March 4, 2014

Providence Now 3-1 After Solid Win at Fairfield

from press release

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team posted a 14-11 win over Fairfield on Tuesday, March 4 at Alumni Field in Fairfield, Conn. With the win the Friars improve to 3-1 on the season with each of their victories coming on the road. Fairfield falls to 2-2 on the year. Senior midfielder Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) and freshman attack Alex Corboy(College Park, Md.) tallied five points apiece to pace the Friar offense.

Providence opened the first quarter with back-to-back snipes. Sophomore Nolan Fillet (Rockville, Md.) opened the afternoon contest with a goal at the 12:20 mark on a feed from Barton and freshman Joseph Fitzpatrick (Rockville, Md.) found the back of the cage with 7:10 remaining on the game clock. Fairfield answered with its first goal of the game at the 6:09 mark (2-1).Barton and fellow senior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) added a goal apiece to give the Friars a 4-1 advantage with 3:15 left to play. The Stags closed the quarter with a goal from Jake Knotsman and Providence carried a 4-2 lead into the second quarter.

Providence outscored the Stags 6-2 in the second 15 minutes of play to extend its lead to 10-4. Friar goals came from junior Robert Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), junior Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.), Corboy, Fitzpatrick and Wright (2).

Corboy tallied his second goal of the game at the 12:34 mark of the third quarter (11-4). Fairfield answered with back-to-back goals from Eric Warden and Dave Fleming (11-6). The Friars mirrored Fairfield's offensive threat with tallies from Corboy and Barton (13-6). With 50 seconds to play Fairfield notched a point and the Friars led the Stags 13-7 headed into the final 15 quarter.

The Friars were able to sustain their lead after a fourth quarter run by the Stags. Fairfield outscored Providence, 4-1 but it was not enough to overcome the deficit created by the Friars.

In addition to Barton (5) and Corboy (5), three Friars finished with multi-point games. Wright posted a four point performance while FitzMaurice and Fitzpatrick notched three and two points, respectively.

Senior face-off specialist Ryan Shaw (East Hampton, N.Y.) finished .500 at the "X," winning 14-of-28 attempts. In addition, Shaw collected five ground balls.

Senior goalie Tyler Himes (Spring, City, Pa.) recorded his fourth consecutive start in between the pipes and finished the game with six saves.

Providence returns to action on Saturday, March 8 when the Friars travel to Fairfield, Conn. for a 1:00 p.m. face-off with Sacred Heart.


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