Providence Uses Four Q4 Goals to Top Lafayette

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College lacrosse team used four fourth-quarter goals to beat Lafayette, 8-6, on Saturday, April 2, at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Friars improved to 3-5 on the season, while the Leopards fell to 2-7.

Freshman Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) paced the Friars with three goals. PC also got goals from Josh Torres (Andover, Mass.), Jake Nolan (Westport, Conn.), Evan Helda (Charlotte, N.C.), Evan Olsen (Tampa, Fla.) and JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.). Mike Feldberg (Vorohees, N.J.), Daniel Textor (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Helda and Torres also recorded assists.

Senior goalkeeper Jake Goodelman (Wantagh, N.Y.) earned his first-career win in the cage, making 16 saves while allowing just six goals. He improved to 1-1 on the season.

The Leopards were led by Greg Allis, who notched two goals. Mike Galione, Stefan Bauer, Tom Perini and John Marcek each scored goals, while Cesar Munoz recorded two assists. Galione added an assist.

Andrijko Andrusko took the loss in goal for Lafayette, making eight saves and giving up eight goals. His record fell to 2-5.

The Friars jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first quarter, with goals from Torres and Wright. Allis got the Leopards back in the game in the second period, notching back-to-back goals to tie the score, 2-2. Helda and Marcek traded goals just fifteen seconds apart to bring the score to 3-3, which is where it stood at the half.

Each team scored once in the third quarter, with Perini finding the back of the cage with 6:43 left and Weber scoring for the Friars with just one second remaining in the period. The Friars scored 2:35 into the fourth quarter to take the lead for good, as Wright made it 5-4.

He pushed the lead to 6-4 just over two and a half minutes later when he scored his third of the game. After the Leopards got back within one on a goal by Galione, Nolan and Olsen added some insurance. Nolan scored with 8:32 left to push the lead to 7-5 and Olsen scored just 47 seconds later to make it 8-5. Bauer scored for the Leopards with 1:49 left to provide the final margin of 8-6.

The Friars return to action on Tuesday, April 5, when they travel to New Haven, Conn., to take on Yale. Faceoff with the Bulldogs is set for 7:00 p.m.

2011-04-02



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