April 14, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team (1-10) fell to Holy Cross (5-8) by the score of 11-8 on Saturday, April 14, in Providence, R.I.
Sophomore Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) and junior JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.) led the Friars in scoring with two goals apiece. Barton also notched three assists. Senior Jake Nolan (Westport, Conn.), sophomore Matthew Mueller (Millstone Township, N.J.) and freshmen Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) and Niall Cahill (Troy, N.Y.) each notched a goal in the matchup. Nolan also posted three assists.
In the first quarter, the Friars and Crusaders traded goals with FitzMaurice scoring 40 seconds into play to give Providence an early 1-0 lead, but Holy Cross responded 10 seconds later with a goal of its own. Mueller scored at the 11:34 mark on a ball from Nolan to again take the lead, but the Crusaders' John Hannon notched three-consecutive goals to give Holy Cross a 4-2 lead with 8:21 to play. Providence closed in on Holy Cross at the 4:31 mark when Cahill scored to put the score at, 4-3. The Crusaders extended their lead again at the 2:48 on the clock to finish the quarter ahead, 5-3.
The Friars and Holy Cross each scored once in the second quarter with the Crusaders notching their sixth goal of the game at the 3:01 mark. The Friars found the back of the net on a man-up play when Barton scored on a goal assisted by Nolan with 42 seconds remaining in the quarter, to enter halftime trailing, 6-4.
Providence took charge following the half, scoring three-consecutive goals to take its first lead of the game since the first quarter at 7-6. At the 12:32 mark, Weber notched his first goal of the game and Nolan followed with a goal of his own with 8:54 on the clock to knot the game at six points apiece. Barton posted his second goal of the game to put the Friars ahead with 7:33 to play. The lead did not last long as the Crusaders scored at the 9:32 mark, and again with 1:23 to play to close the third quarter on top, 8-7.
Holy Cross scored three goals including a man-down point at the 12:55, 4:10 and 1:10 marks, but the Friars put a goal on the board with 36 seconds to play in the fourth quarter to end the game with an, 11-8, Holy Cross victory. Senior goalkeeper Christian Dzwilewski (Huntington, N.Y.) tied his career-high in saves with 16 in the game.
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