Men’s lacrosse falls to Villanova, 18-13

VILLANOVA, Pa.- The Providence College men’s lacrosse team lost to the Villanova Wildcats, 18-13, on Saturday April 16 at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Friars drop to 5-7 overall, 0-3 in BIG EAST play. The Wildcats improve to 7-4 overall, 2-1 in BIG EAST play.

First quarter:

-Villanova scored the first four goals of the game.
Brendan Driscoll scored Friar’s first goal of the game with 4:15 remaining to make it 4-1.
-The Wildcats scored once more before the end of the quarter. Villanova led, 5-1 after one.

Second quarter:
-The Brothers started the second quarter strong, scoring the first four goals to even things up, 5-5. Chris Cusolito, Patrick McAleavey, Michael Chabra and Albert Paniccia all scored for the Brethren in the race.
-Villanova fought back with three goals to regain the lead, 8-5.
Jack Horrigan scored one for the Friars, 8-6, with 1:45 remaining in the first half before Villanova closed it with one more to make it 9-6.



Third quarter:
-Villanova scored the first two goals of the second half to improve their lead (11-6).
Matt Grillon scored for the Brothers at 10:52, 11-7, assisted by Drew Edwards.
-The Wildcats scored two more, 13-7, before Jack Horrigan scored two straight goals at 8:09 and 6:18, 13-9.
John Hoffman followed Horrigan with a goal to bring the Brothers within three, 13-10, before Villanova added one to finish the third, 14-10.



Fourth trimester:

Villanova scored the first goal of the quarter, 15-10, before Grillo netted his second of the day at 13:18, 11-15.
-Chabra and Michael Hughes followed up Grillo’s goal with theirs at 8:57 and 8:49, respectively, putting the Brothers within two (15-13).
-The Wildcats claimed the last three goals of the game to close the game, 18-13.



Game Notes:
-Providence had nine different goalscorers that day.
-Horrigan recorded a hat trick, while Grillo and Chabra also recorded multi-point games on two goals apiece.
-The Wildcats lead the all-time series, 10-5.



Goalie :
PC– Michael Harris –10 saves, 18 goals against, .357 save percentage


VU – Will Vitton – 16 saves, 13 goals against, .552 save percentage

Face to face :
PC-13-35
VU-22-35

Extra-man opportunities:
PC-2-4
VU-1-1

Ground balls:
PC-37
VU-38

Turnover generated:
PC-5
VU-12

And after: The Brothers return home to face the Denver Pioneers on Saturday, April 23 on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, RI Face-off is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Prior to the game, the program will honor its current senior class.



-GO BROTHERS-

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