Friars Drop Tough One to Crosstown Rival Brown

PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Providence College lacrosse team saw its second half rally fall short on Tuesday, April 19, falling to Brown, 6-3, at PC's Lennon Family Field. The Friars fell to 3-9, while the Bears improved to 5-7.

The Friars got goals from JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.), Steve Lydon (Braintree, Mass.), Jake Nolan (Westport, Conn.) and Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.). Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) and Daniel Textor (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) recorded assists for PC. Senior Jake Goodelman (Wantagh, N.Y.) was phenomenal in goal, making 15 saves on 21 shots on goal, while playing all 60 minutes.

Brown received goals from Parker Brown, Andrew Feinberg, Teddy Daiber, David Hawley, Sam Hurster and Johnny DePeters. Parker Brown added a pair of assists, while Feinberg contributed one, as did George Sherman. Matt Chriss got the win in the cage for the Bears, allowing four goals while making nine saves in 60 minutes of action.

The Friars struggled to get the offense started in the first half, trailing 3-0 at the break. Nolan provided the Friars with life when he scored the first goal of the second half at the 9:18 mark of the third to pull PC within two, 3-1. Brown responded with two more goals before JT Weber found the back of the cage with 45 seconds left in the quarter to make cut the Brown lead to 5-2 after three quarters.

Providence kept rolling at the start of the fourth when Lydon connected to make it a two-goal game once again, 5-3, just 1:19 into the period. Brown adjusted defensively and was able to halt the Friars' momentum, before Parker Brown scored for his second point of the night, pushing the Bear lead back to three, 6-3, with just under eight minutes to play. Wright scored for PC with 30 seconds left in the contest to provide the final margin of 6-4.

With both teams playing in the occasional rain shower, a bit of sloppiness ensued, as there were 41 turnovers in the contest (21 by PC, 20 by Brown) and the teams combined to go 24-41 on clear attempts. Each team scored on one extra-man opportunity, with Brown going 1 for 6 and Providence going 1 for 4.

The Friars return to action on Saturday, April 23, when they take on No. 1/1 Notre Dame. It will mark the second time in eight days Providence faces the top-ranked team in the nation, after playing then-No. 1 Syracuse on Saturday, April 16.

Faceoff with the Irish is set for noon at PC's Lennon Field. The game will be televised on Cox Sports on a tape-delay basis, with broadcasts on Tuesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. The contest also marks PC's Senior Day, as the team will honor its five graduating members before the game.

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Providence, Rhode Island With six different players scoring goals, and inspired play by Bears' senior goalie Matt Chriss (Lutherville, MD) in the fourth quarter, Brown earned a hard fought 6-4 win over Providence College Tuesday evening at Lennon Family Field. The Bears, 5-7 overall, captured their 17th consecutive victory over the Friars (3-9) without a loss.

Chriss made six fourth quarter saves, many from point blank range, and finished with nine saves for the game. Brown had a 34-27 shot advantage overall, but the Friars out-shot the Bears by an 18-5 margin in the fourth quarter alone.

Brown controlled the first quarter of play, getting goals by senior Teddy Daiber (Rye, NY) and sophomore Johnny DePeters (Woodbury, CT), while keeping the Friars scoreless, to open a 2-0 advantage.

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