Feb. 28, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's lacrosse team will face-off against Quinnipiac at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The contest will be played at the Bryant University Turf Complex in Smithfield, R.I. due to repairs being made on Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I.
The Friars enter Saturday with an overall record of 2-0, having posted wins over Vermont (8-6) and Boston University (10-7).
Freshman attack Alex Corboy (College Park, Md.) leads the Friars offense with seven points on six goals and one assist. He has tallied a hat trick in each of the Friars' games this season. Senior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) and freshman Joseph Fitzpatrick (Rockville, Md.) round out the leading scorers with five and four points, respectively.
Providence has outshot its opponents, 79-63 and outscored its opponents 18-13. In addition, the Friars have capitalized on 3-of-4 man-up opportunities.
The Friars have been successful on 42-of-45 clear attempts for a .933 clearing percentage.
Sophomore Jake Newman (Mill Valley, Calif.) and freshman Colin McKendry (Cary, N.C.) have been battling at the face off "X" for the Friars and have helped set the tempo in transitional play.
Senior goalie Tyler Himes (Spring City, Pa.) has started both games in the cage and has collected 22 saves in 120 minutes of action and owns a .629 saves percentage.
SCOUTING QUINNIPIAC: Quinnipiac enters Saturday's match-up with an overall record of 0-1. The Bobcats dropped their season opener to Brown, 13-6, on Saturday, Feb. 22. Junior attack Michael Sagl leads the Bobcats offense with three points on one goal and two assists. Four additional players have found the back of the cage for Quinnipiac. Gill Conners and Jack Brust split time between the pipes for Quinnipiac in their first contest of the season, tallying five and seven saves, respectively. The Bobcats face off specialist won 11-of-21 attempts versus Brown, posting a .524 win percentage.