March 6, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's lacrosse team will face-off against Sacred Heart on Saturday, March 8 at Campus Field in Fairfield, Conn. The Friars enter Saturday's match-up with an overall record of 3-1, including a 3-0 record on the road.
Providence and Sacred Heart last met on March 9, 2013, when the Friars topped the Pioneers, 12-10. Seniors Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) and Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) tallied four points apiece in the victory. The Friars lead the all-time series with Sacred Heart, 2-1.
Providence has posted three wins thus far, topping Vermont (8-6), Boston University (10-7) and Fairfield (14-11). The Friars lone loss came against Quinnipiac after a fourth quarter rally from Providence (16-9).
Wright and freshman attack Alex Corboy (College Park, Md.) lead the Friar offense with 13 points apiece. Wright has tallied 8 goals and five assists, while Corboy has buried a team-high 11 goals and two assists. Barton joins Wright and Corboy with double figures in the scoring column with four goals and six assists.
The Friar defense has caused 40 turnovers thus far on the season. Freshman Jarrod Neumann (Springfield, Mass.) has caused a team-high nine turnovers and collected 11 groundballs. Classmate Jimmy Cunningham (Syracuse, N.Y.) ranks second among defenders in caused turnovers with five and he has picked up eight groundballs.
Senior face-off specialist Ryan Shaw (East Hampton, N.Y.) has won 25-of-52 attempts at the "X" for a .481 win percentage.
Senior goalie Tyler Himes
(Spring City, Pa.) has started each of the Friars' four games and has tallied 30 saves in 210 minutes between the pipes.
SCOUTING SACRED HEART: Sacred Heart enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 0-3. The Pioneers have dropped decisions to Binghamton (8-6), High Point (12-10) and Dartmouth (14-10). Cody Marguis leads the Pioneers with seven points on four goals and three assists. Joe Kemp has won 25-of-53 face-off attempts for Sacred Heart. Jon Flood and Ryan Hughes have split time between the pipes for Sacred Heart. Flood has tallied 19 saves in goal and Hughes has collected 18 saves.