Kevin Blair (Photo Credit: Tom Gilligan)
April 12, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team will face-off against Holy Cross on Saturday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. in Worcester, Mass. The Friars enter Saturday's game with an overall record of 7-5 (1-3 BIG EAST). In addition, Providence owns a 4-2 record on the road thus far.
Junior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) ranks second in the conference (all games) in goals per game with an average of 2.9. Wright tops the Friars scoresheet with 42 points on 32 goals and 10 assists. Senior JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.) and junior Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) also rank in the top 10 in goals per game with 1.83 apiece. Weber and Barton have each tallied 22 goals this season and rank tied for eighth. In addition, Barton ranks fifth in the conference in assists per game with 1.33. Barton has dished out a team-best 16 assists.
The Friars have caused a total of 98 turnovers through 12 games led by graduate student, Michael Noyes (Ocean City, Md.) who has tallied a team-best 25. Freshman Griffin Goudreau (Campbell, Calif.) and Barton have each caused 11 turnovers. Providence has been extremely efficient in clearing the ball and has been successful on 201-of-224 attempts.
Freshman goalie Jack Connelly (Kenilworth, Ill.) has started all 12 games for the Friars and has logged 703:44 minutes in goal. Connelly has recorded 129 saves thus far. Connelly has recorded 10+ saves in 10 of the Friars' 12 games.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS: Holy Cross enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 6-6 and record of 2-3 in Patriot League competition. James Kennedy leads Holy Cross in scoring with 32 points on 18 goals and 14 assists. Five additional Crusaders have notched double figures in the scoring column, including Clay Haarmann (27), John Hannan (22), Terry McKenna (19), Myles Gillespie (17) and Conor Shanahan (11). Haarmann has recorded a team-high 21 goals. Michael Ortlieb has recorded the most minutes in goal for Holy Cross (460:49) and has posted a record of 3-4. Ortlieb has tallied 90 saves in eight appearances. Holy Cross has been out-scored by its opponents, 121-104, and out-shot by its opponents, 413-408. Holy Cross clears the ball at 86.9 percent.
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