Feb. 24, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's lacrosse team is set to travel to Boston, Mass. for its second contest of the 2014 season on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The game marks the first ever meeting between Providence and Boston University in the history of both programs. The Friars and Terriers will face off at 6:00 p.m. at Nickerson Field in Boston, Mass.
Providence enters Tuesday's match-up with an overall record of 1-0. The Friars topped Vermont, 8-6, in their season opener on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Virtue Field in Burlington, Vt. Freshman attack Alex Corboy (College Park, Md.) paced the Friars' offense with three points in his collegiate debut. Corboy tallied his first career hat trick with two of his three goals coming in the first quarter.
Three additional Friars found the back of the cage in the opener. Senior midfielder Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) tallied two goals while senior attack Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) and junior Greg FitzMaurice notched one goal apiece.
Providence generated 45 shots against the Catamounts and outscored Vermont in two of the four quarters to secure their first win of the season. Providence won the first quarter, 3-1, and the second quarter, 2-0.
Providence was successful in 23-of-25 clear attempts versus the Catamounts and generated second chance opportunities off of offensive ground balls and pressuring Vermont's game in transition.
Sophomore Jake Newman (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Colin McKendry (Cary, N.C.) battled at the face off "X" for the Friars.
Senior goalie Tyler Himes
(Spring City, Pa.) recorded the start in between the pipes for the Friars where he tallied nine saves in 60 minutes of action.
SCOUTING BOSTON UNIVERSITY: The 2014 season marks the first season that Boston University has a Division I men's lacrosse program. The Terriers have competed in three games thus far and enter Tuesday's match-up with a record of 0-3. Boston University dropped contests against Mercer (17-6), Canisius (9-3) and Lehigh (10-7). The Terriers have been outscored by their opponents, 36-16 despite out shooting their opponent's 111-92.On the offensive end, the Terriers are led by freshman Pat Myers who has tallied seven points on three goals and four assists. Freshman Sam Talkow has taken a majority of Boston University's face-offs and owns a .538 win percentage (28-of-52). Freshman Christian Carson has started each of the Terriers' three games and has tallied 35 saves in 169:33 minutes of play and has posted a 12.03 goals against average.