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Holy Cross men’s lacrosse Downs, 16-9, opening 2022 season

SMITHFIELD, RI – The Providence College men’s lacrosse team opened its 2022 season with a 16-9 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday, February 5. The Brothers improve their all-time record against the Crusaders to 15-17.

First quarter:
Matt Grillon (Setauket, NY) struck first for the Friars with 12:46 remaining to give Providence a 1-0 lead.
Evan McGreen (Narragansett, RI) followed it up with a goal, 2-0, just 54 seconds later.
• Holy Cross responded 27 seconds later to make it 2-1.
• Grillo scored his second of the night, 3-1, at 5:24.
• The Crusaders regained the upper hand in one minute, 3-2, less than two minutes later.
• McGreen struck again for the Friars, 4-2, with five minutes remaining in the first.
• Holy Cross scored a minute later, 4-3, before Michael Chabra (Reading, Mass.) improved the Friars’ lead to 5-3 to close out the first period.
• Providence led 5-3 at the end of the first quarter.
• Providence held on to a slight shooting advantage in the first period, 15-14, including a 10-7 advantage in shots on goal.

Second Quarter:
• McGreen started a four-goal streak for the Friars, 6-3, at 1:32 of the second quarter.
Chris Cusolito (Melrose, Mass.) improved the Friars lead, 7-3, before McGreen scored his fourth of the game, 8-3. John Hoffman (Smithtown, NY) called to give the Brothers a 9-3 lead.
• Holy Cross scored its only goal of the quarter, 9-4, with 5:23 left in the second.
• McGreen scored on a one-man chance for Providence, 10-4, with 3:19 left in the second quarter.
• The Friars went into halftime with a 10-4 lead.

Third quarter:
• McGreen opened the scoring in the third, 11-4, with 6:30 remaining in the period.
• Holy Cross scored to make it 11-5 a minute later.
• First-year student Ryan Bell (Port Jefferson, NJ) scored its first collegiate goal, 12-5, with 4:04 left in the third.
• Holy Cross scored twice in a row to close the third, 12-7.

Fourth trimester:
The Crusaders scored two goals in the fourth quarter while Providence added four goals, 16-9.
• Grillo, McGreen, Hoffman and Bell all scored in the final period for the Friars, with each player scoring multiple goals for the night.
• The Crusaders outshot the Friars, 10-8 (6-6 SOG) in the final quarter.

Game Notes:
McGreen recorded new career highs for goals (seven) and points (eight).
• Grillo scored the 12th hat trick of his career. He ended the day with three goals.
• Providence allowed six different players to find the back of the net.
• Hoffman led the Friars with four balls on the ground.
Michael Harris (Basking Ridge, NJ) earned his first career win in his first career start in goal for the Friars.

Goalkeeper :
PC– Michael Harris – 17 saves, 9 goals conceded, .654 save percentage
HC – Dawson Friers – 11 saves, 10 goals against, .524 save percentage
HC- AJ Fox – 2 saves, 6 goals conceded, .250 save percentage

Face to face :
PC-8-28
HC-20-28

Extra-man opportunities:
PC-1-2
HC-0-2

Ground Balls:
PC-28
HC-29

Turnover generated:
PC-7
HC-7

And after: The Friars will play their home opener at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on Saturday, February 12 at 12:00 p.m. against Bryant University.

-GO BROTHERS-