Providence College Men’s Lacrosse Falls To Yale, 13-6

Kevin Blair led the Friar effort with two goals.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Providence College men’s lacrosse team traveled to New Haven, Conn. on Tuesday, April 2 where the Friars fell to Yale, 13-6. The loss snapped the Friars two game win streak on the road. Providence moves to 7-4 (1-2 BIG EAST) while Yale improves to 5-3 (1-2 Ivy League). Freshman attack Kevin Blair (Hingham, Mass.) led the Friar effort with two goals.

Providence opened the game with a goal from freshman midfielder Brendon McGuire (Wycoff, N.J.) who buried a feed from senior JT Weber (West Hartford, Conn.) at the 9:13 mark of the first quarter. In a back and forth quarter, goals from sophomore Greg FitzMaurice (Huntington, N.Y.) and Blair gave the Friars a 3-2 edge over Yale headed into the second quarter.

Yale went on a 5-0 run to start the second quarter to jump to a 7-3 lead with 7:18 remaining to play. Junior midfielder Andrew Barton (Timonium, Md.) ended the Bulldogs’ run when he notched his 21st goal of the season at the 5:44 mark (7-4). Yale added a goal from Kirby Zdrill with 2:10 left in the half to give the Bulldogs the 8-4 advantage. Blair notched his second goal of the game with two seconds remaining in the half on a feed from Weber. Yale carried an 8-5 lead over Povidence at the midway mark.

Junior Sean Wright (Silver Spring, Md.) brought the Friars within two, 8-6, when his shot reached the back of the cage at the 12:51 mark of the third quarter. Yale went on to score three consecutive goals to close the third quarter and led the Friars 11-6 headed into the final 15 minutes of play.

The Bulldogs added two goals in the fourth quarter to secure their 13-6 victory over the Friars.

Freshman goalie Jack Connelly (Kenilworth, Ill.) recorded all 60 minutes between the pipes and finished the game with 10 saves.

Providence was out-shot by Yale 37-28 and trailed the Bulldogs in ground balls, 37-21. In addition, Yale dominated face-offs, winning 17-of-20 attempts.

Providence was successful on 17-of-19 clear attempts and successfully defended the Bulldogs on 5-of-6 man-down opportunities.