April 18, 1998
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College defeated Manhattan College, 20-7, in men's lacrosse action at PC's Glay Field.
Led by Jeff Merklinger's two goals, the Friars jumped out to a 7-1 first quarter lead and continued to control the game offensively for the final 45 minutes. Sophomore Ken Leahy paced the Friar attack with four goals and two assists. Freshman Wayne Sitar led the Jaspers with one goal and three assists.
Providence netminders Brian McCarthy and Rob Chambers combined made seven stops in the win. Matt Feudi registered 23 saves for Manhattan.
With the win Providence raised its record to 4-6 overall and 3-4 in MAAC action, while Manhattan dropped to 1-10 overall and 0-6 in league play.
PC returns to action on Sunday, April 19 against Dartmouth at PC's Glay Field.
at PROVIDENCE, R.I.
MANHATTAN (1-10) 1 2 1 3 - 7
PROVIDENCE (4-6) 7 5 4 4 - 20
Manhattan goals: Larry Ayers 3, Dan Tichy, Matthew Daniels, Kenny Rose, Wayne Sitar
Manhattan assists: Wayne Sitar 3
Providence goals: Jeff Merklinger 4, Ken Leahy 4, Don Chapman 3, Jim Dooley 2, Dan Moran, Matt Pymm, Jason Hanrahan, Mike Wright, Mike Merrick, C.P. Kenney, John Pisinski
Providence Assists: Jack Cullinane 2, Craig Schwalb 2, Ken Leahy 2, Pat Garraghan, Steve Farina, Matt Pymm, Jim Dooley, Dan Moran, C.P. Kenney, Don Chapman
Saves: Manhattan; Matt Feudi (23):
Providence; Rob Chambers (2) 30:00, Brian McCarthy (5) 28:00, Kevin Kelley (0) 2:00