April 12, 2014
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -
The Providence College men's lacrosse team was edged by Marquette, 7-6, on Saturday, April 12 at Hart Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The Friars move to 3-10 (0-4 BIG EAST) while Marquette improves to 5-8 (3-1 BIG EAST). Freshman Alex Corboy (College Park, Md.) led the Friar effort with two goals.
Marquette opened the first quarter on a three goal run to take a 3-0 lead (11:08). Corboy notched the Friars' first goal of the game at the 1:43 mark to make it a two goal game, 3-1.
Providence held Marquette scoreless in the second 15 minutes of play and outscored the Golden Eagles, 2-0 to even the game at two goals apiece. Senior Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) found the back of the cage at the 10:12 mark on a feed from senior Robby Stack (Medfield, Mass.). Junior Robert Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) buried a snipe with 41 seconds remaining on a pass from senior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.).
Marquette reclaimed the lead in the fourth quarter on a 4-1 run (7-4). Freshman Austin Goltz (Orchard Park, N.Y.) tallied the Friars' lone goal of the quarter at the 1:09 mark.
The Friars held Marquette scoreless in the final 15 minutes of play. Providence pulled within two of the Golden Eagles, 7-5, on a finish from junior Greg FitzMaurice (Huntintgton, N.Y.). Corboy made it a one goal game with his second finish of the match-up at the 6:58 mark, but that was as close as they would get.
Senior face-off specialist Ryan Shaw
(East Hampton, N.Y.) finished 8-for-17 at the "X" and picked up eight ground balls.
Senior Tyler Himes (Spring City, Pa.) played 58:29 minutes in goal for the Friars and recorded seven saves.
Providence returns to action on Saturday, April 19 when the Friars host Denver in its final home game of the season at 12:00 p.m. at the Ray Treacy Track Complex. Prior to the start of the game the senior class will be honored for their accomplishments and contributions to the Friar Lacrosse program.