April 11, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team is set to face Marquette on Saturday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. (EST) at Hart Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The match-up serves as the first meeting between the Friars and Golden Eagles in the history of both men's lacrosse programs.
Providence enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 3-9 (0-3 BIG EAST). Most recently, the Friars dropped a 10-8 decision to conference foe Georgetown. The Friars battled back from a seven goal deficit to pull within one of the Hoyas, 9-8, with 44 seconds left to play, but that was as close as they would get. Senior Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) led the Friars' fourth quarter surge with four goals. Senior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.), Barton and freshman Joseph Fitzpatrick (Rockville, Md.) posted multi-point games for the Friars. Wright led Providence with five points on two goals and three assists. Barton tallied a game-high four goals for four points and Fitzpatrick finished with three points on one goal and two assists.
Barton leads Providence in scoring with 40 points on 26 goals and 14 assists. Wright ranks second on the team in scoring with 39 points on 21 goals and a team-high 18 assists. Freshman Alex Corboy (College Park, Md.), Fitzpatrick and junior Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) round out the Friars' leading scorers with 19, 18 and 13 points, respectively.
Senior face-off specialist Ryan Shaw (East Hampton, N.Y.) has won 83-of-195 face-off attempts for a .426 win percentage.
Freshman Jarrod Neumann (Springfield, Mass.) and senior Zach Rogers (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) serve as the back bone of Providence's defensive force. Neumann leads the team in caused turnovers with 18 and has picked up 25 ground balls. Rogers has caused 15 turnovers and collected 33 ground balls.
Senior goalie Tyler Himes (Spring City, Pa.) has started each of Providence's 12 games and has recorded 124 saves. Himes owns a .521 saves percentage.
SCOUTING MARQUETTE: This is Marquette's first season in the BIG EAST conference for men's lacrosse. The Golden Eagles enter Saturday with an overall record of 4-8 including a 2-1 mark in conference play. Marquette has topped Rutgers (14-13) and St. John's (11-10 (2OT)). Tyler Melnyk leads Marquette with 46 points on 32 goals and 14 assists. Four additional Golden Eagles have notched double digits in the scoring column. Kyle Whitlow, Bryan McNamara and Bryan Badolato have broken the 20 point plateau with 27, 21 and 20 points, respectively. Conor Gately rounds out the leading scorers with 19 points. Jimmy Danaher has recorded 448:14 minutes in goal and has collected 70 saves.
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