-5 victory.
Jeff Lowman earned the win in goal for St. John's, making seven saves while allowing five goals in 53:46 minutes of action. Kutner paced the Red Storm offense with five points on four goals and an assist.
The Friars return to action with a 7:00 p.m. contest against No. 18/19 Yale on Tuesday, April 13 at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Admission is free.
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