April 19, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team is set to host St. John's on Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. The game will be played at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The Friars enter Saturday's game with an overall record of 8-6 (1-3 BIG EAST). Prior to the start of Saturday's game the class of 2013 will be honored for their accomplishments and dedication to the lacrosse program.
The Friars are coming off of a loss against Brown this past Tuesday at Lennon Family Field. In a back and forth game, the Bears were able to edge the Friars, 8-7. The Friars trailed, 6-4, heading into the fourth quarter and tied the game on back-to-back goals by sophomore Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) at 13:46 and 8:15, but couldn't pull off the victory. Freshman goalie Jack Connelly(Kenilworth, Ill.) recorded 13 saves in the loss.
Junior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) tops the Friar score sheet with 44 points on a team-best 34 goals and 10 assists. Fellow junior Andrew Barton(Timonium, Md.) ranks second on the team in scoring with 42 points on 25 goals and a team-high 17 assists. The duo has combined for 86 of the Friars' 224 points. Barton is just three points shy from joining the 100 Point Club. In addition, Wright and Barton have each tallied one point in each of the Friars' 14 games.
On the defensive end, graduate student Michael Noyes (Ocean City, Md.) and freshman Griffin Goudreau(Campbell, Calif.) have served as leaders of the back line. The two have combined for 41 caused turnovers with 29 and 12, respectively.
At the face-off "X," junior Ryan Shaw(East Hampton, N.Y.) has won 152-of-308 draws. In addition, the face-off specialist has collected a team high 79 ground balls.
Connelly has started all 14 games for the Friars and has recorded 151 saves in 823:44 minutes in goal. Connelly has recorded eleven 10+ save games this season.
With two games remaining in BIG EAST play, Providence ranks sixth in the conference with a conference record of 1-3.
SCOUTING ST. JOHN'S: St. John's enters Saturday's game with an overall record of 7-4 and a 2-3 mark in the BIG EAST. The Red Storm has defeated Rutgers (20-13) and Notre Dame (12-10) and have been edged by Syracuse (13-11), Georgetown (14-13) and Villanova (13-11). St. John's is led by Kieran Mcardle who has tallied 72 points on 30 goals and 42 assists. Kevin Cernuto and Colin Keegan have each broken the 20 point plateau with 43 and 23 points, respectively. Jordan Rothman is 92-of-139 at the face-off "X" and has collected a team-high 39 ground balls. Jeff Lowman has recorded 10 appearances in goal for the Red Storm. In 561:25 minutes in goal, he has tallied 127 saves and holds a .575 save percentage. In addition he has allowed 94 goals and holds a 10.05 goals against average.