March 1, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team is set to host Manhattan on Saturday, March 2. Providence enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 2-0 (0-0 BIG EAST) after last defeating Vermont in its home opener, 13-5.
In the win over Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 23 the Friars tallied double digits in the scoring column for the second consecutive game this season. Junior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) paved the way for the Friars as he tallied his second hat-trick of the season.
Providence has out-shot its opponents, 100-61, and out-scored its opponents, 30-11.Twelve (12) players have notched goals for Providence, including seven Friars which have tallied multi-goal games. Wright leads the Friar's attack with 10 points on six goals and four assists. Senior JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.) stands as Providence's second leading scorer with nine points on six goals and three assists.
Junior Ryan Shaw (East Hampton, N.Y.) has been successful at the face-off "X," and is currently 26-of-41 through the first two games. In addition, Shaw leads the Friars in ground balls with 18.
Defensively the Friars have been successful with clears, converting on 40-of-44 attempts (90.9 percent).
Freshman Jack Connelly (Kenilworth, Ill.) has played 107:15 between the pipes and has helped the Friars to both of their victories this season. Connelly owns a .730 save percentage and has recorded 27 saves on the season.
SCOUTING MANHATTAN: The Jaspers finished the 2012 campaign with an overall record of 5-9 (2-5 MAAC). Manhattan returns 33 players and welcome's 10 freshman. The Jaspers return senior midfielder Tyler Jarvis who tallied 20 points in 2012 on 18 goals and two assists. For the 2013 season, Manhattan has been picked to finish seventh in the MAAC. To date, four Jaspers have tallied a team-high five points for Manhattan. Sophomore Tyler Eidel, junior Marcel Godino and Jarvis have each notched four goals and dished out one assist, while junior Ryan Payton has scored three goals and tallied two assists. Matt Ruquet has spent the most time at the face-off "X" for the Jaspers and is currently 10-of-42. Michael Wiatrak has played all three games in goal for Manhattan and holds a .566 save percentage. The Jaspers have been out-scored by their opponents, 36-25, and out-shot by their opponents, 144-104. Manhattan is 48-of-52 in clear attempts.
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